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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.
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.
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.
The Writer’s Guide to Being a Great Podcast Guest
More writers than ever are appearing on or even hosting podcasts related to their writing. Host of the "Creative Nonfiction Podcast" Brendan O'Meara shares how to make it an enjoyable and successful experience.
Funny You Should Ask: Pitch, Revise, and Resubmit
In this Funny You Should Ask column from the March/April 2022 issue of Writer's Digest, literary agent Barbara Poelle tackles questions about online pitching events and how to interpret revise and resubmit requests from agents.
Publishing Books Simultaneously in Spanish and English for Children
Ana Eulate, founder and CEO of children's publisher Cuento de Luz, shares the benefits of publishing books simultaneously in Spanish and English for both readers and writers.
Finding Freelance Writing Work Without Social Media
Social media can be a strong tool for writers searching for freelance opportunities and assignments, but C. Hope Clark shares a few other options available to freelancers.
8 Easy Steps for Writing a Stellar Pitch Letter to Market Your Book After It’s Accepted
When the drafts are done, writers must wear a different hat in order to get our stories in front of our intended audiences. Here, writer Aileen Weintraub shares 8 steps for writing a pitch letter to market your book after it’s accepted.
An Idiot's Tale: Or How One Writer Found Publishing Success
Debut novelist Adam Oyebanji shares how the narrative arc of a writer's life can often resemble a tale told by an idiot, even when the ultimate result is publishing success.
5 Creative Ways to Turn Your Book Into Audible Media
Audiobooks, podcasts, radio plays, oh my! Marissa DeCuir breaks down all of your options when turning your book into audible media.
New Agent Alert: Jazmia K. Young of Curtis Brown Ltd.
Literary agent alerts (with this spotlight featuring Jazmia K. Young of Curtis Brown Ltd.) are golden opportunities for new writers because each one is a literary agent who is likely building his or her client list.
New Agent Alert: Tess Weitzner of Trident Media Group
Literary agent alerts (with this spotlight featuring Tess Weitzner of Trident Media Group) are golden opportunities for new writers because each one is a literary agent who is likely building his or her client list.
9 Ways Self-Publishing Changed My Life (and Will Change Yours Too)
Part encouraging and part cautionary, author Kim Catanzarite lays out everything you can expect to change in your life when you self-publishing your novel.
Why Audiobooks Are Skyrocketing, and How Writers Can Take Advantage in 2022
Audiobooks are the fastest growing format in publishing, but what exactly does that growth look like, and what should authors be doing about it?