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  • Identify Literary Themes: Find the Theme of the Story

    While reading a story, the theme might not be that obvious at first. Many people confuse the theme with the subject of the story, but a theme is more abstract than the...
  • How To Publish Short Stories

    Getting a short story published is a much different feat than getting a full-length book published. Does that mean that it is easy or harder? It's really a little bit...
  • How To Make Stage Props

    Stage props -- or more specifically, properties -- are the items that actors handle or interact with onstage. A director may choose to use many, few or no props at...
  • How To Write Memoirs

    The most personal way to tell your own story is in the form of a memoir. A memoir may be an autobiographical book intended for publication, or it may simply be a way...
  • How To Learn Copy Editor Marks

    Copy editor marks are an absolute must for any prospective copywriter, journalist or freelance copy editor to learn. These are shorthand symbols that indicate what...
  • How To Become a Copywriter

    There are many different types of copywriters and many different types of copy to be written. There are copywriters who specialize in very specific forms of...
  • How To Pass a Copy Editor Test

    How to pass a copy editor test depends largely on what type of copy it is you will be editing. There are different word usage guidelines for different types of copy,...
  • How To Be Your Own Literary Agent

    Getting a reliable agent with the right connections can be an arduous task, and often writers are left to represent themselves. Being your own agent means educating...
  • How To Prepare for the SAT Writing Test

    Preparing for the SAT can be one of the most nerve-wracking times in a college-bound high schooler's life. In March of 2005, a writing section was added to the test....
  • How To Get a Literary Agent

    Because so many publishers have been moving to an 'agented submissions only policy, it is more important than ever to find a good agent for your work. Finding a good...
  • How To Write a News Column

    A news column is a journalist's time to connect to the community on a personal level that is not possible with day to day objective news writing. Columns are often...
  • How To Find Writing Resources

    The Internet makes it particularly easy for writers to find resources. No matter what type of writer you are, the worldwide web is filled with all types of writing...
  • How To Write a Radio Play

    Radio plays bring us back to the days when there weren't the visuals of television.  Listeners relied upon their imagination and the talents of the 'actors' to...
  • How To Understand Children's Book Genres

    In the world of children's literature, there are many different types of genres to choose from. Children of different ages will generally show a preference for one...
  • Writing Science Lab Reports: Lab Report Format

    The key to writing any type of paper is to understand your purpose. Why are you writing it and what are you hoping to accomplish with this paper? In papers for an...
  • How To Write a Letter

    Writing a letter means taking into account the intended recipient as well as the overall message.  There are two main types of letters--business and personal letters....
  • Writing a Persuasive Essay: Get Help Writing an Essay

    Writing a persuasive essay involves writing that attempts to convince the readers that the author's way of thinking is the only correct way. These essays are generally...
  • How To Write Your Own Bio

    Most writers are happier with bios that they have written themselves, rather than letting a publisher decide what should be included. A typical bio will include two...
  • How To Understand Writing Contracts

    Writing contracts are necessary for any freelance writing project where money is involved, even most that do not offer pay for the writing.Know what rights you will ...
  • How To Get Published Online

    The internet is by far the easiest place to get published. There are millions of websites out there, and more often than not these sites are looking for effective...
  • How To Get the Most from Online Writing Classes

    Both new and veteran writers can benefit from taking writing classes. With a job, family, and other obligations keeping many of us busy, an online writing class can be...
  • How To Improve Your Writing Vocabulary

    Nothing can destroy the flow of a paper like repetitive words and poor vocabulary choices. There are several ways to improve the vocabulary in your written work, and...
  • How To Become a Freelance Technical Writer

    There are several different ways to get work as a freelance technical writer. Thanks to the internet, you can choose from many jobs online from all over the world....
  • How To Get Newspaper Articles Published: Getting Published

    Getting newspaper articles published depends greatly on the size of the newspaper that you approach. If you are not a journalist and do not have writing experience,...
  • Submit Manuscripts Properly to Publishers: Getting Published

    Sending a manuscript to a publisher is an exacting task that must be done according to the specific manuscript submission guidelines of each publisher. Each publisher...
  • How To Find a Publisher

    Finding a publisher for your writing is not as hard as many people believe. There are many user-friendly resources available to writers that are both easy to find and...
  • How To Find a Job in the Publishing Industry

    There are many different job opportunities in the publishing industry today and several different ways to find the job that is perfect for you.  The first step is...
  • How To Write a Business Letter

    In a world ruled by the Internet and e-mail, it seems as though people have forgotten how to write a decent business letter. Whether you are applying for a job,...
  • How To Write a Letter of Recommendation for College

    Many people are asked to write letters of recommendation for students entering college. If you're a teacher, coach, employer or youth worker, you may be used to...
  • How To Determine What Authors Get Paid

    When someone decides to enter the competitive world of writing, one of the first questions usually asked is, How much will I get paid? Really it depends on what type...
  • How To Find an Agent

    If you are interested in writing books, it is important to find a good agent. You can try to market your book by yourself, but many publishers will not deal directly...
  • How To Get Started in Newspaper Freelancing

    Getting started in newspaper freelancing can be a challenge.  Every newspaper that you approach wants to see your published clips but you don't have any yet.  Here...
  • How To Write a Term Paper

    A term paper, also known as a research paper, is commonly used as a practical exercise in the art of written communication.  English instructors use term papers to...
  • How To Get the Most from Online Critiquing

    If you have finished a piece of writing and feel it's time to get another set of eyes to give your piece a look, online critique can be a quick way to get that...
  • How To Avoid Repetitive Stress Injuries

    Repetitive stress injury (also called repetitive strain injury), can be cause by many different movements of the body if they are repeated with high frequency, as the...
  • How To Copyright Your Articles

    Many people wonder how to copyright their articles - or any written works, for that matter - in order to protect their work from theft or reproduction.  In reality,...
  • How To Avoid Common Grammatical Errors

    In a world where many people are politically correct but not grammatically correct, you could really stand out by taking the time to prepare well-written papers with...
  • How To Find a Writing Consultant

    Writing can be a solitary pursuit. Sometimes that independence is a good thing, allowing a writer to work full speed ahead. But all writers, whatever their experience...
  • How To Write a Book Report

    Many students in literature and reading classes are asked to write book reports after finishing an assignment or while participating in a school-wide reading blitz. ...
  • How To Write a Speech

    First, let me say how relieved your future audience would be if they knew you were taking the time to write your speech.  Too often, whether through laziness or...
  • How To Overcome Writer's Block

    Feeling unable to write? Follow these tips to overcome writer's block: Quell the Critic.  There are really two parts to writing-writing and then editing or improving...
  • How To Write a College Admission Essay

    I know that the pressure on you right now is enormous.  The best possible thing you can do in terms of writing a good college admission essay is to alleviate some of...
  • How To Judge a Writing Contest

    It is not unusual for sponsors of a writing contest to approach local authors or English instructors and request their services as judges.  Sometimes former winners...
  • How To Proofread Your Own Writing

    Once upon a time,  many writers would create a rough draft manuscript and submit it, warts and all, to a very indulgent publisher.  The publisher would promptly hand...
  • How To Collaborate with Other Writers

    Many writers never attempt to collaborate with other writers for fear of pitfalls and creative turmoil.  If you believe the stories of some people you meet,...
  • How To Write an Essay

    Writing an effective essay is usually a matter of finding a good self-limiting topic and covering enough aspects of that topic to satisfy your audience.  A...
  • How To Avoid Common Spelling Mistakes

    We've all made this mistake at some time in our writing lives.  We take the time to write something well - whether it's an email to the boss, a cover letter, a term...
  • How To Sell Travel Writing

    When it comes to being a successful travel writer, there are several things you have to understand before you ever make your first sale. Here are a few points to...
  • How To Publish Poetry: Getting Published

    Once you've composed a work of poetry that you believe worthy of publishing, the task becomes one of finding the proper outlet for your work. Because the market for...
  • How To Choose a Film Program

    If you've always loved movies - going to see them, making them in your backyard with friends, writing down ideas for future blockbusters - maybe film school is for...