The Writer’s Dig

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Jerry Seinfeld’s 5-Step Comedy Writing Process

Former WD staffer Jess Zafarris crossed paths with Jerry Seinfeld, who shared his comedy writing process. His tips are not only useful for aspiring standup comedians, but also have broader applications for writers looking to add comedic elements to their own work.

Hard Case Crime: Spotlight Market

For this week’s spotlight market, we look at Hard Case Crime, a book publisher which accepts queries for crime and mystery novels directly from potential authors (no agents required). Hard Case Crime: Spotlight Market Hard Case Crime is a book publisher that focuses on the sort of crime and mystery novels...

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The Complicated Reality of a Minority Writer—UPDATED

UPDATE: California Coldblood, publisher of Tynes' novel They Called Me Wyatt, announced they are canceling its publication after an incident on Twitter on May 10th, a few days after this article originally published. As several links to this post were part of the incident coming to light, we've decided to leave...

Harlequin Series: Spotlight Market

For this week’s spotlight market, we look at Harlequin Series, which accepts submissions directly from potential authors (no agents required!) and provides detailed guidelines for what they’re looking for in each specific series. Harlequin Series: Spotlight Market Harlequin is such a big name in publishing that even people who don’t read...