I used to park writing resources here, but
since I've been teaching a class called Creative Writing: The Short
Story at Bangor Adult Education, it has made more sense to put that
information there. Here are a few things of interest at that site.
Writer's Glossary - A
hyperlinked list of common terms in the industry, with some examples of
various writing forms
StoryBoard - A quick,
seven-step process from writing a story to submitting it and going
through publication. This easy process does NOT claim to make you
publishable; it just aims to show you how it's done.
- Helpful files such as:
- A basic, ready-to-go template that should satisfy most editors.
example - An example of a manuscript in PDF form, told as a
story with characters who are discussing the document in which they
Submitting your work
- The ABCs of submission.
- Five sample cover letters, with notes on why they work or don't
work. Then again, every editor has different tastes.
Contract example -
A typical writing contract. They can get much more complicated, or
they can be far, far simpler. This three-page contract is one I used
for an anthology.
of writing - A comparison of handwriting vs. typewriters vs.
computers. It's amazing how many people are afraid of computers or would
rather spend loads of extra time handwriting or typing. Here's my
comparison of the three forms, and their benefits and drawbacks.