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3 Key Novel Writing Tips: Wisdom from the Authors Speaking in the 2019 Virtual Conference for Novelists

Each January, we help writer’s launch and achieve their novel writing goals in our annual Virtual Conference for Novelists. This year’s event, running January 25-27, features six award-winning and best-selling authors who will share t...

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“Putting Your Worst Foot Forward” article on Tor

I think it’s good advice, but I’ve struggled when I’ve tried to follow this approach in the past because I don’t think just practicing is enough to make things better. I think it needs to be mindful, reflective, dire...

How to Pitch Articles and Get Published: An Effective 4-Step Strategy

Freelance writers who want to get published in magazines and on websites need to learn one skill above all others, and that’s how to pitch articles. Of course, writing skills are needed too. But freelancers, especially when they’re star...

Changing the Face of Crime Fiction: 6 Writers of Color on Writing Mysteries, Crime Novels and Thrillers

In a genre that has historically lacked diversity, six writers of color discuss overcoming the challenge of breaking in and the current climate for crime, mystery and thriller fiction. “It can be lonely. … And there have been times when...

The Writer’s Digest Podcast, Episode 12: Writing for the Screen and the Page with Doug Richardson

In this episode of the Writer’s Digest Podcast, Gabriela Pereira talks with screenwriter and author Doug Richardson, and shares an inside look at the process of adapting a novel for the big screen. In this interview, they discuss the diff...

20 Ways to Generate Article Ideas in 20 Minutes or Less

Are you looking for new ways to generate fresh article ideas? Here are 20 you can accomplish in fewer than 20 minutes each. The old adage is true: Time is money. But for most freelancers, coming up with timely ideas that spur editors to ass...

Paperback Writer: 10 Writing Lessons from Vintage Paperback Books

The advice to read widely is sound, but are you broadening your horizons enough? Forgotten paperback books from decades past can offer essential writing lessons as capably as any new hardback. Here’s an awkward confession from a writer tr...

4 Writing Techniques to Borrow from Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol

Since its publication in 1843, Charles Dickens’ novella A Christmas Carol has become one of the most iconic holiday stories—perhaps even the most iconic—in Western literature. Not only has it been adapted countless times for the s...

The Writer’s Digest Podcast, Episode 11: Writing Technology Old and New

Photo credit: Thomas Bender Welcome, welcome, writers! From fiction to nonfiction, whatever your genre persuasion —whether you scratch your words with quill pen on parchment or click away at your computer keyboard—the Writer’s Digest ...

The Pros and Cons of Binge Writing

Lynn Dickinson explores the positives and not-so-positives of being a binge writer. Click to tweet this article to your friends and followers! Are you a Binge Writer? Or a Drip Writer? You know the metaphor. Binge writers tackle projects sp...

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