“Heroine Addiction,” a stage play script by Melodie Edwards, is the Grand Prize winner of the 86th Annual Writer’s Digest Writing Competition. You can read an extended interview with Edwards here. For complete coverage of the 86th Annual Writer’s Digest Writing Competition, please check out the November/December 2017 issue of Writer’s...
Writer’s Digest would like to congratulate the 101 winners of the 85th Annual Writer’s Digest Writing Competition! For full coverage of the awards, please check out the November/December 2017 issue of Writer’s Digest.
“Heroine Addiction,” by Melodie Edwards, is the Grand Prize winning story for the 86th Annual Writer’s Digest Writing Competition, besting over 5,500 entries across nine categories. For complete coverage of the 86th Annual Writer’s Digest Writing Competition, please check out the November/December 2017 issue of Writer’s Digest.
Literary agent Ann Leslie Tuttle is open to queries! She is actively seeking all kinds of romance, from contemporaries, historicals, and romantic suspense to paranormals and inspirationals.
In support of my book, I went on a book tour. After six months, 75 talks in about 60 cities and towns, and lots of networking, I learned a lot. Here are 13 things you should know when doing a book tour.
In this #DVpit Blog Hop post, debut author Aminah Mae Safi shares the story of her character from her debut novel, Not the Girl You’re Looking For, and her #DVpit experience.
The Moneyball author discussed his career and tricks of the trade while speaking at the National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.
Douglas Haynes shares nine tips for writing and targeting a book proposal, based on his experience crafting more than thirty drafts of the proposal for his debut book.
In this #DVpit Blog Hop post, literary agent Kari Sutherland shares how the five sense can be better utilized in developing excellent scenes in your fiction.
For writers of short form literature, submitting your work can mean a variety of positive things. Here are important questions (and answers) you need to know about the process.
Literary agent Alexander Field is open to queries! He is seeking memoir, biography, Christian spirituality, literary fiction, science fiction and fantasy, and more.
If you're a writer and you know Women’s Fiction is for you, here are five tips for crafting a good story that any fan of women's fiction will enjoy.
Television writer Hollie Overton shares three skills from screenwriting that have helped her write two novels, as well as three skills she had to learn while writing fiction.
Windy Lynn Harris, author of Writing & Selling Short Stories & Personal Essays, shares ten ways that writing short stories and personal essays can help your writing career.
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.
Today Inkitt has over 40,000 authors with over 150,000 stories on the platform and in the past nine months the company has published 22 Amazon best sellers. Little do most people know however, that not long ago, Inkitt was just a dream shared by its founder, Ali, and a handful of...
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.