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Film and Audiobook Rights 101

To protect your work and expand its reach, understanding film, TV, and audiobook rights is a must. Publishing attorney and Grammy-award-winning audiobook producer Jessica Kaye tells how in this article from our October 2019 issue. Publishin...

Jess Zafarris: Author Spotlight

Author spotlights (like this one with Jess Zafarris, author of Once Upon a Word: A Word-Origin Dictionary for Kids from Rockridge Press) are a great way to learn how other authors are finding success. Jess Zafarris Jess Zafarris is the auth...

Building Your Freelance Writing Career: Just Say Yes

In this article from our November/December 2016 issue, Jeff Somers shares the best way to advance your freelance writing career: Just Say Yes. His advice still stands. A few years ago when I told my wife I wanted to leave my Day Job—and i...

5 Goals for Making Your Anthology the Best That It Can Be

Marika Lindholm, co-editor of the new book We Got This: Solo Mom Stories of Grit, Heart, and Humor offers 5 tips to creating a more appealing and successful anthology. I recently had the honor of coediting the anthology We Got This: Solo Mo...

Call for 101 Best Websites for Writers Nominations

Here’s our official call for 101 best websites for writers nominations. Learn how to send in your recommendations below. For more than 20 years, Writer’s Digest has assembled a “101 Best Websites for Writers” list. In fact, we’re ...

9 Elizabeth Berg Quotes About Writing for Writers

To celebrate the release of her newest novel, The Confession Club, here are 9 Elizabeth Berg quotes about writing from her 2010 WD interview. Elizabeth Berg, author of such novels as Open House and The Story of Arthur Truluv, spoke with W...

5 Truths About Starting Your Own Self-Publishing Imprint

Book sales and distribution expert Amy Collins shares 5 truths you need to know before starting your own self-publishing imprint. This article was originally published in the November/December 2019 issue of Writer’s Digest as “Clearing ...

She’s Got to Have It: 10 Ways to Promote a Book

Promoting a book is the one thing all authors should do to help get it to potential readers. But what does that mean? Erika Hoffman shares 10 ways to promote a book she used that are usable by other authors. “I’m sorry for wasting your ...

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“The September Gurl” Contemporary YA Query critique

Hello Mx. Dead-ced-dead! here are my notes: Dear Agent, I am seeking representation for my contemporary YA novel, THE SEPTEMBER GURL, which is complete at 72,000 words and draws inspiration from Holly Sale’s GEEK GIRL series and Nick Horn...

Psst: Novelists – Steal These Screenwriting Secrets! Part 3 Query Letters

In part 3 of “steal these screenwriting secrets,” we delve into marketing and query letters. In other words, these are screenwriting secrets to steal after you write and specifically related to crafting killer query letters. In my Write...

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