In this intensive and information-filled 90-minute live webinar, publishing industry expert Jane Friedman helps you think like an industry insider who makes decisions every day on what work merits print publication. Sign up now!
When you've got an in your head, and you need to tell the story, where do you begin? Use this advice to write a science fiction novel.
BY JAMES SCOTT BELL Boost your story’s immunity to reader scrutiny with these fortifying nutrients.
Think there’s nothing you can do to help your submission’s chances? Think again.
Every fiction writer has to write across gender lines. I should know. I’m a fantasy / science fiction writer, and though my stories are populated with vampires, robots, and space squids, there tend to be more than a few humans in the mix. Many of those humans end up being women. Unless you’re planning...
Hybrid publishing is an emerging area that occupies the middle ground between traditional and self-publishing and therefore includes many different publishing models— basically anything that is not self-publishing or traditional publishing. “Hybrid publishing” is not a term all publishers or authors in this space use; other terms that describe this type of publishing include...
When I wanted to write an essay about my difficult relationship with my brother I had to figure out a way to make it interesting to other people so I turned to these 10 elements to keep the story rolling.
Here are 5 great takeaways from our Writer's Market Podcast with literary agent Carly Watters. (Plus a link to listen to all the other great tips she has to offer writers.)
I learned from the Bard of Avon at least eight crucial and valuable writing lessons. They can help you too.
If a realistic, believable urban fantasy is more your jam, you have to accomplish something that sounds easier, but isn’t. Here are ways to do it.
A simple setting, but one that pulls readers in, makes them want to be part of your story and actually resonates in their soul. Here are a few things to keep in mind.
How can you—a grown-up (gasp!)—effectively write the middle-grade voice? Here's how.
Here are some of the sessions I'd make it a priority to see at the Writer's Digest Annual Conference in NYC, August 12-14--and why you should attend them.
During this new boot camp, starting July 19, literary agents will show you how to put together the best query letter, opening pages, and synopsis to hook the attention of Agents and Editors. As you learn what makes up an amazing submission package, 5 literary agents from Corvisiero Literary will tell you what agents...
Like a dream book publicist, Facebook has helped me in many ways. Here's how it can help you as a writer.
This Q&A takes a look at how to navigate the (sometimes treacherous) tides of the publishing industry.
Here are a few things to consider if you’re looking to write a story with a strong voice.
Being a writer in TV and film is difficult as is, but being a female writer throws and extra wrinkle in things. Here's how to find success in the challenging screenwriting world.
What exactly is the difference between behaviors, habits, mannerisms and quirks? Read on to learn the subtle (yet important) differences between them.
While we often view what a writer should be based on what we see on TV, this scribe takes a quick look at what it's really like to be a young writer.
Understand why and how to break these 7 common rules about writing dialogue, and you’ll write more effective, nuanced and engaging character conversations.
Editors are always looking for knowledgeable, entertaining, dependable freelance columnists to fill their ever-recurring white space. Become one and enjoy these potential perks.
Don't let your commute stand in the way of your novel writing--instead, let it be the catalyst for writing your novel. Here's how.
In a lead up to our great Writer's Digest Annual Conference, we're hosting a free Twitter chat to answer some of your questions about pitching agents and more. Read on for details.
I envy pantsers, I really do. But for those of us who need to plot, I have tips on how to do that while still having fun with the month-long writing crazy of NaNoWriMo.