Insight to Common Writer Questions

Here's some insight into common questions.

It's normal to admit it. As a writer, you have a lot of questions. As you practice your craft and begin to learn about publishing your questions will multiply.

W. Terry Whalin, the creator of, has been involved in magazine and book publishing for many years. He has taught at writer's conferences across the U.S. and Canada. His writing has been published in more than 50 publications and he has written more than 60 books in a variety of genres.

Terry freely admits that he doesn't have the answer to every single question. Because of his experience as a writer and as an editor, he has a great deal of information easily at his fingertips.

Over the years, numerous writers have asked Terry questions about the writing business. The questions and Terry's answers will appear on this page. Use the favorites button below to mark this page and easily return to it as the number of answers increase.

Articles to Answer Writer's Questions

Which typeface is best for my manuscript?

Do Agents Look For New Authors?

What's an acquisitions editor? How can I help this editor?

Why should I write nonfiction instead of fiction?

Why A Writers Conference Is Important

Some Tips about Packing for A Conference

Why can't the editor give me some feedback?

How do you stop sermonic or preachy writing?

What is a trade journal and why should I read it?

What Happens Inside A Publisher, After I Sign My Contract?

The Basics of Magazine Writing

Join A Critique Group To Get Your Writing Moving

Does A Writer's Organization Have Value?

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