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I watch Twitter, so you don’t have to. Visit each Friday or Saturday (or Sunday!) for the week’s best Tweets. (If I missed a great Tweet, leave it in the Comments, or … Read more
Today’s guest post is the final installment of a three parter, and comes from the experienced Jim Adam, who I met at a recent Writer’s Digest Editors’ Intensive. Visit his homepage, or … Read more
Today’s guest post is the second installment of a three parter (ending Friday), and comes from the wise Jim Adam, who I met at a recent Writer’s Digest Editors’ Intensive. Visit his … Read more
Today’s guest post is a three parter (ending Friday), and comes from the inimitable Jim Adam, who I met at a recent Writer’s Digest Editors’ Intensive. Visit his homepage, or follow him … Read more
Earlier this year, I taught an online class where I offered “extreme makeovers” on query letters. To help ensure everyone took away some concrete advice, every attendee was invited to submit a … Read more
Rilke’s Letters to a Young Poet is one of the greatest writing advice books of all time. You can highlight nearly every passage as an inspirational gem. But there isn’t any quantifiable … Read more
Today’s guest post is from content maven Meryl Evans. She helps businesses build and maintain relationships with clients and prospects through content. She’s also a long-time blogger who started blogging on June … Read more
I laughed out loud today when reading a post by one of my favorite bloggers, Derek Sivers, where he describes the single most common request he receives from people. It’s EXACTLY what … Read more
Creative writing prompts (or finding inspiration) is one of the most popular, evergreen topics at Writer’s Digest. So this week we’re very proud to launch a new blog called Promptly by Writer’s … Read more
Today’s guest post is from monthly contributor Darrelyn Saloom. Follow Darrelyn on Twitter. (That’s her not-naked Twitter profile pic above.) Are there more writers than social media marketing gurus, naked people, or … Read more
If you’re writing a nonfiction book, the first question you need to ask yourself is whether your book is more about ideas/information or art. If your book is more about ideas/information, it … Read more
Lately I’ve come across a refrain of advice that gets truer the longer I’m in the business: the strength of your relationships is essential to getting ahead, which means having a network … Read more
Our executive editor of Writer’s Digest Books—who has been part of Writer’s Digest for longer than I have—is probably the best-kept secret we have around here. That’s because she’s a little shy, … Read more
Today’s guest post is from the insightful Jim Adams (Migdalin.com). I met Jim at the June WD Editors’ Intensive. He also contributed this piece about the benefit of hiring a professional editor. … Read more
There have been a number of thought-provoking articles lately on: whether publishers can be eliminated as the “middlemen” between authors and booksellers/readers (read this Fast Company article postulating a future where authors … Read more
The hardest part about developing a platform is deciding what you’re all about. In business terms, it would be considered your unique selling proposition (USP). Identifying this USP—or your reason for being!—involves … Read more
As writers become more and more comfortable with online media, I receive more and more questions like this: If I post my work on my own site, will anyone be willing to … Read more
Every month, Glimmer Train sends out a monthly bulletin with information about their contests, as well as helpful advice from established writers. In the most recent bulletin (Bulletin 30), you’ll find: Making … Read more
Today’s guest post is from becoming-a-regular-and-fabulous-contributor Darrelyn Saloom. Above she is shown with Tim Gautreaux, the recipient of the 2009 Louisiana Writer Award and author of three novels and two story collections. … Read more
On my desk I keep a copy of one of the first Writer’s Digest titles, How to Write Short Stories by L. Josephine Bridgart, published in 1921. It is a subtle reminder … Read more
This post has been adapted from material by Jim Adams, at his site Migdalin.com. I met the talented Jim this past weekend at the WD Editors’ Intensive, and we discussed his passion … Read more