Writer's Little Instruction Book: Getting Published

Including More Than 300 Secrets and Strategies
Publish date:

Buy book  | Amazon  | BN.com

Writer's Little Instruction Book: Getting Published
Includes More Than 300 Secrets and Strategies
by Paul Raymond Martin
Writer's Digest Books, 2005
ISBN 1-58297-343-1
$8.99 paperback, 176 pages

Image placeholder title

About the Book

Taking your work that last wonderful step—toward publication—can be fun and exciting, but it can also a challenge. So make sure your writing has what it takes to get noticed! In The Writer’s Little Instruction Book: Getting Published, you’ll find more than 300 tips, techniques, and savvy strategies for fine-tuning your manuscript, submitting to agents and editors, and mastering self-promotion.

You’re ready for what’s next. Getting Published is like having an industry insider in the palm of your hand!


Greta K. Kelly: Publishing Is a Marathon

Debut author Greta K. Kelly reveals how the idea for her novel sparked and the biggest surprise of her publication journey.

Poetic Forms

Mistress Bradstreet Stanza: Poetic Forms

Poetic Form Fridays are made to share various poetic forms. This week, we look at the Mistress Bradstreet stanza, an invented form of John Berryman.


Capital vs. Capitol (Grammar Rules)

Learn when to use capital vs. capitol with Grammar Rules from the Writer's Digest editors, including a few examples of correct usages.


On Writing to Give Grief Meaning and Write Out of Challenging Situations

Author Lily Dulan explains why writers have to be willing to go to difficult places inside themselves for their writing to make a positive impact on ourselves, others, and the world.


Gerald Brandt: Toeing the Line Between Sci-Fi and Fantasy

Science fiction author Gerald Brandt explains how this new series explores the genre boundary and how he came to find his newest book's focus.


Plot Twist Story Prompts: Moment of Doubt

Every good story needs a nice (or not so nice) turn or two to keep it interesting. This week, have a character experience a moment of doubt.


Caitlin O'Connell: Finding Connection and Community in Animal Rituals

In this post, Dr. Caitlin O'Connell shares what prompted her to write a book about finding connection and community in animal rituals, what surprised her in the writing process, and much more!


New Agent Alert: Zeynep Sen of WordLink Literary Agency

New literary agent alerts (with this spotlight featuring Zeynep Sen of WordLink Literary Agency) are golden opportunities for new writers because each one is a literary agent who is likely building his or her client list.


Mark Henick: On Memory, Healing, and Languishing Projects

Author Mark Henick shares how he was able to turn a successful TEDx talk into a memoir, even when the project didn't come as quickly as he expected.