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How to Reach Your Freelance Goals

Can a simple formula tell you exactly where you are in your freelance goals? The right equation can help you see your freelance goals more clearly—and quantify what you need to do to meet them.

by Perry P. Perkins

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Top 10 Ways to Stay True to Yourself in Publishing

Memoirist Wade Rouse (At Least in the City Someone Would Hear Me Scream) shares a practical—and funny—list of ways to stay true to yourself while writing and trying to get published.

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Top 10 Things I

Award-winning author and poet Ellen Hopkins shares her top 10 lessons learned since becoming a bestselling author.

by Ellen Hopkins
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The Dos & Don’ts of Combining Genres

Historifiction-YA-Paranormal-Bromance? Yikes. Here’s how to mix elements of different genres in your novel the right way.
By Joanna Stampfel-Volpe
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Tax Advice for Writers

For those of us who prefer words to numbers, taxes can require a translator. Lucky for us all, we found one. Here, an expert spells out who can claim writing expenses, what deductions qualify, and answers to other important questions.

by Bonnie Lee
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How to Find Corporate Writing Opportunities

More and more companies are posting listings online in search of communications experts. These sites post a wide variety of freelance jobs and projects.

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What Should You Charge: Corporate Writing

Don’t undervalue your time and undercharge for an assignment. Here’s how to get it right.

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Interview with 2010 Pop Fiction Winner Benjamin Kowalsky

Benjamin Kowalsky’s short story, which earned the grand prize in the 2010 Writer’s Digest Popular Fiction Awards, isolates two enemies in the Russian Revolution above a crowded theater and uses the methodical rhythm of weapon assembly to set the pace and tone. Here’s a Q&A with the winner.

by Melissa Hill
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2010 Pop Fiction Winning Entry: Yusov Assembles a Rifle

Benjamin Kowalsky’s short story, which earned the grand prize in the 2010 Writer’s Digest Popular Fiction Awards, isolates two enemies in the Russian Revolution above a crowded theater. Read more

2010 WD Popular Fiction Award Winners

The winner of the WD Popular Fiction Awards assembled a powerful thriller—one piece at a time.

by Melissa Hill
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Standout Markets: Soho Press and Electric Literature

Submission tips from the editors of Soho Press and Electric Literature.

by Vanessa Wieland
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5 Myths You Shouldn’t Believe About Agents

Author-turned-agent Jennifer Lawler gives you the inside scoop on what agents really do and how knowing the truth could endear you to one.

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The Essential Book Handselling Kit

Carry the following with you almost everywhere you go.

by Elizabeth Sims
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10 Simple Steps to Handselling Your Book

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BY ELIZABETH SIMS Yes, your own efforts really can make an impact on your sales, one reader at a time. Here are 10 simple steps to word-of-mouth success.

by Elizabeth Sims

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The Secret to Paid Writing Gigs

Don’t be afraid to get personal and use your connections to get writing assignments.

by Chad Gervich
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Are Content Aggregators Good for Writers?

Should you pursue these open markets for your work, or leave them to citizen journalists?

by Michelle V. Rafter

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4 Simple Steps to Creating a Book Trailer

You don’t have to be a technology guru to publicize your book 21st-Centruy-style. Follow these easy steps to create a trailer to promote your book with cinematic flair.

by Shauna E. Black

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17th Annual Self-Published Book Awards Winners – Poetry

Announcing the Poetry winners of the 17th Annual Writer’s Digest International Self-Published Book Awards.
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17th Annual Self-Published Book Awards Winners – Nonfiction

Announcing the Nonfiction winners of the 17th Annual Writer’s Digest International Self-Published Book Awards.
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17th Annual Self-Published Book Awards Winners – Life Stories

Announcing the Life Stories winners of the 17th Annual Writer’s Digest International Self-Published Book Awards.
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17th Annual Self-Published Book Awards Winners – Middle-Grade/Young Adult

Announcing the Middle-Grade/Young Adult winners of the 17th Annual Writer’s Digest International Self-Published Book Awards.
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17th Annual Self-Published Book Awards Winners – Humor Writing

Announcing the Humor Writing winners of the 17th Annual Writer’s Digest International Self-Published Book Awards.
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17th Annual Self-Published Book Awards Winners – Inspirational Writing

Announcing the Inspirational Writing winners of the 17th Annual Writer’s Digest International Self-Published Book Awards.
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17th Annual Self-Published Book Awards Winners – Mainstream Fiction

Announcing the Mainstream Fiction winners of the 17th Annual Writer’s Digest International Self-Published Book Awards.
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17th Annual Self-Published Book Awards Winners – Genre Fiction

Announcing the Genre Fiction winners of the 17th Annual Writer’s Digest International Self-Published Book Awards.
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