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Wherein I Roll My Own in the Publishing House Line

Cave Troll said: ↑ You are pretty good at GIMP. I spent 12 hours just trying to figure out how tomesh two images together for my first.When you figure out how to get rid of thewatermarking, please do share that bitof insight. Click to exp...

The Writer’s Guide to Wattpad: How Readers Fall in Love with Your Words

by Benjamin Sobieck, editor of The Writer’s Guide to Wattpad (WD Books 2018) On Wattpad: @BenSobieck Wattpad works because it makes it easy for readers to fall in love with your words. I should not be writing this. When I joined Wattpad ...

The Self-Publishing Path: It’s Often Anything But “Self”

For the new author, it can be a big (and confusing) decision to decide between traditional publishing and self-publishing. But doubly confusing are the choices faced once you settle on the self-publishing path. There is growing complexity i...

100 Writing & Publishing Tips from the 2018 Writer’s Digest Annual Conference

The 2018 Writer’s Digest Annual Conference was a roaring success. Literary agents, veteran and debut authors, editors, publishers and more shared their greatest writing tips on improving your craft, getting published, and building your wr...

Fashion & Function: Head Back To School In Style

Before expanding my knowledge of fashion by studying Fashion Marketing, I was a Style Guru, Editorial, and Senior Editorial Intern for CollegeFashionista. Writing articles about fashion on campus gave me amazing perspective into the relatio...

Adding Dimension to Characters: 10 Sly Character Development Techniques

These underhanded character development techniques are designed to relax your “thinky” brain and to draw instead on your curiosity, intuition and slightly devious sense of play in order to help your characters reveal their own inner wor...

Unlikable Characters: A Case Study

The “bad vs. worse” set-up discussed in the article “No More Mr. Nice Guys” in the September 2018 issue of Writer’s Digest—all about unlikable but fascinating protagonists—lies at the heart of a form of moral argument known ...

Does Your Book Have a Billboard on Amazon?

Authors can leverage ads and Book Detail pages on Amazon to make them work like a “billboard” of sorts. But in order for your Amazon billboards to help sell more books, they must display certain characteristics. by Rob Eagar What if I t...

How To Turn Kijiji Into A Side Hustle

I need money. No, I’m not begging you personally for a donation, I’m just stating a fact. I need money to pay rent, internet, food, gas, insurance, and all that other nonsense. I figure chances are pretty high that you need money, too. ...

Writing and Publishing Graphic Novels from Start to Finish

By Steve Kissing One of the things that amuses me about publishing my first graphic novel is that prior to engaging in this project a few years ago, I had never read one. I had some sense of graphic novels, of course, but I paid them no hee...

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