Pitching Do's and Don'ts
Here are some basic rules to follow and mistakes to avoid.
Essay Writing Tip Sheet
How to outline and then format your essays.
Sample Website Pitch Letter
An example of a short but simple pitch letter that's likely to capture an editor's attention.
Anna's Modern Love Piece
The essay Anna wrote that ran in the NY Times Modern Love section.
Website Design Cheat Sheet
If you're a do-it-yourself-er, this is your best guide to getting a simple site up and running.
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Websites to Pitch
A list of websites that take submissions—along with contact information, desired word count and pay rate.
Book Proposal Overview
All the sections a book proposal requires—and how to do them
Tom Sizemore Biography Proposal Sample Chapter
The sample chapter Anna wrote for her Tom Sizemore biography book proposal when she sold it to Simon & Schuster.
Falling For Me Proposal Chapter Outline
The section of Anna's book proposal for her memoir Falling For Me (which HarperCollins published in 2011) where she summarized what her chapters would be.
Kristen McGuiness "Emotional Harmony" Book Proposal
Anna's Tom Sizemore Biography Book Proposal
Kristen McGuiness Proposal for 5150: The Magical Adventures of a Single Life
Kristen McGuiness "Eight Weeks to Everlasting" Book Proposal
Anna's Memoir Proposal
Anna's proposal for her memoir Falling For Me (then titled What I Say I Want), which she sold to HarperCollins and was released in 2011.
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