Written by an experienced author, this practical book shows you how to produce manuscripts to fit a specific slot, advises you on how to adapt your style to suit different markets, and how to utilise research material to write facts and fiction effectively.
Contents: 1. Mixing fact and fiction; 2. Constructing an article; 3. Getting articles into print; 4. Researching and filing systems; 5. Rewriting for different markets; 6. Writing short stories; 7. Caring for your characters; 8. Finding the right format; 9. Creating a Twist in the Tale; 10. Signposting; 11. Twisting With Little Old Ladies; 12. Fitting a Specific Plot; 13. Working as a Freelance; 14. Marketing Your Manuscript; 15. Keeping Records; Solutions to exercises; Glossary; Useful addresses; Further reading; Index.