I continue to receive questions about the art of writing and the process of getting published. Though I can no longer devote time to reading writers’ unpublished manuscripts, I still want to help. This collection of articles, FAQs, and tips is designed to provide a resource for aspiring writers. More information and features will be added as time permits. —Alan

“I’m used to hard work and rejection. But when you reach fifty-three without a published novel to your credit you begin to doubt your own sanity….I really needed the encouragement I found on your website today. Thank you.” — K.D., Ohio

The topics covered in these pages include the following: (Use the Writer’s Toolkit pull-down menu or the links below on a mobile device)

Agents | Doing research for your writing
Writing, publishing, and marketing your book
Contracts – what’s reasonable, and what to avoid
The business of publishing: what you earn and when you get it
Protecting yourself: Copyright – how it works, what it means

DISCLAIMER: Any “advice” or information provided on this website is based on the author’s experience and knowledge, and is intended only as background and for purposes of general interest. It is NOT LEGAL ADVICE, and could be incorrect. If you have questions about this information, how it applies to your particular situation, or anything else of a legal nature, CONSULT AN ATTORNEY.