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Defining Science Fiction and Fantasy

Science fiction and fantasy stories take place in worlds that have never existed or are not yet known. Still a little confused about what falls into the realm of sci-fi and fantasy? Let us break it down for you.

by Orson Scott Card

Cracking Into Comics

Thanks to a genre no longer dominated by caped super-heroes, one of the bright spots in publishing is the increasing popularity of comics and graphic novels. Scott Allie, senior managing editor of Dark Horse Comics, shares his thoughts on what it takes to write comics well.

by Vanessa Wieland

A Legal Checklist for Writers

If you answer “yes” to any of these questions, you should take special care that you’re not risking an invasion of privacy or defamation charge.

by Amy Cook

The Dos & Don

Historifiction-YA-Paranormal-Bromance? Yikes. Here’s how to mix elements of different genres in your novel the right way.

By Joanna Stampfel-Volpe

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

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

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

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...