Excerpted from The Insider''s Guide to Getting an Agent, Lori Perkins gives her dos and don''ts when working with an agent.
How do you go from best friend to co-author without scarificing the friendship? Respect, honesty and a sense of humor.
Land more writing clients by taking advantage of the latest (and easiest) marketing tool.
An interview with authors William Thomas Quick and Richard Curtis
Learn how to make the most of your conference experience by using these techniques to improve your networking skills!
Just what should a nonfiction query letter contain? The editors at Writer's Digest answer that precise question.
Guide your writing ways with these 10 rules thou must not break.
by Raymond Obstfeld
Dialogue is perhaps the most important characterization tool at a fiction writer's disposal; unfortunately, it is also one of the most difficult techniques to do well. Stiff, unnatural or overdone dialogue can doom the liveliest characters or stall the most exciting plot. But great dialogue can propel your characters and story off the page,...
"Dialogue not only keeps young readers engrossed in the action, but also makes the page appear less formidable by breaking up the text." That's one of the tips from Tracey Dils, author of You Can Write Children's Books. Read more tips here.
Translating a flash of inspiration into a compelling story requires careful crafting. Nancy Kress
by James V. Smith Jr, author of Fiction Writer's Brainstormer
Yeah, you heard us. There are grants out there for writers of all stripes, if you know where to look. Now you do.
This month launches the second year of Zine Scene. For those of you just aboard, let us take a moment to tell you what it's all about.
What goes into a winning query and how does one go about finding representation?
Mike Po, as president and A&R of Limited Potential Records, discovered acts such as Smashing Pumpkins, Brainiac and Catherine.
Some leading writers organizations recommend against it, but many magazines don't pay writers until their work is published. Is it worth the risk? Editors and writers weigh in.
Judy Bodmer, a full-time writer and freelance editor explains 8 ways to make your book a success long before your work sees a bookstore shelf.
There are some things you‘ll never read about in a publisher‘s writers‘ guidelines. You have to either hang around the editor‘s office and eavesdrop or find a friend who‘s able to extract the editor‘s deep, dark secrets. Luckily, you have the latter. We asked editors what they‘d say to writers if they could talk...
Debbie Ridpath Ohi, author of Writer's Online Marketplace, tells you how to find the online markets that are right for you.
A bad editor can make freelancing a nightmare. Find out how to build a workable relationship with even the most difficult editor.
One author shares his tried-and-true principles for making good writing better.
by Steven Goldsberry
What's one of the best ways to get published?
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Hook readers from the start with an intriguing question.
Don't let your fiction get tossed in the wastebasket because the ending "didn't quite work." Follow Nancy Kress' advice for choosing a successful ending based on the style of your work.