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  • How To Write a Speech for a Bar Mitzvah

    According to Jewish tradition, a Bar Mitzvah celebrates the transition from childhood to adulthood. It should be a time of fun and celebration. Amongst all the...
  • How To Write a Thesis

    The time has come in your educational life where you have to write a thesis. You have spent your whole year doing homework, writing essays, taking notes, and studying...
  • How To Find an Illustrator

    You have finally done it. You have written a book or other piece of writing that will rock this world. The only problem is that in order for your piece of writing to...
  • Describe Yourself on Online Dating Websites: Internet Dating Tips

    So you have finally decided to put yourself on the world wide web of dating, and you're confident that you know how to use online dating sites. Congratulations! It is...
  • How To Prepare a Retirement Speech

    Whether you are a co-worker, friend, child, or grandchild, there will be at least one opportunity in your life for you to give a retirement speech. Delivering a...
  • How To Write a Research Paper

    Does your stomach feel nauseous when your instructor or professor assigns a 'research paper?'  A research paper can be an intimidating project - especially the longer...
  • How To Write a Living Will

    Writing a living will is not something that most people look forward to doing, but it is something that can spare your relatives a lot of heartbreak in the future. An...
  • How To Write An Apology

    Maybe the only thing worse than realizing you're wrong is realizing you have to admit it. But, there are many times in life when an apology is called for, sometimes in...
  • How To Hire a Professional Proofreader

    Hiring a professional proofreader is necessary in many types of situations, especially when you want to present your best work. When you can't do the job yourself,...
  • How To Write an Obituary

    The form that an obituary takes is usually mandated by the newspaper that will run it. Whenever possible, inquire about their standard form in order to write one that...
  • How To Write Grants

    When a grant opportunity has been identified, the winning applicant is sometimes just the person who has written the most compelling grant proposal. For that reason,...
  • How To Write a Coming-Of-Age Story

    The coming-of-age story is a time-honored genre featuring a young protagonist who, in the course of pursuing a goal, moves from being a child to being a young adult. A...
  • How To Write a Thank-You Note

    No matter what the occasion, it's always great to receive a gift.  But do you always show the proper appreciation?  Writing a thank-you note is a quick and easy way...
  • How To Write a Science Fiction Novel

    Science fiction is one of the most creative genres of fiction on the market. Science fiction does not limit itself to what is possible, or even what is probable. In...
  • How To Write a Book

    There are so many types of books on the market today, it can be difficult to start from scratch with no idea of what to write about and progress to a full-sized book....
  • How To Write a Toast

    The moment has arrived. All eyes are on you as you rise and lift your glass. The audience is expecting something profound, or maybe funny, or maybe both. You're...
  • How To Write to Santa Claus

    Every year in December, millions of children around the world sit down to write their letters to Santa Claus. Some choose to write their letter with crayon, others...
  • How To Become a Ghostwriter

    Many people have a story to tell or have the ability to gather in business writing copy. What they lack is the ability to write in a clear, concise manner within...
  • How To Sell Your Screenplay

    If you think writing a screenplay is tough, try selling one. I'm not sure if anyone famous ever said that, but someone should have, because it's true. Selling a...
  • Creating Catchy Radio and TV Commercial Jingles

    Are you asking yourself as you read this, 'just what is a jingle?' A jingle, in advertising vernacular, is a catchy phrase or slogan, set to a cheerful tune. It...
  • How To Write a Eulogy

    If you are asked to write a eulogy, know that this is a great honor. A eulogy is the speech given in memory of a person's life after he or she has passed away. It is a...
  • How To Get Published

    Getting published is a phenomenon with many angles. There's getting a book published, getting an article published, getting self-published, getting published online....
  • How To Write Non-Fiction

    Magazines, websites, books:  There's a huge market out there for non-fiction writers.  Whether you're an experienced fiction writer interested in making a jump from...
  • How To Find the Best Writing Programs

    Writing is often a very individual pursuit. But to improve their writing skills, many people enroll in some sort of writing program, be it a degree program, a...
  • How To Write Detective Stories: Story Writing and Plot

    'Detective' comes from the French 'detrere' -- 'to seek.' A detective story is an off-shoot of the mystery genre and, as such, its format is similar to that of a...
  • How To Write a Composition: Writing Papers, Essays and More

    The word 'composition' may mean different things in different circumstances. It could be a personal narrative, a short work of fiction or prose, an essay, a dramatic...
  • Finding Copywriting Jobs: Start Your Writing Career

    Copywriting is the art of composing compelling sales or marketing verbiage. In a nutshell, copywriting can be any words you see in a: Newspaper, magazine or billboard...
  • How To Write an Introduction

    Have you ever walked in on the middle of a play or movie? You generally have no idea what is going on and unless someone explains it to you, you often never really...
  • How To Write Comedy: Creating a Funny Joke

    A guy walks into a bar. A chicken crosses the road. A rabbi, an imam and a nun go just about anywhere together... and hilarity ensues. Or maybe it doesn't. Comedy or...
  • How To Write Dialogue

    From theatre scripts to film scripts to novels and short stories, dialogue plays an important role in developing both story and character. Just as some people have an...
  • How To Write a Recommendation Letter: Letters of Recommendation

    There are many reasons why you may be asked to write a recommendation letter. Perhaps a former employee needs a reference in her new line of work, your housekeeper...
  • How To Write a Letter to the Editor

    One of the most widely read features in a newspaper is the section of letters to the editor. The letters section also represents a reader's best chance to be published...
  • How To Write a Young Adult Book

    Who doesn't remember reading all of those young adult novels full of teen angst and romance? While we all remember reading them, writing a novel to target that market...
  • How To Write Wedding Thank You Cards

    Admit it. One of the best parts about getting married—besides making an official, lifelong commitment to your soul mate—is racking in the wedding gifts. Even...
  • How To Develop an Antagonist

    How often do we hear actors say they prefer playing villains to playing good guys?  There's a reason for that:  Antagonists - your basic bad guys - can be fun in...
  • How To Develop a Protagonist

    Most great stories revolve around a variation of a simple premise:  A protagonist who fights the odds to achieve his goal. The protagonist has been the backbone of...
  • How To Name Your Character

    Whether you're writing a sprawling novel with scores of characters who travel the globe, or a short stage play about two guys sitting in a bar, you will, at some point...
  • How To Develop Your Characters

    Interesting stories, exotic settings, witty banter, political commentary, artistic language - there are many things that make an audience love a literary experience....
  • How To Write a Synopsis

    A synopsis is necessary to pitch a manuscript to a publisher. The synopsis tells the entire story of the book in a short amount of space and in a way that sells the...
  • How To Write a Novella

    There are some stories that just cannot be told in a short story, and are not large enough in scope to be a full-length novel. This in-between form is novella,...
  • How To Compose a Headline

    Composing a headline is one of the most important tasks when writing for a newspaper. Why? Because a lot of people simply don't read past the headline. Many people...
  • How To Write a Limerick

    The limerick is perhaps the only form of poetry known mostly for its racy content. Limericks are traditionally about taboo or adult subjects, written with a witty...
  • Writing a One Act Play: Writing Strategies

    When people think of plays, many things come to mind. One of those things can occasionally be Man, that was long! While great plays sometimes make time fly, many...
  • How To Write a Short Story

    A short story is in some ways more difficult to write than a full-length book. Your short story should have all of the plot, characterization and meaning of a book,...
  • Writing Historical Fiction: Novel Writing Tips

    Historical fiction has always been popular, with people gravitating toward novels set in time periods that they have an interest in. But writing int his genre is a lot...
  • How To Write for a Newspaper

    Writing for a newspaper is often a thankless job.  Newspaper reporters tend to be criticized regularly and even blamed for society's ills. But there is no better way...
  • How To Write a Press Release

    To be successful, a business has to advertise. One of the best ways to get advertising, and for free no less, is to have your business, product or service get...
  • How To Find a Writing Space

    In an ideal world, all writers would have spacious offices of their own with spectacular views and family and friends willing to give us all the time we need to work....
  • How To Tap Dance

    Tap dancing is a lively form of dance that originated in the 1800s and has complex roots in several forms of dance (including Irish step and English clogging).  Tap...
  • How To Decide Whether to Quit Your Day Job

    There are many people who dream of giving up the nine-to-five grind and trying their hands at writing for a living. While it's definitely possible to make a good...