In this post, Jeff Gomez shares how a podcast led to book publication of his new title Zeppelin Over Dayton: Guided By Voices Album by Album, what surprised him in the publication process, his best piece of advice for authors, and more.
Learn when to use systemic vs. systematic vs. institutional with Grammar Rules from the Writer's Digest editors.
Here are 63 grammar rules for writers to assist them with better writing skills. Each rule includes a quick breakdown and links to a post that goes into more detail with examples. This list will be updated with new rules as we add them to the site.
In this post, Ian Haydn Smith shares what inspired Cult Writers: 50 Noncomformist Novelists You Need to Know, surprises in the research process, challenges in the writing process, his best piece of advice for other writers, and more.
Learn the differences between semantics vs. syntax vs. pragmatics with Grammar Rules from the Writer's Digest editors, including a few examples of correct usages.
Reporting an in-depth story can overwhelm writers with research. Into the Raging Sea author Rachel Slade shares 12 tips to guide nonfiction authors through the mayhem in this article from our March 2020 issue.
In this article from our April 2020 issue, Kristy Stevenson offers 8 tips for building your freelance writing portfolio by getting local and regional gigs.
While researching another book, Robert L. Richardson came across a story worth sharing from a pilot who will turn 100 later this year that became his latest title, Spying From the Sky: At the Controls of U.S. Cold War Aerial Intelligence from Casemate Publishers.
In this author spotlight, Haley Shapley, freelance writer and author of Strong Like Her: A Celebration of Rule Breakers, History Makers, and Unstoppable Athletes, shares her experience of juggling freelancing with book writing, following her passions, and more.
Author spotlights (like this one with Jaime Breitnauer, author of The Spanish Flu Epidemic and Its Influence on History from Pen and Sword) are a great way to learn how authors are finding success writing and publishing their books.
What do you really know about proper semicolon use? Is it just the punctuation mark that pauses longer than a comma but shorter than a period? Is there more to how you should use semicolons in your writing? Learn the answers here.
Learn when to use the Oxford comma (or serial comma) with Grammar Rules from the Writer's Digest editors, including a few examples of correct usages.
In this post, Kris Spisak shares 5 novel editing questions to ask before any next steps in the publishing process, including "does your story have a strong narrative drive," "is your protagonist too passive," and more.