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Writers' Tricks of the trade is like the appetizer table at a writing buffetThis THIRD EDITION includes more Exercises and updated links for resources at the time of publication. Use the tips, tricks and exercises, all in easy-to-read, sometimes humorous prose, to jump start or improve your creative energy and skills. Morgan St. James has written over 600 published articles about the craft and business of writing and wrote columns in two editions of examiner.com. She has authored or co-authored 16 books with more in the works, and speaks from experience. St. James shares what she has learned through the years, and that includes some experiences from the "School of Hard Knocks." You will also find material from her live workshops and some easy exercises at the end of select chapters. Every chapter is filled with useful information and inspiration about a different aspect of writing.When giving live workshops or talks, attendees frequently asked where they could buy her book and she didn't have one about writing. Writers' Tricks of the Trade was created from several of her columns with new material added. At first it was published to be sold only at writers' conferences, but now it is available to everyone.Check out the quarterly online Writers Tricks of the Trade magazine and blog with the same name. All information at http://writerstricksofthetrade.blogspot.com and http://bit.ly/allWTTissuesMore information about St. James at www.morganstjames-author.com.HERE IS SOME OF WHAT YOU WILL FIND INSIDE, BUT THERE IS MUCH, MUCH MOREA AGENTS Hooray an AGENT wants my book Look before you leapE EDITING Learn to edit with a macheteF FITTING PROFESSIONS TO A THEME Professions don't have to dictate the storyM MISTAKES Don't let pitfalls become pratfallsP PACING Speeding it up or slowing it down POINT OF VIEW Demystifying a tricky subject Bilbiography of in-depth books on several of the topics in the chaptersThere are many books about the craft and business of writing. Some good, some not-so-good, and some not good at all. St. James shares a bibliography of books she keeps on her own writing shelf and has used throughout her journey to becoming an award-winning author and entertaining speaker. She does not recommend books she has not personally found helpful.Grab your copy now in Kindle or paperback and start using the advice right away. Kindle Unlimited and Match. Buy the paperback, get the Kindle free. Also a great gift for writers.