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How to Be a Writer

The Second Discipline: Why Writers Must Choose Not to Worry

William Kenower | Posted 10.20.2016 | Home
William Kenower

Writers have to be disciplined. Most writers do not begin their career with a publishing contract in hand. Instead, the writer has an idea. This idea so interests him that he sits down every day, alone, often without encouragement, always without guarantees.

How to Publish Short Fiction

Brandi Megan Granett | Posted 04.07.2015 | Home
Brandi Megan Granett

So you want to publish a short story? You want to read the journals and magazines that publish short fiction to see where your work would fit. You want to find people that like writing like yours.

So You Want to Be a Travel Writer? Here's the Reality.

Aimee Chan | Posted 12.21.2014 | Travel
Aimee Chan

It's not all complimentary bottles of Champagne in exchange for a few characters in a Word document. Travel writing is much more complicated than that. Here are some of the truths of what's really involved in travel writing.

Peter Reynolds, Picture Book Master, Talks to The Book Doctors about Books, Kids, Writing, Twins and How to Get Published Successfully

David Henry Sterry | Posted 08.24.2014 | Home
David Henry Sterry

We met Peter Reynolds at the New England Society for Children Book Writers and Illustrators Conference, when he gave one of the best talks we ever heard.

Protecting Your Bright Ideas From Literary Scavengers

| Posted 02.08.2012 | Home

From Writer's Relief staff: Writers who are in the process of submitting their work to agents and editors tend to worry about idea theft. How m...

Online Journalism How To Guide: Launch Your Own News Site | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

These bootstrapping indie journalists are learning to run their own small business, including tending to many details they never had to worry about be...

So You Want to be a Writer, Part Two

John Lundberg | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
John Lundberg

I find it's best to approach the publishing world like Han Solo approaches an asteroid field: "Never tell me the odds."

So You Want To Be A Writer

John Lundberg | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
John Lundberg

Whether you're dreaming of writing the great American novel or you've just got a few poems you're trying to publish, you'd be surprised at the wealth of options available to help you improve and mature as a writer.