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Up Close & Personal

Working as writers’ assistants gave these aspiring scribes a behind-the-scenes view of being a celebrity author—and a rare glimpse at what the writing life is really like. 

by Anya Kamenetz

Don’t Be a Writing Diva

Nobody likes dealing with a high-maintenance author, especially agents and editors. Here are 18 tips that will endear you to those who can help you publish or perish.

by Mary E. Demuth

Pennwriters 2008

Improve your craft and learn about the industry at this year's Pennwriters conference (in Lancaster, PA). Writer's Digest editors and authors will be in attendance, and Joyce Carol Oates will deliver the keynote address.

Living With the M-Word

The M-Word: Marketing
For many writers, marketing is a dirty word—an ugly truth that must be dealt with. Do you want to know what marketing really means? Then read this blog by the beloved marketing manager for Writer's Digest Books, Scott Francis. It's all about marketing your writing without selling out.

I’d Rather Be Writing

Living the writing life isn't easy. Marcia Golub understands all the joys and frustrations that make up a writer's life, and in her book, I'd Rather Be Writing, she offers both inspirational words and realistic advice on ways to overcome your day-to-day obstacles and make it as a writer. Here are a few of...

Class Act

The new year is almost here. Make a resolution to invest in your writing career with a continuing education course.

Extra Credit

Supplement your writing career—while helping others launch theirs—by teaching on the side. We outline the best avenues for teaching jobs and tell you how to get them.

Read Like A Writer

Secrets of the writing world are everywhere—especially in the pages of books you read every day. Learn how to be a keen reader and pick up tricks of the trade from the writers you love best.