ON WRITINGVeteran screenwriter Neil Landau, co-author of the book 101 Things I Learned in Film School, boiled down the three most essential things that go into crafting a successful screenplay.
Author Christie Craig offers up "Five Pieces of Well-Meaning Writing Advice That I’m Glad I Didn’t Take." The first one is probably the most controversial (depending upon whom you ask) namely "Ignore the trends and just write the book of your heart."
Book editor Alan Rinzler would slightly disagree with Craig's first statement above, stating that the #1 issue for writers today: Content is King.
If you think you're toiling away all day alone in your cave and no one can possibly understand what you're going through, check out the following Day in the Life of a Writer.
Agent Rachelle Gardner discusses the differing advice authors hear about signing with an agent, which boils down to the fact that some agents prefer to represent projects and others represent authors.
Lit agent Nathan Bransford answers the question, "I am just starting out and have never been published. What should I put in my bio?"
Should you copyright your title? Publishing attorney Lloyd J. Jassin takes a look.
Agent Jane Dystel gives the reasons why it's so important to read your book contract, especially in this day and age of confusion over digital and e-book rights.
Publetariat offers up some ideas for creating printed marketing materials to promote your book. This is one time it's OK for even men to coordinate their look.
Are you a shy writer and terrified about marketing? Elizabeth Craig has some book promotion tips for you.
(And if you have more ideas on that or any other of the above, feel free to share them in the comments below.)