KD Proctor, whose debut novel Meet Me Under the Stars, released in July 2017, shares her decision to go with a small publisher in lieu of waiting to find the right agent.
Here are some reasons why cruising is a great way to spend a vacation that can lead to some excellent writing results.
Industry veterans Jody Rein and Michael Larsen share an excerpt from their new book, How to Write a Book Proposal 5th Edition, about the preferred order for drafting a book proposal.
Revision is your chance to add humor and entertainment value—in any genre. Here’s how to do it.
Debut author Jo Furniss breaks down five keys to writing grip-lit—a new, widely read genre that puts female characters in danger, but also in the driver’s seat of their story.
Literary agent Amaryah Orenstein is open to queries! She is interested in contemporary and historical fiction, family relationships and coming-of-age stories, memoir, and more.
For the uninitiated, copyright rules can be downright confusing to decipher. This helpful flowchart starts with the (very!) basics of copyright to get you up to speed.
When I retired as a professor of clinical psychology in 2006, I knew I wanted to follow a new passion. Who knew I could write a book in my retirement years.
For 28 seasons, “The Simpsons” has celebrated authors and their work through cameos and callouts. Showrunner Al Jean reflects on the animated classic’s literary legacy.
Senior Publicist Sara Wigal shares her experience in publishing, from working at a literary agency as an intern, editing at a magazine, and now creating creative plans for authors in the form of publicity.
There are three primary sources for content: the author’s knowledge, interviews with others to seek information and insight, and research. Here's how to drive drama using the latter.
Debut novelist, Jonathan Rosen, shares the waiting process he went through to get an agent—ultimately landing one who is a champion of his work and career.
In no particular order, here are five writers who inspired and helped me through my most difficult moments when I was dreaming about writing instead of my day job.
Literary agent Meg LaTorre-Snyder is open to queries! She is looking for fantasy, historical fiction, romance, space opera, steam punk, and thrillers in young adult, new adult, and adult categories.
When Writer’s Digest reached out to let us know they’d uncovered an interview with the legendary humorist Erma Bombeck from the 1970s, we jumped at the chance to take a listen. As her voice filled the walls of my office at the University of Dayton’s Erma Bombeck Writer’s Workshop I couldn’t...
With the right approach, even well-tread subjects can lead to compelling new books or articles.
Kacie Renfro, still seeking literary representation, shares her story of querying for years, searching for the right agent to represent her novels.
Author Melody Delgado and her literary agent Cyle Young share their process of finding each other in the slush pile.
"Help! I’m A Writer Trapped In An Extrovert’s body!" you might find yourself yelling. If so don't worry, we've got you covered with these tips.
Picture book writer Lisa Katzenberger shares how she found her agent by participating in Twitter pitch contests and parties, including PBParty.
Here's how to explore the functions of dialogue and narration in a scene, so that you can find the mix that’s right for your novel.
Former secret service agent Dan Emmett shares his five secrets to compiling a fascinating memoir—the same five tips he used when working on his memoir, I AM A SECRET SERVICE AGENT.
Writer and public relations expert Lora Hyler shares her personal journey in querying, searching for an agent, and the importance of attending writer residencies to connect with other writers.
Award-winning author Barry Lancet shares five secrets he’s learned in his writing career about developing a character who can carry a series of novels.