About the Author is the part of a publication that contains pertinent information about the author. This is usually composed of a few paragraphs to an entire page normally written in the third person.
An agent is an individual who promotes written works to different publishers. They earn through commissions from the deals that they make. Their commission commonly ranges from 10 to 20%.
All Rights means that the rights to a specific item (book or article) are owned by a publication firm except the copyright.
Allegory pertains to a story-writing technique where the characters are depicted as things in order to deliver a message. The allegory is often made for political purposes.
The Antagonist is usually the antihero, the character who goes against the protagonist and prevents him or her from reaching their goal.
The Bibliography is a catalogue of publications and other resources that the author turned to while in the process of writing a book or article.
A Blank Verse is a type of poem that does not rhyme.
Reviews are summarizations and criticisms of a written work.
A Caption is a short description of a photo or any visual material in a book.
Characterization refers to the author’s way of expressing a character’s personality using various dialogues, actions, and thoughts.
The Climax is the part of any story that contains the greatest intensity. It is usually the portion of the story where the main characters face the consequences of their previous actions.
Clips are published writing samples that an author sends out. They are sometimes called tear sheets.
When you check a book for possible errors in grammar, spelling, punctuation, and sentence agreement, what you are doing is called Copyediting.
Copyright is the author’s right to his work. Laws regarding copyright protect the author’s right of ownership on anything that the author writes.
A dead metaphor is a metaphor that has lost its effect because it has been used one too many.
An article is a kind of writing piece based on a topic.
A bio is a short biographical description of the writer, written at the bottom of the article, usually in 3rd person form.
A byline mentions the writer’s name in the publication.
Credits are much like a by line but will appear at the bottom of the article.
The deadline is the date when a writer’s work is due.
The deck is a sentence under the headline of the title which defines the article.
Evergreen is a piece of work that is timeless, this can be used any time of the year.
Guidelines are the instructions given to the writer.
A hook is the first paragraph of an article.
MS/MSS stands for manuscript.
A piece is another term for an article, story, poem, or written work.
When the term tight is used, it means to be brief and accurate in what needs to be written.