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Clothing and Fashion of the 1800s

Clothing and Fashion of the 1800s Read more

How to Write Successful Endings

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. Read more

Credit Where Credit Is Due

Understanding fair use is crucial for writers who glean material from outside sources. Learn when and how to attribute facts, opinions and paraphrases. Read more

Editors and E-Queries

Editors and E-Queries Read more

The New Year Brings New Markets

Staying on top of new markets requires understanding technology, noticing up-and-coming trends and searching for the unexpected. Read more

Not in New York: 15 Small Presses

We combed through the pages of Novel & Short Story Writer’s Market to bring you 15 book
publishers that don’t require an agent, aren’t based in New York City and will consider first-time
authors of mainstream/literary fiction.
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The Importance Of Diction

The Importance Of Diction Read more

Tips for Finding Your Own Writing Style

David Fryxell discusses the difficult task of trying to find your own natural writing style, one that will help subtly distinguish your work from that of your peers. Style, according to Fryxell, is the product of a writer’s tone and voice and cannot be successfully forced or plagiarized from another. Here are a few of his tips for helping you find your own style through tone and voice. Read more

Colin Beavan’s Fingerprints

“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.” Read more

Quota on Quotes?

Sometimes, a source’s exact words say everything that needs to be said. But not always. Read more

Self-Publishing Definitions

Commercial publishers, subsidy publishers, vanity presses, self-publishing, POD—what’s the difference? Read more

The Big Brush-off

On paper, they were perfect for each other—so why couldn’t this agent immediately recognize our writer’s genius? Read more

The Road Traveled

The winner of the 1999 Writer’s Digest National Self-Published Book Awards talks about the journey that led him to publishing success. Read more

Promote Your Book With Your Own Web Site

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. Read more

What is a Blog?

Q: While I’ve read several sites referred to as “blogs,” I’m not really sure what a blog is. What is a blog? —Christopher B. A: From writers at award-winning newspapers, to magazine … Read more

What Christine Byl can’t not do

Is writing something you can’t NOT do? If so, you’re on the right track, as the case of writer Christine Byl Read more

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