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If you are an unpublished author, or even a much-published author, the hardest thing you will have to do is convince a publisher to offer you a contract.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
“Where to begin?”
What's the best place to begin a writing project? At the only place you can: the beginning. Wherever the heck that may be. Ultimately, one beginning is as good as the next. Beginnings, after all, are first steps. They create momentum, and momentum is all you need initially. Second steps are secondary. More meditations
“Writing is a heartache”
If you're a writer, you know how your heart aches to express itself.
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