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My writing competition success - An interview with writer, Angela Gloker

firstwriter.com – Friday August 29, 2008

Angela Gloker recently found success in a writing competition she found through firstwriter.com. We caught up with her to talk to her about the competition, and her writing.

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Boost creativity by befriending your muse

By Molli Nickell

firstwriter.com – Saturday April 26, 2008

The harsh reality about making the transition from wannabe to published author is that you actually have to complete your manuscript. No agent or editor is going to perform a lobotomy to extract your words as they slumber, unwritten, between your ears. To assist you in transforming what you want to write into a book or magazine manuscript, consider enlisting the aid of your muse.

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My writing competition success - An interview with writer, Neil Forbes

firstwriter.com – Saturday April 26, 2008

Neil Forbes recently found success in a writing competition he found through firstwriter.com. We caught up with him to talk to him about the competition, and his writing.

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Tips on writing fiction

By Ken Brosky
Editor-in-Chief, Brew City Magazine

firstwriter.com – Friday March 28, 2008

A lot of writers just don't get it. They think just because they can type on a computer, they have what it takes to write a story. The phrase "You know, I've always wanted to write a book" creeps into casual conversation so frequently that it's easy to believe that such a feat can be reasonably accomplished without any schooling whatsoever!

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Review: The Law (in Plain English) for Writers

By Rocky Reichman
Editor and Publisher, Literary Magic

firstwriter.com – Friday March 28, 2008

The Law (in Plain English) for Writers, by Leonard D. Duboff and Bert P. Krages, II
Sphinx Publishing Naperville, Illinois $16.95
ISBN #: 1-57248-476-4

Writers need to be creative. They also need to be business savvy, in order to successfully publish, promote and sell their books. But one aspect that's constantly overlooked for writers is Law. Legal matters, for writers. Dozens of books tell you how to market your books, and twice that many show you how to write them. But very few offer succinct, clear legal guidance like this book does. And the wording is in plain English, too. The Law (in Plain English) for Writers is a comprehensive yet easy to understand legal guide for writers. The book's pages cover a large amount of publishing law and writing legalities.

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Eight reasons to attend writer’s cons

By L.J. Bothell

firstwriter.com – Saturday January 26, 2008

You’ve heard about them, you’ve seen them announced; perhaps they’ve even invaded your city. "Cons", short for "conventions". WorldCon, Norwescon, NECON, etc. But they’re expensive, require travel, and lots of weird people go to them, right? Why would you (a writer / poet / artist / editor / whatever) want to attend one?

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Setting the scene

By Ken Brosky
Editor-in-Chief, Brew City Magazine

firstwriter.com – Saturday November 24, 2007

Too many writers in today's age leave too much to their readers' imaginations, omitting key details in scenes that are just as important as the characters involved or their dialogue, threatening the image of "floating heads".

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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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