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Getting Published as a Photographer

Michael Ernest Sweet | Posted 10.25.2014 | Arts
Michael Ernest Sweet

One of the most frequent questions I get asked is how I got my first book of photography published. There is no easy answer. Getting published is a co...

7 Great Things About Being a Writer (and Seven More That Suck)

Jason Pinter | Posted 01.30.2013 | Books
Jason Pinter

One time I got a package containing a tattered copy of my book along with a handwritten note. To a writer, this is like going up to a stranger and telling them that a) they could use some plastic surgery, and b) you'd like to perform it yourself.

Amazon vs. Traditional Publishing

Kiana Davenport | Posted 11.06.2012 | Books
Kiana Davenport

My Chinese uncle had a favorite proverb: "Great misfortune disguises great good fortune." With the imminent publication of my new novel, The Spy Lover, I reflect on that proverb, and the events that occurred before the book was finally published.

I Graduated. I'm a Writer. Now What?

The Levo League | Posted 09.12.2012 | Books
The Levo League

I change endings. It's what I do. Perhaps it is not so surprising, then, that as a kid, I couldn't get enough of the Choose Your Own Adventure series.

The Write Way

Howard Meyer | Posted 07.17.2012 | Arts
Howard Meyer

If you have a talent for writing and are just now looking to get your foot in the door of the publishing world, then this article may be of use to you.

I Could Write a Book About My Book Ordeal!

Dave Astor | Posted 07.10.2012 | Books
Dave Astor

Celebrity entertainers and politicians have no problem getting their memoirs published. So a book partly about celebrity entertainers and politicians should have had no problem getting published, right?

The (Un)Romantic Path of Literary Fiction: Alfred A. Knopf (Part II)

Rex Pickett | Posted 05.26.2012 | Books
Rex Pickett

I had never experienced "writer's block" in my entire life. If an idea -- screenplay or novel -- wasn't working, I just abandoned it and started on something else.

Help Me Understand Why We Have So Many Misunderstandings About Book Writing

John Joss | Posted 03.05.2012 | Books
John Joss

Consider the facts of life in this age of bottom-line, 'pull' publishing in which publishers rarely support new authors, except via personal introduction by insiders. If you have a publishing ambition, consider these realities.

Jealousy And Creative Writing: Dealing With Green-Eyed Monster

writersrelief.com | Posted 09.04.2011 | Books

In Natalie Merchant’s 1995 song “Jealousy,” a woman asks these questions about a rival for her lover’s affections: “Is she bright/so well re...

Editors And Literary Agents: Why They’re Just Not That Into You

Writer's Relief Blog | Posted 07.03.2011 | Books

Picture this. Your good friend texts you to say he just got home from a blind date. You call him right away to see how it went....

Writer Wednesday: 6 Ways To Turn Acceptances Into Rejections (PHOTOS)

Writer's Relief | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

From Writer's Relief: After years and years of watching our client list receive hundreds of acceptances per cycle, the staff of Writer's Relief fin...

Five Quick & Dirty Rules of the Author Entrepreneur

Zondra Hughes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Zondra Hughes

I know the miracles that can happen from publishing a book that you really believe in, but I also know how fickle the industry can be, and so I'm eager to share with you what we all had to learn the hard way.