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.
Sources often want to see a writer's work. Perish the thought, most editors will tell you. This writer respectfully disagrees.
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.
Before you send off that entry, get the inside scoop from a writing competition judge on how to rise above the crowd.
Choose your first reader wisely if you want to advance your writing career (and still keep your friends).
WD Best Writer''s Website Contest Winner: Domain Master
The Importance Of Diction
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...
Here's the truth about advances, foreign rights and what to expect with the sale your first book.
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...
Two members weigh in on what's happening in the world of self-published magazines.
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.
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.
Give your characters a story worth responding to and your dialogue will flow.
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
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 editors to your neighbor’s teenage son, almost everyone seems to have a blog these days. But ask three people what a blog...
Is writing something you can't NOT do? If so, you're on the right track, as the case of writer Christine Byl