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A
Abbreviations
Accrediting Sources
Acquiring Rights
Agents - When and how to approach
them
Angles - Old ideas with a new
perspective
Anniversary Pitches
Articles - Checking the structure

B
Biography - Writing a short author's bio
Books
Researching the market
Choosing the right publisher

C
Capital Letters
Names
Numbering
Quotes
Time periods

Children's Picture Books
Cliches
Clips
Competitions
Judges
Manuscript
Rules
Style
Theme

Computers
Auto correct
Find and replace
Language
Quick clicks
Spelling and Grammar check
Thesaurus
Word Count

Consistency
Character traits
Dialect
Names
Setting
Spelling
Weights and Measures

Continuity
Credibility
Plot

Covering Letters

D
Dates
Dialogue
Direct speech versus indirect speech
Dialogue tags

Discipline - Staying on topic

E
E-books
Cover
Graphics and web links
Layout

Edit
Editors (Magazines)
The right approach
The wrong approach

Editors - Who they are & what they
do
Commissioning editor
Copy editor
Features editor
Fiction editor
Managing editor
Picture editor

Envelopes & sae

F
Feedback
Editorial Response
Editorial Services
Friends and family

Fees
Fiction
Characters
Dialogue
Plot
Point of View
Setting
Style
Theme

Fillers
Final Checks
Foreign Words & Phrases

G
Grammar
Sentence structure and length
Split Infinitives
Vocabulary

Groundwork or Guesswork
Using historical detail

Guidelines
Editorial calendar
Lead times

H
Hooks
Articles
Competitions
Fiction for magazines
Non-fiction
Novels

House Style
Humour

I
Illustrations
Artwork for Children's books
Artwork for Greetings cards
Graphics
Photocopies
Sourcing pictures

Inclusive Language
Age
Disability
Gender
Race and Religion
Sexuality

Indexing
Useful definitions

Interviews
Invoicing

J
Jargon & Slang

K
Keeping Copies
Keeping Records
Kill Fees

L
Layout & Formatting
Bullet Points
Chapter Formatting for Books
Fonts
Footnotes and Endnotes
Headers and Footers
Italics
Line Spacing & Paragraphs
Margins
Numbering Pages
Radio
Stage
Television

Legal
Contracts
Copyright
Hearsay
Libel

Letterheads



M
Markets
Home
Overseas

Marketing
Useful ideas
Self-published books

Multiple Submissions
Books
Non-fiction articles
Short stories

N
Newspapers
Nom de Plume
Notebooks
Numbers

O
Opinion Pieces
Originality
Outlines

P
Padding
Photography
Digital
Labelling
Picture libraries
Sources for free photos
Transparencies

Plagiarism
Plagiarism or breach of copyright?

Point of View
Preparation
Press Release
Professionalism
Proofreading
Public Lending Right
Publice lending right and co-authorship

Publishers - When and how to approach
them
Fiction
Non-fiction

Punctuation
Apostrophies - Misused and missing
Colons
Commas
Dialogue punctuation
Ellipsis
Exclamation Marks
Hyphens and Dashes
Quotation Marks
Semicolons

Q
Queries
Quotes
Attributing quotes
Famous quotes
Pullout quotes

R
Rejections
Research
Checking
Fact finding

Revision & Resubmitting
Fiction
Non-fiction - commissioned
Non-fiction sent 'on spec'

S
Serial Rights
All Electronic Rights
All Rights
Electronic Archival Rights
Electronic Rights
Exclusive and Non-exclusive Electronic Rights
First Serial Rights
Reprint (Second Serial) Rights
Subsidiary Rights

Sidebars
Spelling & Grammar - Common Errors to Avoid
Synopsis
Fiction
Non-fiction

T
Teen Fiction
Age
Crossover books
Theme
Language
Length

Tense
Travel Writing
Be selective
Decide on an angle
Pictures - take lots of them
Remember the human factor
Supply plenty of detail
Use all your senses

Typing

U
Unbiased Opnions

V
Vanity Publishers
Books
Poetry

W
Websites & Blogs
Blogs
Domain Names
Finding a website host
Promote Yourself
Simply Tasteful
Writing is a business

Writing for the Web
Bullet points
Fees
Headings and subheadings
Highlighted keywords
Sending queries
Submitting the manuscript

Writers' Groups
Local
Online

Word Count

X
The X Factor

Y
Yours sincerely - Examples of letters:
Agent
Editor
Publisher

Z
ZZZZ - Sleep on it
What to look for with fresh eyes and mind

Additional Information
What happens after a publisher shows interest?
Independent Publishers
Larger Publishing Houses
Series Books

Addresses
Awards & Prizes
Recommended Reading List
Resources for writers
Books
Magazines
Websites
Glossary of useful terms



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