Writing, Editing, Publishing, Web Sites
by Joelle Steele
The following are some of my previously published articles. I add more as I find the time to format them for this Web site, so check back periodically to see what's new.
WRITING AND PUBLISHING . . .
A Dozen Tips for Writers: How to achieve greater success in your writing career pursuits.
Designing and Writing Brochures: Covers the basics of putting a brochure together for yourself or a client.
From A Book to A Movie-The Ins and Outs of Screenplay Adaptations: Looks at what happens when a story is made into a screenplay, comparing four books with their award-winning cinematic counterparts.
How to Write A Book Proposal: Covers the introduction (the longest part), author background, outline, sample chapters, and proposal summary.
How to Write A Press Release and Get It Published: Many never see the light of day. Learn how to write and submit press releases correctly.
How to Write Useful Writer's Guidelines: Publishers need to provide helpful guidelines for writers, and this explains what is needed.
Is Self-Publishing For You?: Explains the differences between royalty publishers and self-publishing, pros and cons of self-publishing, costs involved in doing it all yourself.
Know Your Creative Rights: You have lots of rights and other legal issues to attend to when you enter the creative arena. This article briefly describes and defines first amendment rights, intellectual property, ownership and possession, copyright, public domain, derivative works and plagiarism, defamation (libel and slander), and publishing rights.
Planning Your Non-Profit Organization's Annual Publication: Explains how to create a schedule that will help keep your organization on track so that your annual roster or guide gets published on time.
Preparing Your Manuscript For Editing: A fairly detailed summary of all the various items, particularly grammatical ones, that you should be attending to before you send your manuscript off to an editor.
Tips for Writing Poetry: Some things to know and remember about constructing poems and writing and editing them.
Using Newsletters to Promote Your Business: It's a lot of work, but nothing will help you promote stronger client relations than a well-written and produced newsletter.
What Is A Writing Style?: What writing style is and what it means to introduce a style into your writing.
Why Is Editing So Expensive?: Learn what an editor does that drives up the cost of editing and how you can take steps to keep that cost down and still get the best editing job possible.
Working With A Literary Agent: Explains what literary agents do and helps you decide whether you want or need one and how to find one.
HANDWRITING ANALYSIS - GRAPHOLOGY/GRAPHOANALYSIS . . .
A Brief History of Graphology: From ancient Chinese and Roman times to our modern world, handwriting has fascinated casual observers, scientists, artists, and many other people as it evolved into an accepted science.
A Brief Introduction to Handwriting Analysis: How it works, the difference between its forensic use and its psychological interpretation.
Authentication of Questioned Documents: An introduction to forgery detection.
Forensic Graphology-Detecting Forgery and Identifying Anonymous Writers: How handwriting analysis is used to detect forgery and identify writers of hate mail.
Graphology and Screening Job Applicants: The use of handwriting analysis in the personnel selection process.
Handwriting Traits That Can Signal Psychological Problems: Samples of handwriting that can indicate unstable personalities.
Personality Profiles-Handwriting Tells The Story: Graphology can be used to identify your personality characteristics.
MISCELLANEOUS ARTICLES . . .
Cockroaches - Know Your Enemy!: Learn about cockroaches and how to prevent them from taking over your house or apartment.
Ergonomics and the Office: Addresses how comfort and productivity go hand-in-hand in the workplace, and looks at ways to improve both.
Finding The Right Pet Bird For You: Being the caretaker of a caged bird is a big responsibility, and you want to get it right.
Study and Test-Taking Tips: Once you learn how to study and how to take a test, learning and good grades will surely follow!