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Project idea that already existed unbeknownst to me?

Okay, if the thread title is confusing, that’s because this situation is. It’s really strange, and I’ll try to explain it as best I can, so please bear with me. Many years ago when I was in college, I took a film/TV produc...

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...

10 Audrey Niffenegger Quotes on Writing and for Writers

Here are 10 Audrey Niffenegger quotes for writers and about writing from the author of The Time Traveler’s Wife and Her Fearful Symmetry. In these quotes, Niffenegger covers writing, research, books, and more. Audrey Niffenegger is an Ame...

When and How Should Writers Negotiate Better Terms?

When and how should writers negotiate better terms? We look at when it’s appropriate for writers to negotiate and how they should do it. After 20 years as an editor of the Writer’s Market Books, I feel very confident in telling writers ...

10 Alice Walker Quotes for Writers and About Writing

Here are 10 Alice Walker quotes for writers and about writing from the author of The Color Purple, Collected Poems, and We Are the Ones We Have Been Waiting For. In these quotes, Walker covers writing, publishing, living, and more. Alice Wa...

7 Great Places to Make and Find Story Starters

For many people the hardest of starting a writing assignment is choosing thinking of things to write about. This is particularly true when it comes to starting creative writing assignments…. Read the whole entry at FreeTech4Teachers.c...

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7 Thoughts on Conducting Interviews From Terry Gross, Host of NPR’s “Fresh Air”

Here are 7 thoughts on conducting interviews from Terry Gross, host of NPR’s “Fresh Air” show, from the February 2008 issue of Writer’s Digest. One of my favorite shows on NPR is Terry Gross’ “Fresh Air” program. If you’ve n...

10 Tess Gerritsen Quotes for Writers and About Writing

Here are 10 Tess Gerritsen quotes for writers and about writing from the author of The Surgeon, Vanish, and The Shape of Night. In these quotes, Gerritsen covers writing, ideas, books, and more. Tess Gerritsen is a bestselling author of rom...

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Most obscure work you read that you liked and no one knows off (reading list)?

The Most Dangerous Game, which I recommend, is a short story. I am actually thinking of rewriting this as a short story since the author is not living anymore and I think it is in the public domain. I haven’t checked yet, but it was a...

10 Lisa Scottoline Quotes for Writers and About Writing

Here are 10 Lisa Scottoline quotes for writers and about writing from the author of Final Appeal, Look Again, and Don’t Go. In these quotes, Scottoline covers writing, character, dreaming, and more. Lisa Scottoline is a bestselling author...

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