10 Ways to Annoy a Newspaper Editor

By Joni Hubred-Golden Almost 20 years ago, I broke into journalism by walking, wide-eyed with fear, into a tiny newspaper office and asking whether the editor would accept a freelance submission. Since I hadn’t thought ahead far enough to consider a topic, he gave me the name of an artist who made rugs. That’s just … Read more

Review: The Writer’s Idea Book by Jack Heffron

Jack Heffron. The Writer’s Idea Book. Writer’s Digest Books Review by Mridu Khullar Jack Heffron’s The Writer’s Idea Book is a unique experience. He’ll have you sitting on your desk with a paper and pen in your hand like your high school English teacher did. But unlike Mrs. Matthews, who had huge glasses and a mole on her … Read more

Analyze Your Writing Market for Optimum Success

By Annette Young Check out the latest issue of the Writers & Artists Yearbook and you can find information on a multitude of magazines that accept submissions from freelance writers. But is the information they provide enough? The brief description can indicate whether the publication may be the type of magazine you wish to write … Read more

Interview: Screenwriter Madeline DiMaggio

Follow Your Dream: An Interview with Madeline DiMaggio By Christina Hamlett (Excerpted from “ScreenTEENwriters”) Former actress and published author Ms. Madeline DiMaggio is a successful author and television screenwriter whose trademark wit and imagination have been stamped on such shows as Bob Newhart, Kojak, Three’s Company, as well as documentaries, soaps, animation and movies of … Read more

Writers’ Conferences: Are They All They Should Be?

By Jessica McCurdy-Crooks What is a Writers’ Conference? This is a gathering of writers, whether amateur or professional, discussing a particular subject or general information about writing, selling a novel, articles or even poetry or fiction readings. There are as many different types of writers’ conferences as there are different types of writers, such as … Read more