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Copyright 2005 Tara K. Harper.  All rights reserved.

TARA K. HARPER
WRITER'S WORKSHOP

WRITING AND CREATIVITY   THE BUSINESS OF WRITING
  Tara's Twelve Rules of Writing        The 39 Steps to Getting Published
  Top 10 Mistakes Made by Writers   If You Really Want to Be a Writer...
  Plotting -- What's Your Point?   Some Advice About the Industry
  Traits of Successful, Creative People .
EDITS AND CRITIQUES
POINT OF VIEW (POV)   What to Learn from an Edit
  First Person or Third?*   Writing Groups and Critique
  Multiple Points of View (POV)   A Typical Self-Edit
  .POV:  Omniscence vs Intimacy .
CONTRACTS AND NEGOTIATIONS
REALISM AND IMMEDIACY   Negotiating Contract Terms
  Show, Don't Tell   General Issues in Negotiating
  Flashbacks - Absobloominlutely Not   What Is 'Fair' for a New Writer?
  Action?  Where's the Sweat?   Factors that Influence a Book's Success*
  The Wounded Beast .
MONEY, OR, QUITTING YOUR DAY JOB
CHARACTERS   Freelancing vs. Being an Author
  Character Worksheet   Just Shoot the Blasted Salesman!*
  Making a Living at this Writing Gig

  Taxes and Finances for Writers*

Also:
Verifying Technical Details
Technical References for Writers
Links to professional writer's associations

* updated!      ** NEW!


A Note to Aspiring Writers
  

If you are looking for a reader or editor for your manuscipt, or for infomation about the craft or business of writing, please refer to the files linked here or to the FAQ for advice and suggestions.  Do not send manuscripts or attachments to TKH; she will not read them.

If you are looking for information about getting an agent or publisher, refer to the FAQ files on agents, query letters, editors, and publishers.  If you are looking for a producer, refer to the ASCAP and other links in the links file.  The links file also lists additional resources for professional and aspiring writers.

If you are doing a School Project, read this first.


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