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COLUMNS December, 2012

IN Her Own Write

Hooks, Loglines, and Pitches
In Her Own WriteClimbing the ladder to success includes hooks, loglines, and pitches. Get them to work for you.
By Anne R. Allen


Part III: It's A Fact
Bitter QuillEnsuring that what you write is correct when dealing with facts is an absolute must. Use a collection of resources designed to do just that.
By Jennifer Edelson

Pen IN Hand

Six Editing Hints For Writers
Pen In HandDo we follow the trends, the dos, the don'ts, the forbidden words in our quest to become published and read by larger audiences? Or is it better to buck the trend?
By Peggy Bechko

Write On!

Hoping For Rock Bottom
Write OnThese are the trials and tribulations of being a writer you can't avoid; but this experience will leave you smiling and realizing that you're not alone.
By Ken Robinson


Background INformation
INstructionCollect descriptive background information from all of your encounters. Make notes and apply these details to your creations.
By Helen Dunn Frame

IN Her Own Write

Landing An Agent
In Her Own WriteAfter her independent publisher goes toes up, Anne Allen gets creative about landing an agent in today's market.
By Anne R. Allen


Part II: It's A Fact
Bitter QuillThe Internet is the handiest way to do research. Jennifer Edelson gives us a primer in how to use the Web to do that research.
By Jennifer Edelson

Pen IN Hand

The Writers' Conference
Pen In HandConsider the benefits of attending writers' conferences. Are you ready to put yourself out there?
By Peggy Bechko

Write On!

Strong Characters
Write OnYour daily life provides you with countless characters. Take advantage of the colourful personalities and relationships right in front of you.
By Ken Robinson


Writing Trade-Outs
INstructionWriting trade-outs can put a little experience under your belt and a little gas in your tank. Contact your local area publications to see about freelancing trade-outs for them.
By Helen Dunn Frame

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