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What Starting a Business and Launching a Book Have in Common: It’s All About the Investment

When you’re launching a book, your job is to find readers, engage with readers, write good books, and sell the heck out of said book(s). Here are a few rules from the world of startup businesses that will make the investment of time and e...

Successful Writing Collaborations: 3 Questions Co-Authors & Ghostwriters Need to Ask

By Howard Zaharoff As a lawyer and a writer, I truly believe that the key to successful collaborative writing, from an equal co-authorship to a ghostwritten autobiography, is a good contract that is clear about who has what roles, how ri...

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...

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Self publishing your book just to test the water

First, I want to congratulate you on actually finishing your first draft of your first novel. A lot of wannabe writers never get that far. You have accomplished a major milestone and should be very proud of that. What you have is an almost-...

How I Stopped Sabotaging My Writing Goals: Confessions of a Late Bloomer

Despite long-standing aspirations of writing a book, initial successes with short stories and essays, and a healthy career in publishing, Andrea Jarrell published her first book at age 55. But of course, she got through it. Here, she shares...

Publishing Tips for Indie Authors: How to Get Your Book Into Libraries

Libraries spent more than you might expect on expanding their collection each year. But how can indie authors rise to the top and grab the attention of librarians? Find out here. Photo by Susan Yin on Unsplash by Alinka Rutkowska A surve...

4 Authors Share Their Best Tips for Writing Fantasy & Science-Fiction

In advance of our 4th Annual Science Fiction and Fantasy Virtual Conference, four of the participating presenters share their best quick tips for writing fantasy and science-fiction. As a lifelong lover of science fiction and fantasy, I am...

On Writing and Riding: The Importance of Foundation

Both writing and riding can be challenging to master. Here, Kari Bovée explains how revisiting your foundation of study and practice can help you advance your natural writing skills and rediscover your passion for the craft, much in the sa...

The WD Interview: Bestseller Jacqueline Woodson on Confronting Controversial Subjects & Writing Across Age Categories

In this exclusive extended interview with National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature Jacqueline Woodson, the Newbery Honored author talks character building, diversity movements, and the real-world importance of books for kids and...

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Seanan McGuire: Fifty Thoughts On Writing

Here’s award-winning author Seanan McGuire’s Fifty Thoughts On Writing. What do you think of her advice? 1. You’re going to suck when you start. Sucking when you start is okay. Every new project, no matter how brilliant th...

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