The winner of the 1999 Writer's Digest National Self-Published Book Awards talks about the journey that led him to publishing success.
Whether your first or 10th book is about to hit store shelves, a Web site is the key to promoting your latest work. Here's what you need.
Having trouble getting started with a piece of writing? Listen to the pump-priming ideas of some of today's hottest writers, as told to Anne Collette.
Step 1 of Raymond Obstfeld's "4-Step Method" to revising your work.
Excerpted from The Children's Writer's Reference, Berthe Amoss and Eric Suben talk about the most important ingredient in a book plot.
Philip Beard persevered through the publishing industry's post-9/11 trauma to publish his novel, Dear Zoe. His story offers a telling look at how the industry's mood can launchor crusha writing career.
How to celebrate and share your writing every day, even if you don't publish your work.
Uncover intimate knowledge about yourself by journaling your sensual side.
You may think that writing about money for magazines like Smart Money and Kiplinger's Personal Finance is just beyond your mathematical understanding. But in this online exclusive article, Greg Daugherty, former editor in chief of New Choices magazine and author of You Can Write for Magazines
Author of The Writer''s Guide to Character TraitsProfessional psychologist and author, Dr. Linda Edelstein, speaks about the uses of psychology in current fiction and how writers build the characters we read-- From criminals to cult members and everyone else in between.
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.
Kurt Vonnegut uses a potent mix of dark humor and clear-eyed compassion to expose the realities of war.
The authors of two explosive memoirs talk about the fears that held them backand why they wrote their books anyway. Could telling your own story be the corrective you need, too?
Freelance copywriter has winning Web site
Is chick lit on the way out? Don't bet your Blahniks. Instead, the genre has branched out into surprising new arenas, offering great opportunities for aspiring novelistsand even nonfiction writers.
Find out if you need individual liability insurance, and learn how to protect yourself from libel or invasion of privacy claims.
Michael Korda is both editor and writer Another Life is his latest memoir. Speaking with interviewer Marsha Marks, he provides perspective from both sides of the editor's desk.
You may not be a copyright expert...but that's OK. This guide will help you understand the basics to protect yourself.
Contest Dos and Don'ts
Here is the essential checklist of tweaks to consider when reviving a rejected story (or while writing or editing your first draft).
by James Plath
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