A Conversation With Baron R. Birtcher on Social Media: Bestseller. No Website. No Me. (Killer Writers)
Killer Nashville founder Clay Stafford continues his series of interviews with mystery, thriller, and suspense authors. Here he has a conversation with bestselling novelist Baron R. Birtcher about author websites and social media.
Writing Allegory: A Convenient Place to Hide
Where realistic fiction felt both too restrictive and too revealing for author Susan Speranza’s transition from poetry to fiction, she turned to allegory. Here, she shares examples of famous allegories throughout history and how allegorical writing helped shape her novel, Ice Out.
Instagram: An Underutilized Tool for the Freelance Writer
In this post, author C. Hope Clark shares tips on how freelance writers can use Instagram as a tool to find more freelance writing connections, assignments, and overall success.
Jane Porter: On the Joy of Writing Mature Characters
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Jane Porter discusses celebrating the nature of getting older in her new romance novel, Flirting With Fifty.
Adapting True Crime and True Stories for Television (From Script)
In this week’s round up brought to us by Script magazine, exclusive interviews with writers and showrunners Robert Siegel and D.V. DeVincentis (“Pam & Tommy”), Patrick Macmanus and Liz Hannah (“The Girl from Plainville”) who both have taken creative liberties in adapting true stories for a limited series.
Chanel Cleeton: On Reader Enthusiasm Conjuring Novel Ideas
Author Chanel Cleeton discusses how reader curiosity led her to write her new historical fiction novel, Our Last Days in Barcelona.
David Adams Cleveland: On Truth Revealing Itself in Historical Fiction
Award-winning novelist David Adams Cleveland discusses the timeliness of his new novel, Gods of Deception.
5 Tips for Successfully Pitching Literary Agents in Person (That Worked for Me at the Writer’s Digest Annual Conference)
Author Anat Deracine found her agent at Writer’s Digest Annual Conference. Now she’s sharing what she’s learned to help other writers become authors. Here are her 5 tips for successfully pitching literary agents in person.
8 Tips for Reading Your Poetry in Front of an Audience
Poet's Market editor and published poet Robert Lee Brewer shares eight tips for reading your poetry in front of an audience.
Channel Your Inner Authorpreneur for Your Writing Labor of Love
As self-publishing continues to become an attractive and popular options for writers, it’s important to know what you’re getting into and to have the right expectations. Here, author and entrepreneur Tom Vaughan shares how to channel your inner “authorpreneur” to help your book find its readers.
In-Between: Writer's Digest 2nd Annual Personal Essay Awards Winner
Congratulations to Alyssa Rickert, Grand Prize winner of the 2nd Annual Writer's Digest Personal Essay Awards. Here's her winning essay, "In Between."
Things To Consider When Writing About Ghosts and the Supernatural in Fiction
From maintaining subtlety to visiting haunted places, author J. Fremont shares everything to consider when writing about ghosts and the supernatural in fiction.
6 Effective Steps To Promote Your Forthcoming Book on Social Media and Feel Good About It
Social media is a daunting albeit important aspect of promoting our work. Here, author Aileen Weintraub offers six steps to promote your book on social media authentically.