Authors

How to Write a Query Letter

Writing a pitch or query letter is the first step to getting published. Agents and editors read query letters to find new material they are interested in selling or publishing. Most agents and editors will never read unsolicited manuscripts, but they will almost always read an unsolicited pitch. Continued...


Plot Resolution: Bringing Your Plot to a Good Resolution

If you already have a plot outline and are in the process of writing your story, you need to consider how you are planning on ending your novel. Remember our mantra: a plot is a complication followed by a plot resolution. Continued...


Creating Believable Characters

Any seasoned writer will tell you that creating characters that are believable takes some work. It's a little like painting a picture, stroke by stroke. Characters have to be constructed, bit by bit, until the whole, complex individual finally comes into view. Continued...


How to Get Published

Congratulations! You've completed the long, arduous task of writing a novel. You have an error-free manuscript, and we've helped you put together a winning query package. It's time to send your baby out to seek its fame and fortune. Continued...


The Golden Rules for a Good Plot

Everyone wants to know the secret behind amazing novels. Scribendi.com's editors offer five helpful plot rules that will ensure your novel has a good plot, one that will grab and keep your reader's attention. Continued...


Writing Short Stories: Show 'em Your Shorts

We love short stories. At Scribendi.com, we admire the authors who produce these mini manuscripts, what with their complete plots and well-developed characters. Continued...


Plot Structures for Books in a Series

When writing a book series, it is important to keep plot structures in mind; each book must have its own plot, a plot which is concluded within its own pages. Continued...


Ebook Publishing

Ebook publishing may not meet everyone's needs, but don't reject the idea of making your manuscript into a downloadable product without at least considering the pros and cons. Continued...


Understanding the Change to ISBN-13

A short history of the ISBN system and recent changes to the standard are posted here for your reference. Continued...


Traditional Publishing versus Self-Publishing

Today there are many options for authors who want to be published. This article looks at two major types of publishing — traditional publishing and self-publishing — and the pros and cons of each. Continued...




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