I'm Beth Mende Conny, and I hope you'll stay awhile, take advantage of all the site offers and leave here a better or at least more inspired writer.
When I founded WriteDirections in 1999, my goal was to make the writing road less bumpy and more fulfilling. I also wanted to share the lessons I've learned, too often the hard way. Here's one of the most important:
Writing isn't rocket science.
Really, when you think about it, it's just a bunch of words on a page. Getting them to work together and grab the attention of readers now that's the challenge. WriteDirections will help you meet it.
Enjoy what you find, put it to use, then pass it along. Writing, like good times, is to be shared. With you on the writing road,
“What publishers most want to see in a book proposal”
If you are an unpublished author, or even a much-published author, the hardest thing you will have to do is convince a publisher to offer you a contract. Why? Because writing is a business, and a publisher has to be sure your words will sell. It is your book proposal that does the selling. This article shows you how to write one that proves your book will be a financial winner. Read more
“Follow the leader”
If you’re not a serious writer, don’t expect others to take you seriously. Respect from others begins with self-respect. You must set ground rules that they—and you—will follow. More meditations
“Why are you afraid to write?”
Experiencing writer's block? Procrastinating like crazy? Chances are fears are getting in your way.
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