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What to Write?

Travel Writing

Writing a Best-Seller

How to Write a Soapie

Tips for Writing a Romance

How to Write an Essay

Where to Find Ideas

How to Get Paid to Travel

A Night Alone ...

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First Things First

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Getting started

How to write great prose

Some subjects to write about

Choosing POV (Point of view)

Proofreading -- It IS Important

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Vocabulary Articles

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Choosing the right verb

Punctuation - why bother?  

Why You Need a Good Vocabulary

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Travel Writing

You have to be familiar with a place before you can write about it, so if you need a visa to work in Australia. Click here for advice.
How to write about your travels

Important Writing Skills

Freelance Writing

How to Research Beginner's Guide to Freelance Writing
Tips for Writing a Short Story Adventures in Freelancing
The Well-Fed Writer Engage Your Readers
How to Start Your Own Affiliate Program Ghost Writing for Profit
How to Write with Confidence Get More Traffic to Your Writing Site
How to Write Succinctly Become a Freelance Copywriter
How to Avoid Plagiarism
How to Kick-Start Your Writing

Some Points of Style

How to Write Your First Critique Using capitals, numbers and hyphens
How to Conduct a Meeting Firm Up Your Flabby Prose
How to Catch the Writing Bug How to Do a Word Count
Practice Writing How to Avoid Sexist Language in Your Writing
Setting the Scene for Your Novel Choosing the Appropriate POV
How to Write a Story by N .Strauss Writer to Reader
How to Write about the Law and Lawyers Finding Your Writing Voice
  The Readability Factor in Your Writing

Writing Articles

Writing Non-Fiction

How to Write a Darned Good Novel Writing Your Non-Fiction Book
Character Descriptions Information Sells
Developing Cause and Effect Christmas Traditions
Finding Your Writing Voice Knowledge Pays
The Readability Factor Structure of a Chapter 
Plot and the Power of Song How to write an ebook
Writing a Coming-of-Age Novel Tips on Writing for Magazines
10 Steps to Becoming a Romance Writer Writing Information Products
Using Setting as a Character
How to Become a Writer
What I Learned About Writing from 'The Sopranos'

Song Writing

Writing a Wedding Speech Where to Find Ideas for Lyrics
Some Unusual Jobs

How to Create a Hero

Getting Paid

Who Was That Masked Man? How Authors Get Paid
How to Start Your Own Affiliate Program

Family Histories

Using the US Census to Research

Google Adwords

Finding Your Scottish & Irish Ancestors Creating a Cost Effective Campaign
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Writing Eulogies

Public Speaking

How to Write a Eulogy 6 Steps to Effective Public Speaking
  How to Overcome Your Fears

Using Humour in Writing

Writing for Children

Humour - some thoughts Writing for the Children's Market
I wish everyday was Christmas Writing in Rhyme
Everyday I Write the Book Tips for Children's Writing
Ha ha said the clown Characterisation in Children's Writing
Lust Conflict in Children's Writing
Bob Hope's Scriptwriters Writing Picture Books for Children
Using Humour in Children's Writing

The Writer's Life

FAQ for Children's Writing
Writing a Book - an Author's Tale Glossary of Terms - Children's Writing
One Writer's Life Different Genre in Children's Writing
Some advice from a professional writer What's Hot in Children's Writing
So you want to publish a novel Writing Mysteries for Children
One survivor's account of his ordeal in the World Trade Center building ... Using Personal Struggles
Staying healthy with Vitamin C Children's Genres - more
The Secret to Harry Potter's Popularity


Editing Secrets
Writing a Great Query Letter Research the Market
E-Publish Your Work Eliminate Passive Writing
Why every Internet business should publish  
How to Critique Another's Work
How to Write Great Prose
What You Need to Know to Be Successful

Writing Markets

Odds and Ends
Writing for the Asian Market Fighting Fleas in Your Furry Friends
How Hair Grows
Hirsute Matters
Eye Tricks
Wildlife Gardens
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