Speculations is another writing assistance site. It also publishes a magazine. Here is the siteMap. Some of the items to note are listed below. Read Me First: Our Sample Articles Everything you always wanted to know about breaking in and staying there, but were afraid to ask. RSI and the Science Fiction Writer - Zed Lopez If it hurts, don't do it! Manuscript Formatting for Beginners - Kent Brewster Cross your eyes and dot your tees. How To Nip A Writing Career In The Bud - Bridget McKenna Try a threatening cover letter with your next submission. How To Break Up A Writer's Group - Alice Fiish Talk about writing, but never actually write. Workshop Critiquing - Cory Doctorow You have to swallow your ire. And Now, A Few Words About Edit Ink - Kent Brewster Remember, money flows towards the writer. Transracial Writing For The Sincere - Nisi Shawl Black people don’t spend their whole lives thinking of themselves as black. We’re Ghanaians and editors and diabetics, and lots of other -ians and -ors and -ics. The Dreaded A-Word - Kent Brewster What makes a magazine "professional," and why is it such a big deal? How To Break A Writer's Spirit - Kent Brewster Don't forget the psychopathic cover letter! Horrible Cliches To Avoid - Lillian Csernica Yes, Virginia: those AIDS-infected vampires have been done to death. Regarding Multiple Submissions - Kent Brewster The difference between multiple and simultaneous subs. Writers and Depression - Nancy Etchemendy The incidence of clinical depression among writers and artists may be as much as ten times greater than that among the general population. Sweeping Back the Slushpile - as told to Kent Brewster A first reader's primer. Staying Alive: Nothing Succeeds Like Success - Bruce Holland Rogers Tapping your hidden reserves. On Finding an Honest Agent - Kent Brewster How to tell if you really need one. How To Succeed in Electronic Publication Without Really Trying - Alice Fiish Offer to edit their manuscripts, for a fee. So You Want To Start A Magazine - Kent Brewster Why?