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Helpful advice for all poets from the Free Verse report.
The 6th and last excerpt from Alexander Gordon Smith's stimulating Inspired Creative Writing from the brisk and entertaining 52 Brilliant Ideas series is about learning to let go:
'The big day has finally arrived. You canít do anything else to your novel Ė itís perfect. So stop staring at it and get it out there. The world wants to know your name.
As writers, we often like to write for ourselves, but show me a writer who says they donít ever want to be published and Iíll show you a fibber.'
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The latest addition to our WritersPrintShop self-publishing service is an article on getting images of all kinds ready for your book. This is useful for any author planning illustrations for their work.
Content is king. If a browser canít reach where or what they want within 30 seconds they will abandon that site or search. Our new article looks at how to attract and hold on to visitors.
From the teletype terminal to the laser printing - an overview of how printing has developed as the technology has moved along..
How to control the noise from your computer and cut it right down if it's distractingly loud.
Did you know that if somebody can record the keys you are pressing, they can discover almost everything that you are doing on the computer? Read our article to find out how to protect yourself.
We all get too much email. All good email programmes provide a tool to help you sort the incoming stream and filter your spam.
Making the most of MS Word.
In a report from the London Book Fair Chas Jones summarises Tim Renault's comparative look at Napster and other disasters, and what publishing could learn from the music business.
Our latest article explores the issue of books for the visually impaired, with many useful links. For self-publishers, it is easy to make your book available in large print if you wish to do so.
Bob is pleased with Anthony Horovitz's success, enjoys the new word foosh (an invented medical term meaning to Fall On OutStretched Hand) and takes comfort from Chekhov's view on happiness:
'to feel continuously happy, even in moments of distress and sorrow, the following is needed:
(a) to be satisfied with your present state; and
(b) to rejoice in the knowledge that things might have been much worse.'
'So if youíre serious about writing scripts and want a thoughtful magazine which will help you achieve your goal - whilst providing food for thought and some wide-ranging and interesting articles - this magazine could be the one for you.'
We investigated your book-buying habits, and found that the author's name is still the most important factor influencing book purchase.
It can be hard work finding an agent to represent you. Make sure though that, when you set up the relationship, you do so in a professional manner. Our new page shows you how to get the most out of this key relationship.
See also Finding an agent for how to go about getting someone to represent you.
John Jenkins on how books are promoted through the chains, the origins of the word 'spondulicks' and how Catherine Cookson's life translated into sales of 100 million books.
'Did you know that June 27th was the centenary of the birth of Catherine Cookson? Her life story far eclipsed the gritty plots of her books.'
The Editor's View, written by the Editor of Writers' Forum magazine.
A report from the London Book Fair on how to make the most out of selling film rights and writing the script.
Our new page shows you how to put your package together and what you should send. Essential reading to make sure you give your work its best chance.
You might also like to consider using our Submission Critique service.
We have revamped our WritersPrintShop website with lots more information. If you're thinking about self-publishing, this is the place to find out what's involved. If you're ready to go ahead, our high quality service is second to none and there's an economy version for those who want to tackle some of the work themselves. You can estimate the cost for yourself.
It's easier than you think, so get recording! We'll provide a site for you to podcast your work soon.
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