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Nikesha Elise Williams: On the Power of Self-Publishing
In this indie author profile, novelist Nikesha Elise Williams shares her path to self publishing and the creative marketing strategy that's led to her success.
Writing Mistakes Writers Make: Not Having an Online Presence
The Writer's Digest team has witnessed many writing mistakes over the years, so we started this series to help identify them for other writers (along with correction strategies). This week's writing mistake is not having an online presence.
On Not Saying What Your Book Is About
Describing and discussing your book to others takes skill, patience, and a little bit of good humor. Here, international bestselling author Guy Gavriel Kay shares what to say and what not to say when talking about your novel.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
How To Create a Podcast, Develop an Audience, and Get Your Novel Published
We’ve discussed podcasting to help promote the book you’ve written—but what about podcasting as a way to tell the story itself? Here, author Liz Keller Whitehurst discusses how the podcast of her novel, Messenger, came to be.
10 Tips for Marketing Your Children's Book
With the advent of online marketing and social media influencers, there are now myriad ways to get your book front and center on people's minds before its release. Here, Christine Evans shares 10 tips for marketing your children's book.
Writer's Digest November/December 2021 Cover Reveal
Revealing the November/December 2021 issue of Writer's Digest: Magical Writing. Featuring advice from R.F. Kuang, Alix E. Harrow, Maggie Stiefvater, Tobias Buckell, Ran Walker, and many more.
What Is BookTok (and Why Should Writers Care)?
In this post, we answer the questions of what is BookTok and why should writers care that it exists. Plus, we share some interesting stories related to the phenomenon and next steps for those who are interested in trying something new.
Can a Writer Have an Inner Life and a Social Media Presence?
Can a writer have an inner life and a social media presence? Award-winning author Ronit Plank discusses how social media can not only help your book's performance, but introduce you to a thriving writing community.
How I Sold the Cover of My Latest Book as an NFT and What I Learned
When faced with the difficult task of promoting his novel Catch 42: A novel about our future, writer Felix Holzapfel had a wild idea: Why not use non-fungible tokens?
By Any Means Necessary: Finding Unorthodox Ways to Break-In
Novelist D. Eric Maikranz gives advice for how to get your readers to sit up and take notice of your work in untraditional ways.