WD Live: Lee Child
Bestselling novelist Lee Child, author of the Jack Reacher series, discusses the craft of writing with Writer's Digest editor Maria Schneider, including why he switches from one point of view to another in his books and what advice he has for writers.
WD Live: M.J. Rose
Writer and marketing expert M.J. Rose (The Reincarnationist) chats with Writer's Digest editor Maria Schneider about her early days of self-publishing and why she thinks you should consider hiring professionals to market your work.
WD Live: David Baldacci
Bestselling author David Baldacci (The Whole Truth) talks with Writer's Digest about his thriller novels, his favorite authors, his new children's series and why he doesn't write about things he knows and, instead, prefers to write about things he'd like to know.
WD Live: Steve Berry, James Rollins and Brad Thor
WritersDigest.tv Video Exclusive: Bestselling authors (and friends) Steve Berry, James Rollins and Brad Thor talk about how they quietly began writing each other's characters into their own books, and how quickly fans caught on—much to Berry, Rollins and Thor's surprise.
WD Live: Sandra Brown
WritersDigest.tv Video Exclusive: Sandra Brown, author of 56 New York Times bestselling novels, sits down with Writer's Digest editor Maria Schneider and discusses quick turnaround times, writing cross-genre stories and offers up advice on how to start a writing career. Her new book, Smoke Screen, hits stores August 12.
Marketing Tips from M.J. Rose and Doug Clegg
Writers and marketing gurus M.J. Rose and Doug Clegg gave many authors some quick and dirty selling advice at their Buzz your Book session. Here are a few tips from their session. by M.J. Rose and Doug Clegg
Why Authors Must Be Marketers Too
I may never win a Pulitzer Prize for any of my novels but I wrote three sentences in 2004 that have garnered me a lot of ink: “Writing is an art. Publishing is a business. And an oft broken business at that.” And like it or not, these days authors are finding it necessary to get involved in the business side—specifically the marketing of their books. by M.J. Rose
A Guiding Hand: Sandra Brown on Her Mentor
Sandra Brown talks about her mentor, Mary Lynn Baxter. Brown has published 65 suspense and romance novels, 54 of which have made The New York Times bestseller list. Baxter is a bestselling romance author with more than 13 million books in print.
James Rollins' "7 Ways To Make Your Characters More Sympathetic"
Bestselling thriller writer James Rollins gave a great talk about the craft of thriller writing, including how to make even your bad guys more likable. Here's a summary.
Lee Child On How To Create Suspense
Lee Child, author of the uber-popular Jack Reacher series, says he firmly believes writers should write that they want to write: "Do what you want to do, not what you should do." And although he believes writing cannot be taught, he did share his thoughts about how to create suspense and what makes a great book.