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Issue 15:16 - August 20
Editorial: The Things that Matter Mos, by Moira Allen
Crafting Fabulous Fiction: Plunging Into Your Project, by Victoria Grossack
Free Stuff For Writers: Creating Content by Aline Lechaye

2015
Issue 15:15 - August 6
Editorial: The Things that Matter Most, by Moira Allen
Feature: How to Always Be a Passionate Writer, by Maria Chatzi

Issue 15:14 - July 16
Guest Editorial: The Secret Art of Reaching "The End", by Mridu Khullar Relph
Crafting Fabulous Fiction: Editing for Consistency, by Victoria Grossack
Free Stuff For Writers: Consolidating Social Media by Aline Lechaye

Issue 15:13 - July 2
Editorial: The Things We're Not Good At, by Moira Allen
Feature: How To Spot Clients Who Won't Pay & What To Do When They Don't, by Brandy Cross

Issue 15:12 - June 18
Editorial: The Things We Are Good At, by Moira Allen
Crafting Fabulous Fiction: Twisting the Plot, by Victoria Grossack
Free Stuff For Writers: Collaboration Tools, Part II, by Aline Lechaye

Issue 15:11 - June 4
Guest Editorial: Pedal Your Bike to Pedal Your Mind, by Tom Bentley
Feature: Setting the Scene for Dialogue, by Ginger Hanson
No-Fee Writing Contests for July 2015

Issue 15:10 - May 20, 2015
Editorial: So Many Words, So Little Time, by Moira Allen
Crafting Fabulous Fiction: Counting the Words, by Victoria Grossack
Free Stuff For Writers: Collaboration Tools, Part I, by Aline Lechaye

Issue 15:09 - May 7, 2015
Guest Editorial: Improve Your Ability to Concentrate, by Victoria Grossack
Feature: What To Do When You Believe an Editor Is Wrong, by Maria Chatzi
No-Fee Writing Contests for June 2015

Issue 15:08 - April 16, 2015
Editorial: Books: Read and Delete, or Read and Share? by Moira Allen
Crafting Fabulous Fiction: Setting the Mood, by Victoria Grossack
Free Stuff For Writers: Dialogue, by Aline Lechaye

Issue 15:07 - April 2, 2015
Editorial: To Quit or Not to Quit, Part II: Understanding the Writing Continuum, by Moira Allen
Feature: To Quit or Not to Quit: Readers Respond
No-Fee Writing Contests for May 2015

Issue 15:06 - March 19, 2015
Editorial: To Quit or Not to Quit, Part I, by Moira Allen
Crafting Fabulous Fiction: Writing in Pairs, by Victoria Grossack
Free Stuff For Writers: Design Time, by Aline Lechaye

Issue 15:05 - March 5, 2015
Editorial: The Perils of the Paperless Office, by Moira Allen
Feature: KISS -- Keep It Simple, Sweetheart! How to Write About a Complex Subject in a Simple Way, by Devyani Borade
No-Fee Writing Contests for April 2015

Issue 15:04 - February 19, 2015
Editorial: Feeling Like a Fraud, by Moira Allen
Crafting Fabulous Fiction: Levels of Structure in Fiction, by Victoria Grossack
Free Stuff For Writers: Interactive Marketing, by Aline Lechaye

Issue 15:03 - February 5, 2015
Guest Editorial: Are You a Happy Writer? by Devyani Borade
Feature: How to Become a Presenter at Prestigious Conferences, by Patricia Fry
No-Fee Writing Contests for March 2015

Issue 15:02 - January 15, 2015
Editorial: The Pen and the Sword, by Moira Allen
Crafting Fabulous Fiction: The End, by Victoria Grossack
Free Stuff For Writers: Presentation Tools, by Aline Lechaye

Issue 15:01 - January 2, 2015
Editorial: Look Both Ways Before Crossing (Off) the Year... by Moira Allen
Feature: How to Master (and Survive) a Career as a Solo Writer! by Jennifer Brown Banks
No-Fee Writing Contests for February 2015

2014
Issue 14:23 - December 4, 2014
Calling All Authors: The Key to Successful Social Media Promotion, by N.N. Light
Editorial: The Writer's Gift, by Moira Allen
Crafting Fabulous Fiction: Why Don't You Reach the End? by Victoria Grossack

Issue 14:22 - November 20, 2014
The Stuff Series Are Made Of, by Karen Wiesner
Editorial: A Mission Statement, by Moira Allen
Crafting Fabulous Fiction: Flesh out Your Writing with Body Language, by Victoria Grossack
Free Stuff For Writers: Getting Through NaNoWriMo, by Aline Lechaye

Issue 14:21 - November 6, 2014
Enriching Your Writing with Big Data, by Audrey Henderson
Editorial: Charting Our Course for 2015, by Moira Allen
Crafting Fabulous Fiction: Map Your Settings, by Victoria Grossack

Issue 14:20 - October 16, 2014
Why Procrastination is a Good Thing, by Barbara Florio Graham
Editorial: Being There, by Audrey Henderson
Crafting Fabulous Fiction: The Greater Logic of Fiction, by Victoria Grossack
Free Stuff For Writers: Tools for NaNoWriMo, by Aline Lechaye

Issue 14:19 - October 2, 2014
Write What You Don't Know, by Sean McLachlan
Editorial: Creating New Readers, by Moira Allen
Crafting Fabulous Fiction: Some Absurdities in Fiction, by Victoria Grossack

Issue 14:18 - September 18, 2014
Developing a Pitch Message, by Hank Quense
Editorial: Defining Your Writer Self, by Mridu Khullar Relph
Crafting Fabulous Fiction: The Author-Reader Contract, by Victoria Grossack
Free Stuff For Writers: More Writing Tools, by Aline Lechaye

Issue 14:17 - September 4, 2014
What Grocery Shopping Can Teach us About Branding Our Blogs, by Jennifer Brown Banks
Editorial: The Power of Rejection, by Moira Allen
Crafting Fabulous Fiction: Pondering Personal Pronouns, by Victoria Grossack

Issue 14:16 - August 21, 2014
Is "Intercultural" Communication a Moot Point? by Geoff Hart
Editorial: When Evil Empires Collide (Amazon vs. Hachette), by Moira Allen
Crafting Fabulous Fiction: Having Fun with Fan Fiction, by Victoria Grossack
Free Stuff For Writers: Random Writing Tools, by Aline Lechaye

Issue 14:15 - August 7, 2014
Boost Your Income by Writing & Selling Greeting Card Ideas, by Sandy Forbes
Editorial: Writing Time: A Vital Luxury, by Moira Allen
Crafting Fabulous Fiction: Writing under the Influence: Inspiration, Plagiarism and Homage, by Victoria Grossack

Issue 14:14 - July 17, 2014
Take Control of Your Schedule! by Geoff Hart
Editorial: A Writer's Gotta Have Standards... by Moira Allen
Crafting Fabulous Fiction: Confrontations, by Victoria Grossack

Issue 14:13 - July 3, 2014
Six Ways To Make Your Racing Thoughts Work For You! by R.H. Ramsey
Editorial: For the Fun of It: Announcing a New Magazine, by Moira Allen
Crafting Fabulous Fiction: Conflict, by Victoria Grossack
Free Stuff For Writers: Free Image Editors (Part II) by Aline Lechaye

Issue 14:12 - June 19, 2014
Build Your Writing Business Through Testimonials, by Jennifer Brown Banks
Editorial: The Freedom of the Fourth, by Moira Allen
Crafting Fabulous Fiction: Connect with Conjunctions, by Victoria Grossack

Issue 14:11 - June 5, 2014
Create a Website that Works for You, by Barbara Florio Graham
Editorial: Protecting Yourself, Writer-Style, by Moira Allen
Crafting Fabulous Fiction: Hanging on Cliffs, by Victoria Grossack
Free Stuff For Writers: Free Image Editors (Part I) by Aline Lechaye

Issue 14:10 - May 15, 2014
Getting Past the Gatekeepers: Submitting to Literary Journals, by Jocelyn Kerr
Editorial: Is Multitasking Good for Writers? by Moira Allen
Crafting Fabulous Fiction: Developing Deftness in Description, by Victoria Grossack
Inquiring Writer: Finishing Writing a Novel, by Dawn Copeman

Issue 14:09 - May 1, 2014
The Mythical, Magical Number 7 in Technical Writing, by Geoff Hart
Editorial: A Fond Farewell, by Dawn Copeman
Crafting Fabulous Fiction: Sensible, Sensitive Sentences, by Victoria Grossack
Free Stuff For Writers: The Smart Device Starter Kit, Part 2 by Aline Lechaye

Issue 14:08 - April 17, 2014
FICO Scores for Clients? (How to gauge the probability of getting paid for your work), by Jennifer Brown-Banks
Editorial: The Secret of Success, by Moira Allen
Crafting Fabulous Fiction: A Story, B Story (Part Two: Challenges of Working with Multiple Plots), by Victoria Grossack
Inquiring Writer: Poetry Submissions, by Dawn Copeman

Issue 14:07 - April 3, 2014
Blogging for Business, by Dawn Copeman
Editorial: Quality or Quantity, by Dawn Copeman
Crafting Fabulous Fiction: A Story, B Story (Part One: Why Use Subplots), by Victoria Grossack
Free Stuff For Writers: The Smart Device Starter Kit, Part 2 by Aline Lechaye

Issue 14:06 - March 20, 2014
Your First Press Trip: A Survival Guide, by Lisette Allen
Editorial: It Looks So Easy, by Moira Allen
Crafting Fabulous Fiction: Everybody Lies, by Victoria Grossack
Inquiring Writer: Tweeting for Money, by Dawn Copeman

Issue 14:05 - March 6, 2014
Old-School Tools For Today's Writers, by Tiffany Jansen
Editorial: Old School Tech for Today's Writers, by Dawn Copeman
Crafting Fabulous Fiction: Chatting about Chapters, by Victoria Grossack
Free Stuff For Writers: The Smart Device Starter Kit, Part 1 by Aline Lechaye

Issue 14:04 - February 20, 2014
How to Use Social Proof to Win Clients and Influence Buyers, by Jennifer Brown Banks
Editorial: Too Busy Writing to Write, by Moira Allen
Crafting Fabulous Fiction: Do You Hear Voices? by Victoria Grossack
Inquiring Writer: The Rights and Wrongs of Blogging for Pay, by Dawn Copeman

Issue 14:03 - February 6, 2014
Four Ways to Use Visitor Centers and Welcome Centers as Sources of Information, by Barbara Weddle
Editorial: The New Publishing Paradigm...Or Is It? by Moira Allen
Crafting Fabulous Fiction: Fine-Tuning Your Author's Note, by Victoria Grossack
Free Stuff for Writers: The Smart Device Starter Kit, by Aline Lechaye

Issue 14:02 - January 16, 2014
Planning The Series Novel, by Vickie Britton and Loretta Jackson
Editorial: When I Have the Time... by Moira Allen
Crafting Fabulous Fiction: The Reader's Emotional Journey, by Victoria Grossack
Inquiring Writer: Setting Your Freelance Rates, by Dawn Copeman

Issue 14:01 - January 2, 2014
How to Think Outside the Blog "Box" to Increase Your Productivity and Creativity, by Jennifer Brown Banks
Editorial: A New Year, a Blank Book, by Moira Allen
Crafting Fabulous Fiction: The Satisfied Reader Experience, by Victoria Grossack
Free Stuff for Writers: Write Better, by Aline Lechaye


2013
Issue 13:23 - December 5, 2013
Using a Camera to Collect Stock Images - It's a Snap! by Gail Kavanagh
Crafting Fabulous Fiction: Titles for Your Texts, by Victoria Grossack
Issue 13:22 - November 21, 2013
How to Show Your Gratitude to Other Writers, by Maria Chatzi
Crafting Fabulous Fiction: E-Readers and the Changing Nature of the Story Experience, by Victoria Grossack
Issue 13:21 - November 7, 2013
Movin' On Up: Graduating to Better Paying Markets, by Audrey Henderson
Crafting Fabulous Fiction: Arcs of Artifacts, by Victoria Grossack
Issue 13:20 - October 17, 2013
Filing Works in Progress, by Barbara Weddle
Crafting Fabulous Fiction: Satisfaction Through Frustration by Victoria Grossack
Issue 13:19 - October 3, 2013
How to Write a Travel Memoir, by Aditi Bose
Crafting Fabulous Fiction: How to Get - and Take - Critiques by Victoria Grossack
Issue 13:18 - September 19, 2013
Freestyle Writing: The Psychology of Accomplishing Big Projects, by Steve Aedy
Crafting Fabulous Fiction: What's In a Name? by Victoria Grossack
Issue 13:17 - September 5, 2013
Seven Tell-tale Signs That You Need to Break up With a Client, by Jennifer Brown Banks
Crafting Fabulous Fiction: What Should They Talk About? by Victoria Grossack
Issue 13:16 - August 15, 2013
Get Your Writing Life on Track with To-Do Lists! by Moira Allen
Crafting Fabulous Fiction: Tell, Don't Show, by Victoria Grossack
Issue 13:15 - August 1, 2013
Double Vision: The Secret to Forming a Successful Co-authorship, by Vickie Britton and Loretta Jackson
Crafting Fabulous Fiction: Character Tags and Tics, by Victoria Grossack
Issue 13:14 - July 18, 2013
Expanding Your Range as a Writer - with Your Camera, by Audrey Faye Henderson
Crafting Fabulous Fiction: Grammatical Groping, by Victoria Grossack
Issue 13:13 - July 4, 2013
10 Less Explored Types of Food Features, by Aditi Bose
Crafting Fabulous Fiction: Grammatical Griping, by Victoria Grossack
Issue 13:12 - June 20, 2013
Your Prose or Mine? Have you Ever Been Tempted to Plagiarise? by Devyani Borade
Crafting Fabulous Fiction: Scenes Grown in the Valley of Despair, by Victoria Grossack
Issue 13:11 - June 6, 2013
How to Leverage Guest Posting to Get (Paying) Writing Gigs, by Jennifer Brown Banks
Crafting Fabulous Fiction: Parsing Paragraphs, by Victoria Grossack
Issue 13:10 - May 16, 2013
Stealing Ideas at Church & Selling Them Back, by S. R. Morris
Crafting Fabulous Fiction: My Point of View on Point of View (Part Two) by Victoria Grossack
Issue 13:09 - May 2, 2013
Social Media: Getting Back to Basics, by Sylvia Spruck Wrigley
Crafting Fabulous Fiction: My Point of View on Point of View (Part One) by Victoria Grossack
Issue 13:08 - April 18, 2013
Social Media: Getting Back to Basics, by Sylvia Spruck Wrigley
Crafting Fabulous Fiction: Nine Anti-Muses and How to Placate Them, by Victoria Grossack
Issue 13:07 - April 4, 2013
How to Choose the Right Parenting Website for Your Writing, by Aditi Bose
Crafting Fabulous Fiction: Facts in Fiction, by Victoria Grossack
Issue 13:06 - March 21, 2013
How Much Is that In Dollars? The Financial Side of Writing for Foreign Publishers, by Audrey Faye Henderson
Crafting Fabulous Fiction: The Order of Things, by Victoria Grossack
Issue 13:05 - March 7, 2013
Less is More: 15 Quick, Clever and Clean Tricks to Reduce Manuscript Word Count, by Devyani Borade
Crafting Fabulous Fiction: Who Speaks? Pointers about Attribution in Dialogue, by Victoria Grossack
Issue 13:04 - February 21, 2013
Write Yourself a Letter, by Noelle Sterne
Crafting Fabulous Fiction: Mentors in Your Masterpiece, by Victoria Grossack
Issue 13:03 - February 7, 2013
How to Write an In-Depth City Logistics Article, by Barbara Weddle
Crafting Fabulous Fiction: Interjections and Profanity by Victoria Grossack
Issue 13:02 - January 24, 2013
Love Thy Enemy: How Your Competitors Can Help YOU Make Money, by Devyani Borade
Crafting Fabulous Fiction: What Do Your Characters Want? Part II by Victoria Grossack
Issue 13:01 - January 10, 2013
What Do You Write? Using Writers' Platforms to Establish Subject Matter Credibility, by Audrey Faye Henderson
Crafting Fabulous Fiction: What Do Your Characters Want? Part I by Victoria Grossack

2012
Issue 12:23 - Pseudonyms: 10 Questions to Ask Before Choosing a Pen Name
Issue 12:22 - How to Repurpose Your Rejection
Issue 12:21 - Copyright, Public Domain, and the Wild Wild Web
Issue 12:20 - Evaluating Blogging Jobs
Issue 12:19 - TV Watching Does Not Waste Writers' Time
Issue 12:18 - Writing an Obituary: How Your Words Can Heal The Grief-stricken
Issue 12:17 - The Future of Science Fiction and Fantasy
Issue 12:16 - How to Break Writer's Block
Issue 12:15 - Writing to Pay the Bills - Updated
Issue 12:14 - Processing Feedback
Issue 12:13 - Make Your iPhone a Writer's Notebook
Issue 12:12 - Digging for Gold: Researching Awards for Your Book
Issue 12:11 - Is an MFA Program Right for You?
Issue 12:10 - Seven Reasons Today's Writers Should Blog to Build Their Platforms and Their Bottom Lines!
Issue 12:09 - Cooking Up a Sale: Getting Into Recipe and Food Writing
Issue 12:08 - Ways to Profit from Writing for Free
Issue 12:07 - The Case for Intriguing Eccentricity in Fiction
Issue 12:06 - When the Writing's Going Well: Ten Remedies to Demolish an Unexpected Block
Issue 12:05 - How to Become a Successful Grant Writer
Issue 12:04 - The Invisible Writer: The Art of Becoming a Ghost
Issue 12:03 - Writers Need Their Holidays!
Issue 12:02 - Writing About "Real" People
Issue 12:01 - How to Create Your Writer's Brand Online

2011
Issue 11:23 - Mining the Rejection File for Gold
Issue 11:22 - Preparing a Fiction Grant Application
Issue 11:21 - Task-Based Logs - The Most Useful Method of Record Keeping
Issue 11:20 - Do You Have a Website? by Audrey Faye Henderson
Issue 11:19 - Eight Things Picture Book Editors Don't Want
Issue 11:18 - The Art of Negotiation 16 Tips on How to Ask for More Money
Issue 11:17 - I Love You My Little Cabbage: Using Foreign Words in Your Fiction
Issue 11:16 - How to Tell - and Sell - Your Ancestor's Life Story
Issue 11:15 - Writing to Pay the Bills
Issue 11:14 - The Flash Fiction Market
Issue 11:13 - Job Hunting Strategies for the Expat Freelance Writer
Issue 11:12 - Plotting the Teen Romance
Issue 11:11 - Promote Your Book with Angle Articles
Issue 11:10 - Tickler Files Increase Your Success
Issue 11:09 - Writing Press Releases
Issue 11:08 - Doing Your Homework: Tips for Cracking the Educational Market
Issue 11:07 - A Rose by Any Other Name...
Issue 11:06 - Evaluating a Novel's Plot and Scenes
Issue 11:05 - Kill the Adverbs!
Issue 11:04 - The Nitty Gritty of Copyright
Issue 11:03 - To Blog or Not to Blog
Issue 11:021 - When You're Not in the Mood to Write
Issue 11:01 - The Simple Art of Saying Thank You

2010
Issue 10:23 - Components of a Great Opening Scene
Issue 10:22 - How to Market Your First Nonfiction Book
Issue 10:21 - Formatting Your Self-Published Book
Issue 10:20 - Just in Time for Halloween: The Dark Fiction Market
Issue 10:19 - Networking and Promotion, Blending Old and New Methods
Issue 10:18 - Let Them See Your Title: Publicizing Your Children's Book
Issue 10:17 - Who Are You? How to Write a Good Bio
Issue 10:16 - Writers Anonymous: A 12 Step Program for Addicted Writers
Issue 10:15 - What Is Literary Fiction? Literary Editors Share Their Views
Issue 10:14 - Virtual Book Tours: A Five Step Planning Process
Issue 10:13 - How to Keep your Memoir Writing Sharp and Vital
Issue 10:12 - Writing Experimental Fiction: Leaving the Problem Out of the Plot
Issue 10:11 - The Name Game
Issue 10:10 - The Secrets of Characterization
Issue 10:09 - Editing as a Profession
Issue 10:08 - Selling Your Books at a Booth: Working the Booth
Issue 10:07 - Selling Your Books at a Booth: Ten Tips for Success
Issue 10:06 - Participatory Journalism
Issue 10:05 - How Social Media Helps Writers
Issue 10:04 - Twenty-Two Reasons to Turn to Your Journal for Catharsis and Creativity
Issue 10:03 - Make an Extra $1,000 a Month
Issue 10:02 - Creative Uses of Magic in Your Fantasy Story
Issue 10:01 - A Writing Plan for 2010

2009
Issue 9:24 - Mindplay; The Writing Desk: Motivation
Issue 9:23 - Slang and How to Sling It
Issue 9:22 - Yoga, Stretching and You
Issue 9:21 - It Might Not Happen, But...
Issue 9:20 - Organizing Your Writing Time
Issue 9:19 - Speaking Without Butterflies
Issue 9:18 - Using Letters of Introduction to Land Assignments with Trade Publications
Issue 9:17 - Mixing It Up: Writing Across Genres
Issue 9:16 - Feeling Guilty About Writing Too Much for Too Little? Shed the Guilt, Discover the Rewards
Issue 9:15 - Bylines from Near and Far: Travel Writing in 2009-2010
Issue 9:14 - Writing for Family History Magazines
Issue 9:13 - The Midlisters: Backbone of the Publishing Industry
Issue 9:12 - There's No Free Lunch, but There IS Free Softwarei
Issue 9:11 - Looking for Travel Sidebars
Issue 9:10 - What Can A Good Editor Do For You?
Issue 9:09 - Music to Write By
Issue 9:08 - Lateral Thinking
Issue 9:07 - Facing Down Life Block
Issue 9:06 - Going Green: Green Markets, Green Topics
Issue 9:05 - Yes, You Can Make Money Writing Fiction
Issue 9:04 - Writing to Trends
Issue 9:03 - Writing to Win
Issue 9:02 - Recharging the Writer Battery: Six Ways to Keep Going When Times Get Tough
Issue 9:01 - Writing in a Recession

2008
Issue 8:12 - POD Books from the Publisher's Point of View
Issue 8:11 - E-Books from the Publisher's Point of View; The Benefit of Critique Groups
Issue 8:10 - Making Your Future Out of the Past: How to Break into the Burgeoning History Market; Give Me a Meter and I'll Take a Foot
Issue 8:09 - Targeting Enemy Words; Motivation
Issue 8:08 - How Writers Can Score Press Trips; Fewer Words Mean Bigger Bucks
Issue 8:07 - How To Read 'How To Write' Books; Fiction Aficionado
Issue 8:06 - Using Footpower to Boost Your Brainpower: How Walking Away Can Improve Your Writing; Do Werewolves Wear Shoes?
Issue 8:05 - Internet Want Ads: Finding Writing Jobs Online; From Beginning to End, A Fiction Format to Your Next Sale
Issue 8:04 - Writing the World: Ten Tips to Breaking into the Guidebook Market; Writing and the Cosmic Shopping Mall
Issue 8:03 - Writing a Family History; Writing from Anticipation
Issue 8:02 - As Easy As ABC
Issue 8:01 - What's Your Writing IQ?; Commercial Corner: Building Your Portfolio, Part II

2007
Issue 7:12 - The Missing Links to Successful Authorship
Issue 7:11 - Blueprints: Building Your Characters a Home
Issue 7:10 - Can I make a living as a novelist?; Writing Short Stuff for Kids
Issue 7:09 - The Newspaper-Blog Connection
Issue 7:08 - I Could be a Writer -- If I Only Had the Time
Issue 7:07 - Where Oh Where Are All the Good Article Ideas?
Issue 7:06 - Five Unusual Places to Look for Article Ideas; An Introduction to Commercial Writing
Issue 7:05 - Research, Track and Conquer: How to research short fiction markets, track submissions, and ultimately get published; "First Sale" Mistakes Every Writer Can Avoid
Issue 7:04 - The Business of Inflights; Personally Speaking
Issue 7:03 - Boost Your Bottom Line
Issue 7:02 - State Magazines: Ten Tips for Landing Great Features in Your Home Area
Issue 7:01 - Time Off for Good Behavior: Successful Freelancers Share Tips for Planning a Vacation

2006
Issue 6:12 - Ready to Quit Your Day Job and Freelance Full-Time?, Balancing Act: Ten Reasons to Keep Your Day Job
Issue 6:11 - Proofread Your Writing Professionally!
Issue 6:10 - Writing the Personal Essay
Issue 6:09 - Bread and Butter Markets
Issue 6:08 - How To Pitch Your Book At A Writing Conference
Issue 6:07 - Tips From The Procrastination Princess
Issue 6:06 - Why Going to a Writers' Conference Pays Off
Issue 6:05 - Travel that Pays
Issue 6:04 - Keeping A Writer's Journal, by Sheila Bender
Issue 6:03 - Seek and Ye Shall Find
Issue 6:02 - A Smorgasbord of Markets
Issue 6:01 - Cast the Vision for Your Book, Five Tips To Writing Great Subheads

2005
Issue 5:25 - Making Your Writing World Safe
Issue 5:24 - What Every Writer Needs To Know About Titles
Issue 5:23 - Writing Close to Home
Issue 5:22 - What's Your Publishing IQ?
Issue 5:21 - Increase Your Market with a Creative Commons License
Issue 5:20 - What to Do When Your Writing Motivation Wavers
Issue 5:19 - Back Up Your Writing
Issue 5:18 - 20 Ways Writers Can Save Money
Issue 5:17 - Writing for the Ear
Issue 5:16 - Marketing Your Novel
Issue 5:15 - Who's Who on the Magazine Masthead
Issue 5:14 - Expert-Finding Strategies
Issue 5:13 - Stuck in the Middle of Your Story?
Issue 5:12 - Finding Your Writing's "Occasion"
Issue 5:11 - Selling Your Nonfiction Book, Part III
Issue 5:10 - Selling Your Nonfiction Book, Part II
Issue 5:09 - Selling Your Nonfiction Book, Part I
Issue 5:08 - Writer's Block, Part II
Issue 5:07 - Writer's Block, Part I
Issue 5:06 - An Exercise in Essay-Writing
Issue 5:05 - Canning the Spam
Issue 5:04 - Location, Location, Location
Issue 5:03 - The Art of Assembling Anthologies
Issue 5:02 - Amazon's Marketing Programs
Issue 5:01 - Help! Someone Stole My Article!

2004
Issue 4:25 - Organizing and Maintaining Your Market Notes
Issue 4:24 - Teaching Writing Online
Issue 4:23 - International Grants
Issue 4:22 - Writing Fillers for the UK (and US) Markets
Issue 4:21 - How to Get Paid to Write About Motion Pictures
Issue 4:20 - The Key to Success: Write More
Issue 4:19 - The Essential Components of a Media Kit
Issue 4:18 - Take Control of Your Time
Issue 4:17 - Titles, Subtitles and Back Covers: Do They Really Sell Books?
Issue 4:16 - Crafting the Perfect Profile, Part II
Issue 4:15 - Crafting the Perfect Profile, Part I
Issue 4:14 - Creating an E-mail Newsletter, Part II
Issue 4:13 - Grab That Memory Before It Slips Away
Issue 4:12 - Creating an E-mail Newsletter, Part I
Issue 4:11 - Creating an Expert File
Issue 4:10 - Ten Tips on Beating the Blues
Issue 4:09 - A Warning To Chronic Computer Users
Issue 4:08 - Don't Reach For Just Any Old Quote
Issue 4:07 - Promoting Your Book in the Web - Part II
Issue 4:06 - Promoting Your Book in the Web - Part I
Issue 4:05 - Contesting: Why and How
Issue 4:04 - 10 Tips to Reach Financial Success as a Freelance Writer
Issue 4:03 - Five Steps to Developing Your Writing Brand
Issue 4:02 - How Writing Every Day Will Keep You Writing Every Day
Issue 4:01 - Top 10 Questions About Copyright Permissions

2003
Issue 3:25 - Looking Beyond the Obvious
Issue 3:24 - Creating an Expert File
Issue 3:23 - Ten Tips on Beating the Blues
Issue 3:22 - Facing the First Draft
Issue 3:21 - The Outline Demystified
Issue 3:20 - A Writer in Motion
Issue 3:19 - What is Libel?
Issue 3:18 - Essay Writing
Issue 3:17 - Don't Shoot Holes in Your Credibility
Issue 3:16 - Promote Your Book Through Magazine and Ezine Articles
Issue 3:15 - Writing Contests: When Winners Are Losers
Issue 3:14 - Web Scams
Issue 3:13 - Profile Writing
Issue 3:12 - Freelancing While on Unemployment Insurance
Issue 3:11 - How to Get Rejected
Issue 3:10 - Writing Opportunities on the Road
Issue 3:09 - The Buddy System
Issue 3:08 - Writer's Block: Speed Writing
Issue 3:07 - Writer's Block: Get It Done -- Now!
Issue 3:06 - Writer's Block: Seven "Blockbusters"
Issue 3:05 - Writer's Block: The Four Real Causes
Issue 3:04 - Script Outlines; Writer's Block; Agent Query Letters; Erotica
Issue 3:03 - Story Structure; Nonfiction Book Proposals; Getting on the Air
Issue 3:02 - POD PR; Travel Writing; Christian Writing
Issue 3:01 - Essays; E-Book PR; Writing for Children

2002
Issue 2:25 - Work Smarter, Not Harder
Issue 2:24 - Five Fiction Mistakes that Can Spell Rejection
Issue 2:23 - Local History
Issue 2:22 - Sports Writing
Issue 2:21 - Interview with Bruce Boston
Issue 2:20 - Setting Boundaries
Issue 2:19 - Your Publicity Photo
Issue 2:18 - 25 Unique Places to Find Story Ideas
Issue 2:17 - Getting Your Greeting Card Line to Market; Interview
Issue 2:16 - Dazzled by Flash Fiction
Issue 2:15 - What Makes a Horror Writer?
Issue 2:14 - 10 Ways to Increase Your Productivity
Issue 2:13 - When Clients Don't Pay
Issue 2:12 - The Book Proposal
Issue 2:11 - In Search of the Perfect Clip
Issue 2:10 - Press Releases; Writing Genre Poetry
Issue 2:09 - Trimming the Fat from Your Writing
Issue 2:08 - Recession-Proof Your Writing Business
Issue 2:07 - Top Ten Mistakes New Fiction Authors Make
Issue 2:06 - Make Your Picture Book Sparkle
Issue 2:05 - Tapping Your Innate Creativity
Issue 2:04 - Writing the Prize-Winning Script
Issue 2:03 - Writing for Newspapers; Poetry
Issue 2:02 - Finding Sample Magazines
Issue 2:01 - Death by Revision

2001
Issue 1:22 - Poem from the Editor's Desk
Issue 1:20 - Writing the Ultimate Holiday Newsletter
Issue 1:19 - Handling the Media Interview
Issue 1:18 - E-mail Queries and Submissions
Issue 1:17 - Making the Most of Your Inventory
Issue 1:16 - How to Make Sure You Get Your Check
Issue 1:15 - How to Write Effectively for a Cause
Issue 1:14 - What Do Agents Want?
Issue 1:13 - Self-Syndicating Your Column
Issue 1:12 - Before You Sign that POD Contract
Issue 1:11 - Cover Letters
Issue 1:10 - Online Marketplaces: Moneymakers or Madhouses?
Issue 1:09 - The Tasini Decision
Issue 1:08 - The Untraveled Travel Writer
Issue 1:07 - Finding Inspiration
Issue 1:06 - Five Fatal Flaws that Can Lead to Rejection
Issue 1:05 - Writing and Selling List Articles
Issue 1:04 - Five Reasons to Write Nonfiction for Children
Issue 1:03 - Self-Promotion for the Emerging Writer
Issue 1:02 - Give and You Shall Receive
Issue 1:01 - Boiling Your Article Topic Down To Size

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