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MFA Programs: What Are They and How Do They Work?
Cynthia Rosi, ASJA
You've been freelancing for years. Clients love your work. But something about your writing isn’t pleasing you. What do you do next?

Online classes, books on writing, and critique groups might not bring enough skilled analysis to guide you deeper into your craft. That’s when an MFA, two years of intensive study in Creative Non-Fiction or Fiction, can really help.

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3 Tips For a Better First Revision
Writer's Digest
Suspense is a state of mental uncertainty. Readers have a need to resolve that uncertainty and will forge ahead to find resolution. Adding more tension and conflict creates page-turning prose. Rarely does my first draft take advantage of all of the opportunities for tension and conflict.
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How a Bestselling Author Revived Her Career by Self-Publishing
Publishers Weekly
New York Times bestselling author Eileen Goudge has written 32 novels, sold over a million copies, and been translated into 22 languages. But you won't find her next novel in a publisher's catalog: she's doing it herself.
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Online Writing Submissions: What You Must Do Before You Hit Send!
The Huffington Post
Like it or not, the process of submitting your writing to literary journals and agents has moved irreversibly into the digital age. And while most writers have happily embraced the convenience of submitting work online, others still need to be dragged, kicking and screaming, up to the computer keyboard. Either way, the reality is unavoidable: The printed, mailed submission is going the way of the inkwell and parchment paper.
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Authors Guild Names New Executive Director
Publishers Weekly
The Authors Guild announced this morning that Mary Rasenberger, a lawyer and six-year Copyright Office and Library of Congress veteran, will take over as executive director of the organization on Nov. 3. She succeeds Paul Aiken who will continue to consult for the Guild. Last year, Aiken announced that he had ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's Disease.
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How Not to Register Copyright
Writer Beware
Copyright protects works of original authorship such as text, artwork, photographs, sound recordings, screenplays, music, lyrics, etc. You can register more than one work under one copyright registration.
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Making the Transition From Corporate to Creative Writing
The Huffington Post
I simply wanted to survive using my writing skills, but in doing so, I became bloated with jargon, corporate writing tricks (laziness), and sterility over the years, writes Donna Marie Williams, a business development writer who provides provides editing and ghostwriting services. Corporate life had sterilized my writing. My writing had become so boring that I couldn't stand to read anything I had written.
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8 Publishing Strategies for the Road
The WRITER
When it comes to getting published, "opportunistic" is not a bad word. To get work in print, it pays to seize every opportunity – both those hiding in plain sight and those you need to make happen.
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Self-Publishing Never Easier But Money, Glory Scarce
Reuters
For any author frustrated by rejections from publishing houses or wanting to cut out the middle man, there has never been an easier or cheaper time to self-publish. A host of free self-publishing platforms offered by Amazon, Apple and specialists like Smashwords have created new opportunities and a huge market for both unknown hopefuls and a few established writers.
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