Guard your diary from trespassing eyes with a little creative protection.
As the market shifts and publications die, freelancers need to know how to set competitive fees.
Award-winning author Orson Scott Card explains in depth the techniques of inventing, developing, and presenting characters and of handling viewpoint in novels and short stories. Here are some general thoughts all writers can benefit from.
Black, white, young, old, rich, poorso just who is writing poetry in the new millennium?
Flannery O''Connor employed a unique form of narrative bias to power her stories.
by Susan Carol Hauser, author of You Can Write a Memoir
What do you do when you have more information than your allotted word count can handle? David Fryxell, the editorial director of Writer's Digest, tackles the problem of information overload. Here five tips to help lighten your load.
"Write as you speak," says Maeve Binchy, author of Tara Road (Delacorte)
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.
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.
Debbie Ridpath Ohi, author of Writer's Online Marketplace, tells you how to find the online markets that are right for you.
"Person" in writing refers to how the viewpoint character will tell the story (fiction or nonfiction). Your choice affects not only the reader's experience, but also how you go about telling your tale. Here are some thoughts on the topic of person from the study materials of "Getting Started in Writing," a workshop from...
Most of the experts will tell you that if a magazine editor rejects your idea, send it on to the next prospect on your list. This freelancer says you shouldn't give up too quickly on No. 1.
Alice Hoffman, author of Practical Magic and Here on Earth, proves once again that fairy tales and fables aren't just a thing of the past.
J.K Rowling discusses her influences, secrets about Harry Potter, and how she makes writing a priority.
From choosing a topic to weighing your words, here's a start-to-finish guide to writing an essay that makes a clear point without skimping on personal insight.
Self-nurturing is the foundation of a satisfying life, but it's not second-nature. Learn how to comfort yourself.
Critiquing a restaurant gives you a feeling of power. Do you give the restaurant a glistening review and let them stay open to serve another meal? Or do you pan them, point out their flaws, and watch them struggle? Of course, unless your reviews are published, you would never truly have that power over...
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