Writing in a specific point of view enables you to convey all the impressions and information you desire. Here are two exerices excerpted from Mastering Point of View.
Understanding fair use is crucial for writers who glean material from outside sources. Learn when and how to attribute facts, opinions and paraphrases.
Commercial publishers, subsidy publishers, vanity presses, self-publishing, PODwhat's the difference?
On paper, they were perfect for each otherso why couldn't this agent immediately recognize our writer's genius?
The winner of the 1999 Writer's Digest National Self-Published Book Awards talks about the journey that led him to publishing success.
Whether your first or 10th book is about to hit store shelves, a Web site is the key to promoting your latest work. Here's what you need.
Is your battery dead?
Try using some of Steven James''s ideas right now.
Putting Your Internal Editor To Work
"For me, research was the easy part because you know you're getting results. And so you procrastinate the scary part, which is the actual sitting down and writing the story by convincing yourself that you're being productive by doing more research ... I researched for seven months."
Sometimes, a source's exact words say everything that needs to be said. But not always.
As technology improves, so do your publishing options. Here's a guide to what's new, what's available and why it's easier than ever to publish yourself.
A little R with a circle around itand a world of questions attached: Here's what you need to know about using brand names in your stories.
Contest Dos and Don'ts
Here is the essential checklist of tweaks to consider when reviving a rejected story (or while writing or editing your first draft).
by James Plath
Having trouble getting started with a piece of writing? Listen to the pump-priming ideas of some of today's hottest writers, as told to Anne Collette.
Step 1 of Raymond Obstfeld's "4-Step Method" to revising your work.
Here are 10 steps to pay attention to when sending your writing into a competition.
A Sample E-Query
Here are some expert book query tips you can use to get your manuscript a greenlight by an agent or editor.
No agent? No problem. These publishers want to read your work. Check out www.writersdigest.com for more detailed listings including tips straight from the publishers'' mouths. Special thanks to Lauren Mosko, editor of 2007 Novel & Short Story Writer''s Market, for help with compiling this list.
Guide your writing ways with these 10 rules thou must not break.
by Raymond Obstfeld
Disarm these six difficult interview types to get the information you need.
Sure, tabloids are a fun read. But this
Tips for Investigating Agents
Before you send off that entry, get the inside scoop from a writing competition judge on how to rise above the crowd.