Please consider a donation to help fund Vision: A Resource for Writers

Lazette Gifford,
Margaret McGaffey Fisk,
Assistant Editor

Issue # 55
January/February 2010

Table of Contents

About This Issue

Issue # 55
January/February 2009

Welcome to our new look and location. This is now Vision's tenth year in production!

There are going to be other changes over the next few months, especially in the back issues area. You will also notice that we now have a donation button. Please consider helping to keep the magazine funded. Every little bit helps!

In this Issue...

Inkygirl Comic Another fun comic from the talented Debbie Ridpath Ohi!

Questions for Authors What do some authors think are the imporant changes in the world of publishing over thet last ten years?

Workshop: A Year of World Building and Conflict/Part One Help to build a more diverse world, filled with potential conflict and problems.

Shoot for the Top Markets By Margaret McGaffey Fisk You've worked hard ... why not start at the top in your search for a publisher?

Writing 101: Part 4: Submitting a Novel By Valerie Comer This is the last of Valerie's wonderful series on the basics of writing. Don't miss it!

Advice for Young Writers: This Year I Will... By Elizabeth Chayne While these articles are aimed at younger writers, there is good advice here for all of us!

Intent, Hard Work, Common Ground ... and Forward Motion By Holly Lisle A look back at the founding of Forward Motion and what has helped shape the site and keep it going.

Writing a Fantastical Query By Steff Green This article is filled with great adivce on how to write an attention-grabbing query letter.

Critiquing Omniscient Viewpoint By Linda Adams Omniscient point of view stories present special problems for critiquers. Here is some helpful advice.

13 Ways in Which Editing a Story Is Like Grooming a New Beard By David Bridger This fun article gives excellent advice on editing!

How To Make Money Selling Your Recipes By Suzan L. Wiener Not only offers tips on where to sell, but also provides a few tasty examples!

Book Trailer Love By Lisa Lawler Try this unique way to help define the book you intend to write!

A Sense of Place By Susan Petroulas Creating a setting for your story requires that you understand what you want from it.

Plus Reviews and more!

There is no such thing as a moral or an immoral book. Books are well written, or badly written. That is all.
-- Oscar Wilde