Audiobooks are the fastest growing segment of the publishing industry. For indie authors or traditionally published authors who have retained their audio rights, now may be the perfect time to consider creating your own audiobooks. Here's your how-to guide to DIY audiobooks.
Want to know how to pitch a picture book? We've got you covered. Break into this competitive and growing market with the help of writing tips and inside observations from a leading literary agent.
Funny You Should Ask is a humorous and handy column by literary agent Barbara Poelle. In this edition, she offers tips for remaining supportive of your more successful writer friends when they achieve your goals.
New literary agent alerts (with this spotlight featuring Amy Stapp of Wolfson Literary Agency) are golden opportunities for new writers because each one is a literary agent who is likely building his or her client list.
When you sign with an agent, you’re choosing a partner for your career—which means it’s important to choose carefully. We asked authors to share the best parts of their agent-author relationships, showing both what’s important and what’s possible. Let their stories be a guide as you seek the right match.
Powerful, unexpected story endings will leave readers hungry for your next novel. Consider the following techniques to help your story resonate long past the last page.
As anyone who's wrapping up National Novel Writing Month knows, perseverance is the key to conquering any writing challenge. Here, author Lisa Preston shares her experience leaning into perseverance and succeeding with a dash of luck.
For first-time authors, the publishing process is often shrouded in mystery. An expert shares an inside look at what goes on behind the scenes—and how to leverage it for future success.
Author Michael Lewis of The Big Short, Moneyball and his latest, The Fifth Risk, lays out his formula for immersive nonfiction in this extended Writer's Digest interview.
Funny You Should Ask is a humorous and handy column by literary agent Barbara Poelle. In this edition, she answers a reader’s question about how to become a literary agent.
New literary agent alerts (with this spotlight featuring Natalie Grazian at Martin Literary & Media Management) are golden opportunities for new writers because each one is a literary agent who is likely building his or her client list.
Whether you believe in The Muse is actually not important. It is important, however, that you believe that writing, when it’s going very well, is fun, enlivening, curiously effortless, and surprising.
The 2018 film adaptation of Lee Israel's memoir Can Your Ever Forgive Me?, which details her criminal misadventures forging letters by famous authors, was met with critical acclaim—and it offers several valuable lessons for writers.
Learn how to get paid to write. Join us for this FREE webinar and learn what the best paying opportunities are for writers, how much you can expect to make for each of the projects, where to find good-paying clients, how to land the assignments, and more.
Agents have to consider where your work fits in a crowded marketplace. By including your book's unique selling proposition in your query letter, you’re making their job easier— and what stands out about your manuscript even more evident.
Learn how NOT to get a positive response from literary agents: Avoid these 10 paths to auto-rejection in your query letters and pitches.
The Writer’s Digest editors took it upon ourselves to fertilize your mind with the following writing exercises—guaranteed to germinate a story in even the most arid cerebral soil.
Dustin Grinnell explains how to—and how not to—write more scientific fiction by analyzing Carl Sagan's 'Contact' and the ways it incorporates believeable elements that are understandable to laypeople.
Literary agent alerts (with this spotlight featuring Devin Ross of New Leaf Literary & Media) are golden opportunities for new writers because each one is a literary agent who is likely building his or her client list.
Julie Hyzy uses examples from popular books and films that incorporate fictional technology to understand what makes for appealing, believable tech-dependent stories.
In this episode author and cartoonist Tom Hart shares an inside look at writing and publishing in the graphic novel and comics world. In this interview, they discuss how writers and artists collaborate to create amazing stories, the importance of finding your cohort in the comics community, and how self-publishing in...
For more than 25 years, Stine has been writing horror for kids around the world with his Goosebumps series, which has sold over 350 million copies in 32 languages. Here are four lessons from the master himself.
Literary agent alerts (with this spotlight featuring Alexandra Levick of Writers House) are golden opportunities for new writers because each one is a literary agent who is likely building his or her client list.
Author Eli Jaxon-Bear shares three essential questions you must ask when writing a memoir.
The future is genre-blending, and it’s in full bloom. Here’s why your next novel shouldn’t fit neatly into any one pot.