Query letter writing is no doubt one of the hardest forms of writing to master. Here's what agents and publishers need to see from you when you pitch your work.
First-time author Diane Kelly offers 4 strategies to connect with editors and sell your manuscript—without an agent.
In his obituary to the year-long Domino Project, Seth Godin wrote that publishing companies and other traditional players that do not adapt to new modes of doing business will go extinct. Others have suggested the same.
Meanwhile, some authors like J.A. Konrath and David Gaughran have eschewed traditional relationships with publishers to create and distribute...
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Learn more about what Hot List agents Rachelle Gardner, Chris Richman, Suzie Townsend and Ted Weinstein are seeking by reading these in-depth Q&As.
Author Dinty W. Moore discusses not taking shortcuts, perseverance and why you need to love writing to be a writer.
Here's your step-by-step guide to the publishing process–how it works, why you need to know and how you can play an influential role in your book’s success.
by Jerry D. Simmons
Whether you build it yourself or hire a designer, your website can do more than bring you into the 21st century—it can be an invaluable part of your marketing arsenal.
by Linda Formichelli
If you want to write a good sentence, don’t pay any attention to your grammar. I don’t mean “a sentence this like OK is.” I mean don’t automatically think you’ve written a good sentence just because it’s grammatically correct. Lots of bad sentences are grammatically correct....
In this excerpt from Writing Life Stories, Bill Roorbach teaches you how to pay attention to and translate your memories and how to overcome your resistance to remembered places and events.
Just because a natural disaster or computer virus wipes out your hard drive doesn’t mean you have to lose all your work.
by G. Kyle White
Aching to earn that creative-writing degree that got away? It's never too late to prove you've got the write stuffespecially if you have real-world experience under your belt.
Although e-mail can be a time saver for writers, never underestimate the power of etiquette in the age of the Internet.
Secure a distributor! Your book will get into chain stores, and you will have free time to pursue more lucrative, non-traditional markets.
Here are seven must-know strategies to create an enticing, business-focused Web site.
If you decide to leave the corporate world and start a full-time freelancing career, you'll need to know how to obtain good health insurance.
The fourth quarter is no time for desperate strategies. Take some advice and make the end of the year a time for careful tax planning.
Basing a fictional character on a real person or including family secrets in your memoir could land you in court.
4 Tips for Standard Manuscript Submission
Take our quiz on journalistic ethics and see if your writing integrity is up to snuff.
Copyright laws and fair use still got you confused? We asked WD legal eagle Howard Zaharoff, a lawyer in Waltham, Mass., to explain all those invisible boundaries concerning the fair use of song lyrics and literary works.
Should My Query Offer a Web Element?
Want to earn more as a writer? Bob Bly, author of Write More, Sell More, offers tips. Here's one: "When supply outweighs demand, pay scales are low. That's why most article and book writers don't earn much money. When demand outweighs supply, writers can charge a premium. That's why specialists earn the big money....