The words "writer in Hollywood" conjure images of screenwriters accepting Academy Awards and hobnobbing with movie stars. But to Anita M. Busch, editor of The Hollywood Reporter, writing is as much about power plays as it is about screenplays.
In December 1964, Edward Stafford provided Writer's Digest with an interview conducted with Ernest Hemingway shortly before the author's death in 1961. It's excerpted here for the first time in more than 40 years. Please note that the excerpt has been abridged due to space considerations.
"I frankly think that whenever a form looks exhausted, that's exactly the point at which you should swoop in and pry it apart and see what makes it tick."
Enlightened by Natalie Goldberg
Melissa Bank, bestselling author of The Girls' Guide to Hunting and Fishing, has been called a chick-lit pioneer, but she has something to say about being labeled.
Seven Tips for Formatting Your Article Manuscript
Award-winning authors Tom and Marilyn Ross share their twenty years of industry knowledge in Jump Start Your Books Sales
The music industry is always looking for the next hit song ? the complete hit song. This means lyrics plus music. If you write the words and you want to break into this market, first you need to find your second half ? someone to create the melody.
Greeting Card Markets
Once limited to street-corner sales, hip-hop lit now can be found in major bookstoresand mainstream publishers are taking note.
Need to get an insider's viewpoint on a specialty topic? You don't need no stinkin' expert. Immerse yourself in the subject at hand, then be your own insider. These three writers prove the efforts are well worth it.
Voice And Dialect
Writing for children isn't for sissies. This genre demands your best work. Answer our columnists' questions and find out if you're up to the challenge.
"I'm glad that I had the sense to sacrifice something."
Collect the e-mail gems you write and receive, and gather a precious diary of your life, as expressed to your cyber-pals.
Losing a child is devastating. Here's the story of one mother who journaled through her sorrow and created a lasting tribute to her baby girl.
During slow times, be adventuresome: Explore new freelance opportunities, branch into niche publications and investigate different areas of expertise.
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.
Are you a screenwriting rookie trying to make the movies major leagues? Be a hit in Hollywood with these 15 ins and outs of the industry.
Condense and time the delivery of a character's history to intensify your reader's interest in your nonfiction story.
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