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Book proposal writing made easy

By William Cane

firstwriter.com – Saturday November 24, 2007

You want to write a nonfiction blockbuster, and you have a great idea, maybe even a title. Now the only thing you need to know is where to begin. The answer is the book proposal.

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How I found a publisher - An interview with author, Brian Withecombe

firstwriter.com – Saturday November 24, 2007

Brian Withecombe recently acquired a publisher using firstwriter.com's database of publishers. We asked him about his writing, and how he found success.

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How I got a publisher - An interview with author, Lynette Mather

firstwriter.com – Friday October 26, 2007

Lynette Mather (pen-name "L.A.Thunder") recently acquired a publisher using firstwriter.com's database of publishers. We asked her about her writing, and how she found success.

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Making a success of your writing

By Patricia Fry

firstwriter.com – Friday October 26, 2007

A new year is looming large. Are you ready to take your writing business to the next level? Will you finally complete that novel in 2008? Despite years of putting off your dream, you can succeed. You can earn a living as a freelance writer. You can experience the joy of authorship. Here are some suggestions to help you move closer to your writing goals.

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How I got a literary agent - An interview with author, Robert W. Morgan

firstwriter.com – Saturday September 29, 2007

In 2006, Robert W. Morgan acquired an agent using firstwriter.com's database of literary agencies. Eighteen months on, he's repeated the same success by placing his latest work with another agent, again found through firstwriter.com. We asked him about his writing, and how he found success.

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Surviving in the small press

By David Soulsby
Editor, Libbon

firstwriter.com – Saturday September 29, 2007

There is one of the unexplained mysteries of the writer/publisher interface that grieves me. Why do writers submit their work to magazines without first checking out their suitability? It grieves me because my belief that writers would not hand over their masterpieces without first ensuring that the magazine wasn't printed on toilet tissue with a John Bull home printing set led me to publish my own short story magazine entitled Libbon.

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How I got a literary agent - An interview with author Rob Riley

firstwriter.com – Saturday August 25, 2007

Rob Riley recently acquired an agent using firstwriter.com's database of literary agencies. We asked him about his writing, and how he found success.

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The mathematics of persuasion

By Philip Yaffe

firstwriter.com – Sunday July 29, 2007

At first glance mathematics and persuasive communication – writing, and particularly public speaking – would seem to have little in common. After all, mathematics is an objective science, whilst speaking involves voice quality, inflection, eye contact, personality, body language, and other subjective components.

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How I got my book published - An interview with author, James J. Garber

firstwriter.com – Friday June 22, 2007

James J. Garber recently secured a publisher using firstwriter.com's database of book publishers. We caught up with him to talk to him about his success, and his writing.

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Adverbs of doom

By Dave Duggins
Editor, Spacesuits and Sixguns Magazine

firstwriter.com – Saturday April 28, 2007

I was doing a deep critique for a student in the Creative Writing Magnet at Woodside High School in Newport News, VA (hi guys!) when I saw them.

Them. Those – things. They mostly come out at night, but sometimes show their evil little faces in broad daylight. Impertinent snots.

I'm talking about adverbs, of course. Those words that end in “ly” and modify verbs. Messily, hungrily, angrily. Those words.

They are not your friends.

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