getting published


The Nonfiction Book Proposal That Won Me a Publishing Contract

Are you writing a Christian nonfiction book? Then you need to write a book proposal that appeals to literary agents, acquisitions editors, publishing boards, and the marketing staff at publishing houses. And – if you want to get your Christian book published – then you need to read sample book proposals until you learn how to write yours right. Here, […]

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How to Get Published

Whether you want to publish a short story, article, novel, or nonfiction book – you’ll need to write a query letter. These tips on how to get published revolve around the single most important letter you’ll ever write. Do you know how to write a query letter? Learn from the experts in Writer’s Market: The Most Trusted Guide to Getting Published. You’ll […]


How to Pitch a Query Letter to Magazine Editors

These tips on how to pitch a query letter to magazine editors will help you structure your writing and get your articles published. Querying and pitching query letters to editors are reliable ways to get freelance writing work. I’ve been on both sides of the fence – I worked as an editor receiving queries, and I worked as a freelance […]

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How the Law of Attraction Can Help You Become a Better Writer

Can visualization and vision boards help writers get published? Yes, say some successful writers. Here’s how writing and the law of attraction can make you a better writer. Here’s what one the teachers in The Secret says: “The law of attraction is really obedient. When you think of the things that you want, and you focus on them with all of your intention, […]


Writers Dreams – How Do Dreams Affect the Writing Process?

Learn firsthand how writers’ dreams affect the writing process. Here, famous published authors describe how their dreams affect their writing, creativity, and storytelling skills. These quotations from published authors on the dreaming and writing process is a follow-up from my article, How Dreaming at Night Inspires Famous Writers. First, a writing quip: “There are two kinds of [successful] writers: those that make you […]

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How I Found a Literary Agent – the Irene Goodman Agency

Here’s how I found and signed with a literary agent at the Irene Goodman Agency in NYC. I divided my experience into 12 steps that can help all writers find their own agents… First, I gotta share a quip I found from Irene Goodman herself: “Writing is your job, just like your postman has a job,” says Goodman. “He delivers the mail […]


Writers Personality Traits – The Key to Getting Published

Do writers’ personality traits make a difference in getting published? You betcha! Here are the personality traits that help authors and professional writers succeed. These personality traits will help you figure out if you’ve got what it takes to be a successful writer… But first, writing advice from Anne Lamott: “E. L. Doctorow once said that ‘writing a novel is like […]

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How to Stand Out in the Slush Pile

How to Stand Out in the Slush Pile

Standing out in the slush pile is one of the key ways to get published as a freelance writer, novelist, or poet! When you send story ideas or book proposals to editors and publishers, you need to float to the top – and stay there. Do you want to know how to get published? New research reveals one way to get people […]