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How Freud’s Fundamental Rule of Psychoanalysis Applies to the Writing Experience

How does Freud’s fundamental rule of psychoanalysis apply to the life of a writer? DeSales Harrison explores how his former training as a psychoanalyst helped him craft his novel—and the writing process in general. The Inexhaustible Wei...

The Winners of the 18th Annual Short Short Story Competition

Writer’s Digest would like to congratulate the winners of the 18th Annual Short Short Story Competition. Each year, writers submit their very best short stories of 1,500 words or fewer. For complete coverage of the awards, see the July/...

Picture This: Photographer Sharona Jacobs Teases Out the Essence of Authors’ Works Through Headshots.

Author headshots might be more important than you think. Photographer Sharona Jacobs explains the importance and process of creating exceptional author photos that can even improve the performance of the book. by Jack Cheng I once asked Seb...

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How big is the Pyramid?

Commander Vimes said: ↑ I don’t think I’m being disingenuous to point out that they are at, what by most measures, would be considered the pinnacle of the writing world. Click to expand… And this is exactly what I’...

Marrying Fiction and Nonfiction in Business Books

In my latest book, Match in the Root Cellar, I tell the story of Carolyn, a newly appointed CEO in charge of dismantling her company’s default culture of complacency and discontent. Many people reading her story might assume she is a fict...

What I Wish I Knew Before I Went Into Nursing

There’s no question—nursing is a tough career. Blood. Vomit. All sorts of bodily fluids. And things you never thought you’d see in your lifetime. Nursing. It’s great isn’t it? Most people who want to go into nursing because they c...

Brand Basics: 6 Debut Authors Discuss Their Author Platforms and Connecting with Readers

Every issue of Writer’s Digest, we chat with debut authors about their upcoming releases, how they broke in and what they learned in the process. One question we always ask them—and rarely have room to include in the magazine—is about...

Dear SLN: Will One Bad Grade Ruin My Academic Future?

“Will one bad grade jeopardize my academic future?” The short answer? Probably not. Dear SLN is an advice column for students who are a looking for no bullshit answers to tough questions. If you have a question, hit us up on Facebook,...

How to Get Out of a Midterm Slump

February 28, 2018, by Lucy How to Get Out of a Midterm Slump So, we’re half way through the second term of university (how that happened beats me), it’s cold, dark and bleak to say the least outside. Chances are you’re starting to thi...

Literary Agent Interview: Claire Draper, InkWell Management

Claire Draper is a new literary agent at InkWell Management. She’s studied Queer Diversity in Children’s Literature at New York University. Before becoming an agent, she interned at Rare Bird Lit, InkWell Management and the Children’s...

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