Some of the keys to building a successful writing career cost moneya novelty most writers can't afford to waste. Here's how to invest in your career wisely.
Do you have a burning desire to publish your own magazine? Ignite that passion and distribute it for all to see.
Getting back that SASE often means rejection, but at least you know the editor got your query. What happens when you query abroad?
Excerpted from The Insider''s Guide to Getting an Agent, Lori Perkins gives her dos and don''ts when working with an agent.
How do you go from best friend to co-author without scarificing the friendship? Respect, honesty and a sense of humor.
Arthur Golden on Revision
If you stay true to your voice, this successful romance writer says, you'll find those rules aren't etched in stone.
It takes more than good writing to get readers to notice. Here are tricks and tips to use today's technology to promote your work.
New agencies—and even a few well-established ones—are on the hunt for the next breakout book. Could it be yours?
"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...
What is your story really about?
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.
It''s Not Just What You Say, But How
Children's magazines offer great break-in potential: magazines can be hungry for contributions, and selling to a magazine proves that your a proa big step in breaking into book publishing.
reprinted from 2002 Children''s Writer''s & Illustrator''s Market
Journaling With Style
Keeping a five-year diary keeps your life in perspective, a few lines at a time.
Strive to have your essays evoke your connection to the world, and you will grab readers' empathy, affection and attention.
Start an empowerment journal! Tap your inner strength by telling the truth about your life.
Getting your own regular column with a newspaper today is as difficult as it is rewarding. The competition for landing these coveted spots is steadily increasing as the circulation of many dailies continues to shrink. Award-winning columnist Cynthia G. La Ferle offers advice and encouragement for writers struggling to break into this golden market.
As the market shifts and publications die, freelancers need to know how to set competitive fees.
The Pull of the Mystery
The author of The New York Times best seller discusses the development of his book and how it affected the lives of more than 4 million people.
Poet and author Michael Bugeja explains how exploring the techniques and principles of poetry can help you become a better writer. Here are some exercises Bugeja suggests to help you improve your prose through poetry.
It's a real thrill to find an excellent poetry collection like Boomer Girls: Poems by Women From the Baby Boom Generation (University of Iowa Press). Editors Pamela Gemin and Paula Sergi talked with Writer's Digest a bit about how they assembled this beautiful collection of talented poets.