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Upon Further Review

Sources often want to see a writer’s work. Perish the thought, most editors will tell you. This writer respectfully disagrees. Read more

Giving It Away

Information-packed websites, blogs and free chapters are great promotional tools. But it’s possible to give away too much. Here’s the lowdown on what to make free. Read more

How to Make the Contest Cut

Before you send off that entry, get the inside scoop from a writing competition judge on how to rise above the crowd. Read more

The Buddy System

Choose your first reader wisely if you want to advance your writing career (and still keep your friends). Read more

WD Best Writer”s Website Contest Winner: Domain Master

WD Best Writer”s Website Contest Winner: Domain Master Read more

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

What’s the Deal?

Here’s the truth about advances, foreign rights and what to expect with the sale your first book. Read more

Behind the Scenes of a Book Proposal Meeting

To help you understand why your book proposal needs to be so thorough, the editors at Writer”s Digest offer this behind the scenes look at a typical book proposal meeting. This peek behind the publishing curtain will demystify the proposal process so that you can more easily give editors what they need, and significantly increase your chances of getting published. Read more

The Zine Board Speaks Out

Two members weigh in on what’s happening in the world of self-published magazines. Read more

Get Inside the Top 30 Short Story Markets

Are you on a quest to find the best place to submit your short fiction? Look no further! Use this list to find the door that leads to short story publication. Read more

4 Tips on How to Start Your Self-Promotion

You’ll be disappointed if you expect your publisher to throw a lot of marketing dollars behind your book. We share some practical tips on how you can help get out the word. Read more

Speaking of Dialogue

Give your characters a story worth responding to and your dialogue will flow. Read more

Tips for Injecting Dialogue With Suspense and Tension

Learn exactly what constitutes conflict, action and suspense, how they relate to other important ingredients in your story, and—perhaps most important—how to manipulate them.

by William Noble 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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