>Tips for Writers: Target your Submissions

> You’ve written a story/poem/essay and now you want to get it published. There are a lot of literary magazines…

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>Tips for Writers: Finding Time to Write

> I used to have a great job. It was very demanding, and I often brought work home with me.…

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>Tips for Writers: Dialogue Tags—Keep it Simple

> “Keep it simple,” he said. “What’s that you say?” she asked. It is tempting for some writers to load…

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>Tips for Writers: Reading Aloud

> I’m at a residency this week at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts and it provided the suggestion…

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>Tips for Writers: The Cover Letter

> Some writers confuse cover letters with query letters. Indeed, there may be some overlap between the two, and their…

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>Tips for Writers: Write What You DON’T Know (about what you know)

> An oft-repeated rule for writers is “write what you know.” Most of us accept this on faith because it…

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>Tips for Writers: The Comma

> There aren’t a lot of rules in writing fiction, but here’s one that’s too often ignored: punctuation matters. It…

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>Tips for Writers: Walk This Way

> My tip today is closely related to the previous one. (See The Thesaurus Throwdown.) This week I was teaching…

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>Tips for Writers: The Thesaurus Throwdown

> This post is the first in what I hope will be a regular Friday discussion on Tips for Writers.…

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