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Finishing your work isn’t the problem. You can write all day long when a story moves you. What you need is help taking the next step – getting your work published and into the hands of readers. You’ll learn how to do that and more here.
Here are the essential specs for a successful synopsis. Bookmark this page and always cross-reference before sending out any synopsis.
Writers often find that the synopsis is the most difficult component of their novel submission package. Here we break it down for you so you can spend less time stressing and more time writing.
by Chuck Sambuchino and the Editors of Writer’s Digest Books
Here are 10 common query letter mistakes that could get your idea rejected.
by Ann Rittenberg
Here are the tools you need to write a query letter that sets you apart from the pack.
by Ann Rittenberg
Just because you’re excited someone wants to represent you doesn’t mean you should let them take advantage of you. Beware of these red flags when negotiating contracts with agents.
by Howard G. Zaharoff
Looking to switch agents? Here’s one author who succeeded with a gracefully written letter. Plus: her new agent’s insights on what made it work.
by Lori Perkins
Here are 10 simple steps that will take your visibility from zero to standout in a short time, while also giving you ample opportunities to flex your expertise, carve out your niche topic and connect with your audience.
by Christina Katz
It’s time to get real. Here is Writer’s Digest‘s take on self-publishing as we know it.
by Jane Friedman, Writer’s Digest Editorial Director and Publisher
Today, writers need to weigh their options carefully—and know what they’re up against.
by Andrea Hurst
Jump-start your search for a self-publishing company with our exclusive online directory. Explore your options the easy way, with company contact info, URLs, package details and rates. Read more
Chris Anderson thinks you should consider giving your book away. Here’s why.
by Jordan E. Rosenfeld Read more
Composing a good query letter is vital to getting an agent hooked on a self-published book. Read more
Looking for an agent? Here are 28 reps willing to work with new writers and give your manuscript a fair shake. (Expanded Edition)
By Chuck Sambuchino Read more
Before you dive in, check out these essential tips on submitting your work to an agent.
by Chuck Sambuchino Read more
A treatment or a synopsis can be an indispensable tool, both for writing and marketing a screenplay. In this article, we’ll look at the relationship between the treatment, synopsis, summary, logline, scene cards and coverage. A synopsis can be a story guide for writing your screenplay, or be written afterwards as part of your film’s press kit. So, how do you write a good synopsis? First you have to know the basics.
by Robin Rowe Read more