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Business Writing
 

How to Improve Your Lousy Writing Skills in the Workplace - by Brian Konradt

Ten Tips For Better Business Writing - by Tim North

Four Strategies For Persuasive Writing - by Tim North

Business Report Writing Tips - by Tim North
 

Book Excerpt Schaum's quick guide to great business writing: how to write letters, papers ...‎ - by Suzanne Sparks FitzGerald

Book Excerpt The plain English approach to business writing - by Edward P. Bailey

Book Excerpt How Not to Write: An Office Primer for the Grammatically Perplexed‎ - by Terence Denman


 
GENERAL WRITING TIPS
 

How To Start Writing, Right Now - by Maurene Janiece

One thing that every writer wants to know, how to earn more money from writing - by Ruth Barringham

How to Earn More Money From Writing - by Angela Stringfellow

Grooming Tips for Manuscripts - by Nichola Meyer  NZ Writers' College Principal

The Secrets of Good Writing - by Paula LaRocque

Write Lean and Mean - by Nancy Kress

Making Time to Write - by Ginny Swart  NZ Writers' College Tutor

The Greatest Writing Tips the World has Ever Seen - by John Hatcher

Confident Writing - by Jenna Glatzer

Give Your Writing a Makeover - by Nichola Meyer NZ Writers' College Principal

How To Outgrow 'Write What You Know' - by Jenna Glatzer

Rejection. Dejection. Introspection. - by Ginny Swart  NZ Writers' College Tutor

To Distance Learn Or Not To Distance Learn - That Is The Question - by Lyndi Lawson

Cut Empty Calories To Keep Your Writing Fighting Fit - by Audrey Owen

Thirty Tools For Writers - by Roy Peter Clark

The Writing Tools - by Roy Peter Clark

Re-examining The Adverb - by Chip Scanlan

 

Book Excerpt  How to write‎ - by Gertrude Stein

Book Excerpt  Time to Write: More Than 100 Professional Writers Reveal How to Fit Writing ...‎ - by Kelly L. Stone

 
 
INTERVIEW AND RESEARCH TECHNIQUES
 

Tips For The Interview-Phobic - by Jenna Glatzer

Why can I not use WIKI? - by Tracey Hawthorne  NZ Writers' College Tutor

Researching the Historical Novel - by William Altimari

The Journalist As Eyewitness - by Roy Peter Clark

 
 
EDITING SKILLS
 

Book Excerpt Editing fact and fiction: a concise guide to book editing‎ - by Leslie T. Sharpe

Book Excerpt Editors on editing: what writers need to know about what editors do‎ - by Gerald Gross

 
 
JOURNALISM ETHICS
 

Guiding Principles for Journalists - by Bob Steele

Getting to The Source: Preventing Plagiarism - by Chip Scanlan

Ask These 10 Questions to Make Good Ethical Decisions - by Bob Steele

10 Big Myths About Copyright Explained - by Brad Templeton

 
 
JOURNALISM TIPS
 

What Is Magazine Journalism? - by Nichola Meyer NZ Writers' College Principal

Let Them Rest! Overworked Phrases and Story Elements - by Jenna Glatzer

How To Create Flow In Your Writing - by Nichola Meyer NZ Writers' College Principal

Write Lean and Mean - by Nancy Kress

Unmuddling Middles - by Don Fry

Tight Lines, Writers! -  by Jenna Glatzer

Breaking Up Is Hard To Do - by Jenna Glatzer

Five Apps to Kick-Start Your Magazine Journalism Career - by Fatima Bheekoo-Shah

Become a Magazine Journalist with these 10 tips - by Jezenae Cogan

Four ways to keep up with the future of Magazine Journalism - by Katy Moran

How to write optimized magazine articles for the web - By Henry Steere

10 tips to succeed as a Magazine Journalist - by Tancrid Muller

The New Media Revolution: Adapt of Die - by Samantha Moolman

How to keep your online editor happy - by Tracy Brooks

Ten foolproof tips to turn you into a Magazine Journalist - by Mishka Lawrence

Starting out as a Freelance Journalist: Where to even begin? - by Samantha Moolman

Journalism: How to Build Your Professional Brand - by Samantha Moolman

Branding 101: Journalism and the Importance of Branding - by Samantha Moolman

Breaking into Journalism (Part1 of 2) - By Sam Moolman

Breaking into Journalism (Part 2 of 2) - By Sam Moolman

Journalism: Tips for Better Time Management (Part 1) - by Sam Moolman

Journalism: Tips for Better Time Management (Part 2) - by Sam Moolman

Journalism: Tips for Better Time Management (Part 3) - by Sam Moolman

Journalism: Tips for Better Time Management (Part 4) - by Sam Moolman

Journalism: Tips for Better Time Management (Part 5) - by Sam Moolman

Marketing Yourself as a Writer: How to Make a Good Impression - by Sam Moolman

Beyond Print Media: The Market Online - by Sam Moolman

Making Money as a Freelance Writer: Entirely Possible or No Easy Feat? - by Sam Moolman

Using Social Media to...Conduct Interviews - by Sam Moolman

Using Social Media to...Compile your Story - by Sam Moolman

Using Social Media to...Cultivate Contacts - by Sam Moolman

Using Social Media to...Gather Information - by Sam Moolman

Using Social Media to... Generate News - by Sam Moolman

Using Social Media for Social Advocacy - by Sam Moolman

The Principles of Online Journalism: Why we must adhere to core values - by Sam Moolman

 

Book Excerpt  Breaking into journalism: your guide to a career in journalism in Australia ... by Mark Pearson, Jane Johnston

Book Excerpt  Write to Publish: Writing feature articles for magazines, newspapers, and ... - by Vin Maskell, Gina Perry ‎

 
 
SHORT STORY WRITING
 

What Is A Short Story? - by Ginny Swart  NZ Writers' College Tutor

30 Hot Markets - by Maria Witte

Developing Your Charater's Character - by Ginny Swart  NZ Writers' College Tutor

Can You Make A Living Writing Short Stories? -  By Ginny Swart  NZ Writers' College Tutor

 
 
THE BUSINESS OF BEING A PROFESSIONAL JOURNALIST
 
 

The Four Basics Of Getting Freelance Work - by Karin Schimke  NZ Writers' College Tutor

Ten Ways To Make Even More Money From Writing - by Literacy.com

Building a Platform - by Jenna Glatzer

Above and Beyond - by Jenna Glatzer

A Writer's Time: Making the Most of Yours - by Chip Scanlan

How To Find Foreign Writing Markets - By Gary McLaren

10 Tips For Aspiring Freelance Copywriters - by Glenn Murray

Are You Achieving your Writing Goals? - by Mridu Khullar

Increase Your Writing Income - by Lee Masterson

Freelancing's For Lazy People - by Karin Schimke NZ Writers' College Tutor

Don't Cheat Yourself - by Sandra Block

Got The Contract! Now What? - by Jenna Glatzer

If The Price Is Right - by Jenna Glatzer

 

Book Excerpt  The complete idiot's guide to getting published‎ - by Sheree Bykofsky, Jennifer Basye Sander

 
 
TRAVEL WRITING TIPS

 

What Is Travel Writing? - by Don Pinnock, Associate Editor of Getaway

Travel Writing Tips - by Jennifer Stewart

 

Book Excerpt  Travel writing: the self and the world‎ - by Casey Blanton

Book Excerpt  Imperial eyes: travel writing and transculturation‎ - by Mary Louise Pratt

 
 
CREATIVE WRITING GENERAL SKILLS
 

Selling Your Memoir - Denis Ledoux

Developing Your Character's Character - By Ginny Swart NZ Writers' College Tutor

Becoming Intimate With Your Own Creative Impulses - by Brad Crawford

Where do writers get their inspiration? - By Ginny Swart NZ Writers' College Tutor
 

Book Excerpt  Writing down the bones: freeing the writer within‎ - by Natalie Goldberg

Book Excerpt  The complete idiot's guide to creative writing‎ - by Laurie Rozakis

 
 
SCRIPTWRITING
 

Learn How To Write A Screenplay That Actually Gets Made! - by Richard Patton

The Heart And Soul Of Screenwriting: Dialogue And Description - by Gordy Hoffman

 

 
WRITING NOVELS
 

The Seven Secrets: From Novice to Novelist - by Steve Manning

The Fictional Dream - by Dr Vicki Hinze

What Gets A Book To The Top Of The Bestseller List? - by Dee Power

How to Write a Book in Five Easy Steps - by Stephen L. Nelson, CPA
 

Book Excerpt  How to write and sell your first novel‎ - by Oscar Collier, Frances Spatz Leighton

 
 
WRITING CHILDREN'S BOOKS

 

The Untold Secrets of Writing Best-Selling Books For Children - by Caterina Christakos

Writing Children's Books: Take Chances And Get Published - by Laura Backes

Children's Book Questions - Answers by Laura

 

Book Excerpt  Writing a children's book: how to write for children and get published‎ - by Pamela Cleaver

Book Excerpt  You Can Write Children's Books‎ - by Tracey E. Dils

 
 
WRITING FOR THE WEB
 

Writing For The Web Is A Matter Of Survival - by Karen Lotter  NZ Writers' College Tutor

Writing For The Web - by Jeff Hendrickson

Battling Internet ADD: Ten Tips For Writing For The Web - by David Beveridge
 

Book Excerpt  Web copy that sells: the revolutionary formula for creating killer copy - by Maria Veloso

Book Excerpt Writing for multimedia and the Web: a practical guide to content development ...‎ - by Timothy Paul Garrand

 
 
PUBLISHING NON-FICTION
 

Writing a Memoir: Should You Do It? - by Lisa Silverman

Write Your Non-Fiction Book: No More Excuses - by Debra K. Traverso
 

Book Excerpt  How to write a book proposal‎ - by Michael Larsen

 
 
COPYWRITING

 

Book Excerpt  Strategic copywriting: how to create effective advertising‎ - by Edd Applegate

Book Excerpt  The Adweek copywriting handbook: the ultimate guide to writing powerful ...‎ - by Joseph Sugarman

 
 
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