Author Patrick Hicks shares how grant money helped fund the research and writing of his first two novels and how other writers can benefit from grants as well. Includes tips on applying for grants, handling grant money, and reporting back afterward.
There are so many mysteries of publishing for authors, whether they're on their first book or have published several. This post collects the biggest surprise in the publishing process for 10 published authors.
Dustin Grinnell shares tips from a veteran contractor (his dad) that apply to freelance writers as well. Use these secrets of the self-employed to find more success with your freelance writing business.
Marissa DeCuir shares her three-step process for creating an author success map that helps writers identify and personalize success benchmarks for their writing careers. With reasonable expectations, writers can find more success.
Here are the top publishing news and resource websites as identified in the 22nd Annual 101 Best Websites from the May/June 2020 issue of Writer's Digest.
The late Gary Reilly wrote 25 novels in his lifetime, but it wasn't until a year after his death that the first ones started to get published to enthusiastic acclaim. Mark Stevens shares what caused this disconnect and how others can avoid Reilly's fate.
Writing a book is one thing, but how long does it take to get a book published? What variables come into play? Are there things a writer can do to speed up the process? We dive into these questions and more.
Should I copyright my writing before submitting to agents and editors? Could they steal my story or ideas? How can I protect myself? We look at copyright here.
Each genre of fiction has its own rules for getting published. In this article, we cover how to publish your young adult novel, including how to write a query letter and synopsis, example queries that worked as well as literary agents open to young adult submissions.
Each genre of fiction has its own rules for getting published. In this article, we cover how to publish your science fiction novel, including successful queries and synopses as well as literary agents and book publishers open to science fiction submissions.
A major conundrum that trips up many new writers is defining your target audience before you have any actual readers. Dana Sitar explains how to identify them.
In a genre that has historically lacked diversity, six writers of color discuss overcoming the challenge of breaking in and the current climate for crime, mystery, and thriller fiction.
A healthy relationship between editor and novelist can send your story to heavenly heights, but a poor partnership deserves its own special circle of hell. Longtime writer-editor duo Steven James and Pam Johnson discuss where editors go astray.
Pitching high concept fiction can be the key to skyrocketing to the top of agents' slush piles, but what is it, and how do you go about framing your story as high concept?
If you want to write a book, for whatever reason, it’s important to know what kind of author you actually want to be so you know what strategy to use to sell books. Vickie Gould explains the difference and why it matters.