Nobel Prize winner Orhan Pamuk and other successful authors talk about the art of working with translators to make their prose sing in any language.
A Tuesday With Mitch
What to do when a blank page stares blankly back? Hold on tight while your mind unravels.
Aching to earn that creative-writing degree that got away? It's never too late to prove you've got the write stuffespecially if you have real-world experience under your belt.
Although e-mail can be a time saver for writers, never underestimate the power of etiquette in the age of the Internet.
Secure a distributor! Your book will get into chain stores, and you will have free time to pursue more lucrative, non-traditional markets.
An interview with authors William Thomas Quick and Richard Curtis
Just what should a nonfiction query letter contain? The editors at Writer's Digest answer that precise question.
Tautologies pair synonymous words. "But" and "however" mean the same thing, so the phrase "but however" is redundant. A moment is by its nature brief, so we needn't speak of a brief moment to be understood. You don't have to explain the reason why when you can explain the reason, or when you can...
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.
Linda Sue Parks won the 2002 Newbery Medal for her third novel A Single Shard. She talked to Children's Writer's & Illustrator's Market about working with her editor, getting ideas and doing research for her historical novels.
We asked questions about journal sharing, keeping an online diary, and issues of privacy. Reader feedback, submitted via e-mail, represent the various experiences of journal-keepers everywhere. A selection of responses appears below.
There are nine different script formatting programs available on the market today. Use our guide to discover which one is right for you.
All Work and No Play? No Way.
Tabitha King was writing way before she married the master of horror, Stephen King. But her new novel,
Here are seven must-know strategies to create an enticing, business-focused Web site.
If you decide to leave the corporate world and start a full-time freelancing career, you'll need to know how to obtain good health insurance.
The fourth quarter is no time for desperate strategies. Take some advice and make the end of the year a time for careful tax planning.
Keep your eyes open for upcoming anniversaries, and you just may land a plum assignment.
Query letters can make or break a writer. Here are tips on how to write the perfect query and land the ideal freelance job.
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