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The Editor Behind the Curtain: Inside the Publishing Process

For first-time authors, the publishing process is often shrouded in mystery. An expert shares an inside look at what goes on behind the scenes—and how to leverage it for future success. Whether you’re currently writing a book, querying ...

Immersive Nonfiction & Idea Generation with The Fifth RiskAuthor Michael Lewis

Author Michael Lewis of The Big Short, Moneyball and his latest, The Fifth Risk, lays out his formula for immersive nonfiction in this extended Writer’s Digest interview. Whether by luck or an innate synchronicity, Michael Lewis often...

No More Mr. Nice Guys: How to Write Flawed Characters & Antiheroes

Flawed characters and antiheroes make for fascinating protagonists—but their behavior can risk alienating readers. Follow this blueprint for flawed-yet-relatable heroes who can still provoke empathy. ILLUSTRATION © GETTY IMAGES: LUCIANO ...

SLN Creators: Interview With House of Anesi Founder & CEO Stephania Stefanakou

SLN Creators is featuring Stephania Stefanakou, a recent design and fashion communication graduate from Ryerson University. Stephania reflects on founding House of Anesi, breaking into the world of fashion technology, and how to persist in ...

How Author Kellye Garrett Turned Hollywood War Stories into a Guerilla Book Marketing Tactic

In a crowded market, debut authors must find creative ways to connect with readers—leading Hollywood veteran Kellye Garrett to adopt a unique guerilla book marketing strategy that leveraged the story behind her story. PHOTO © GETTY IMAGE...

Cross-Pollination: The Future Is Genre-Blending

The future is genre-blending, and it’s in full bloom. Here’s why your next novel shouldn’t fit neatly into any one pot. Imagine, for a moment, that you’re standing on top of a grassy hill. Spread out before you is a vast meadow of w...

SLN Creators Interview w/ Maddie Theresa (Founder @ Social Clothing)

Meet Maddie Theresa, a high school student in Niverville College. She also happens to be the Founder of Social Clothing, a brand created to inspire a stronger sense of identity in and around Manitoba. We recently sat down with Maddie to le...

The 87th Annual Writer’s Digest Writing Competition Winners

Writer’s Digest would like to congratulate our 87th Annual Writer’s Digest Writing Competition winners! For full coverage of the awards, please check out the November/December 2018 issue of Writer’s Digest. For complete coverage...

Getting Started in Freelance Writing: Key Tips from Marketing Mentor Ilise Benun

Marketing Mentor Ilise Benun shares a few tips on for getting started in freelance writing — a topic she’ll address in greater detail in her indieLAB session on what it takes to forge a successful writing career of any kind. I’ve had ...

Insider Secrets for Indie Authors and Small Presses from Amy Collins of New Shelves Books

Amy Collins, President of New Shelves Books, is the authority on book sales and marketing in the US. Over the past 20 years, New Shelves has sold more than 40 million books into the bookstore, library and chain store market for small and ...

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