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Writing Tips For Novice Authors

Writing

Writing Tips For Novice Authors

by: Patty Apostolides

If you are reading this article then you probably have asked yourself at some point in your life, “Do I have what it takes to become an author?”
I believe that successful authors, those who actually write and finish that novel, or book of poetry, or even that book of short stories, and see it all the way to publication, have certain characteristics.
Characteristics of Authors
1. They like to sit for hours in front of a computer screen (or with pen and paper), typing (writing) away.
2. They think about their book, even when they’re not writing.
3. They are motivated to finish their book.
4. They are motivated to proofread, edit and revise their finished book until it is the best it can be.
5. They are motivated to publish their book.
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How The First Earth Day Came About

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How The First Earth Day Came About

by: Billy I Ahmed

Today, April 22, people across the world will be observing Earth Day registering their concern about deteriorating state of environment and pronouncing resolve to arrest the detrimental trend.
On April 22, 1970, Earth Day was first observed in the USA. It was, “one of the most remarkable happenings in the history of democracy…” commented the American Heritage Magazine, in its October 1993 issue.
What is the purpose of Earth Day? How did it start? These are the questions most frequently asked. Actually, the idea for Earth Day evolved over a period of seven years starting in 1962. For several years, it had been troubling Senator Gaylord Nelson that the state of US environment was simply a non-issue in the politics of the country...

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A New Way To Self Publish

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A New Way To Self Publish

by: Anna Kathryn Bir

More and more good authors are turning to the Internet to self publish. There are several reasons for that. All of them are probably well known to every writer by now, so we’ll not go into them here. What we’ll talk about here is a new way to self publish.
Everyone has, by now, heard of ebooks. This is a wonderful way to publish on the net, but it requires special programs to empliment it. And there are web sites that will do all that for you for a fee. But what if you simply can’t afford it or you don’t want to pay anyone?
This idea I’ve come up with may be out there in left field, but out in left field is where you usually find some great ideas. Here is what I found.
Create a credit card account somewhere first...

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5 Free Time-Saving Tools for Article Authors

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5 Free Time-Saving Tools for Article Authors

by: Brandie King

You can save time and make your article writing and promotion easier by putting some very great tools to use. Below I’ve included 5 tools that can help you.
1. Article Formatter
If your articles aren’t properly formatted before being submitted they have a very high chance of getting rejected. Formatting your articles also shows respect for the publishers you are submitting to. The following tool will not only format your articles to any line length you desire, but give you a total count of characters, words, and lines. To format your articles very quickly, just visit http://www.fwointl.com/FWOFormatter.html.
2. Tracking Software
As you start writing articles, and especially when you have been writing them for awhile, y...

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Does Your Plot Suit Your Characters And Vice-Versa

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Does Your Plot Suit Your Characters And Vice-Versa?

by: Nick Vernon

Creative Writing Tips –
When an idea comes to us for a short story, we either think of a story line first or a character first. Whichever we think of first, and later on build, we have to make sure the plot and the character suit each other.
Example one – We think of a story line first.
Your story is set in a rural area. A company opens a factory and employs workers from that small town. The residents welcome this, as there aren’t many jobs going around. The management takes advantage of that fact and exploit the workers.
Using a technicality in the system, perhaps listing them under different job titles in their books, they pay them less than they are entitled...

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