Fiction and nonfiction writers have a lot to teach each other about the craft. Here's how writing in both genres will make you that much better.
reprinted from 2002 Children''s Writer''s & Illustrator''s Market
Will the creation of a Children's Poet Laureate and the staying power of novels-in-verse allow room for new writers in this burgeoning market?
7 creative things you can do to find sketching inspiration.
Dedicate a journal to history as it happens. Chronicle your memories and reflections on the moments that define your generation.
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.
17 ways to add surprise to each page of your novel and keep your readers hooked.
Language holds a key role in writing humor. Here are six steps to help you find the perfect word to nail a punchline.
When is a poem "finished?" How many drafts does it take? Here poet Jeffrey Hillard shares some thoughts on the revision process.
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.
Find out if you can use trademarks in your story, and discover the difference between copyright infringement and parody.
Publishers highly value those authors who know how to market their own work. Propose your ideas in a synopsis to gain that competitive edge.
The time is nigh: If you don't have a presence on the Web, you're going to get left behind. Here's why your website can be the key to your writing career, and how to do a site right.
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Action and movement are essential keys to any good story. In Stephen Wilbers'', Keys to Great Writing, the author discusses style, precision, structure, grammar, punctuation and, of course, developing movement.
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