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That mixed bittersweet feeling of rewriting your published novel

I just read yesterday that Amazon has been deleting reviews that have been determined to be by family, friends or have been bought. Now there’s some controversy about how Amazon is making the determination. Facebook friends, eve...

Staying Alive: How to Thrive in the Publishing Industry

[Earn the recognition you deserve. Enter the Writer’s Digest Annual Writing Competition.] Staying alive, staying slive, ah, ha, ha, staying alive. Here, Jenny Milchman explains how to not just survive, but thrive in the publishing indust...

Ready Player One: 3 Painful Lessons About Success for Writers

Ernest Cline’s Ready Player One has earned some harsh criticism: “Heavy-handed male wish fulfillment.” “The references were about as subtle as a popup ad.” “Wade Watts is a Mary Sue, whose only character flaw is ‘being poor,...

10 Ways to Overcome Lonely Writer Syndrome

[embedded content]  One of the downsides to becoming a fulltime author or writer is that, by its very nature, writing can be a very lonely business. Typically, it’s just you and a computer, shut off from the rest of the world, all alone ...

Improve Your Writing: 6 Tips for Becoming a Better Writer | Tim Knox

Perfect your craft in Advanced Novel Writing with Terri Valentine, an online course from Writer’s Digest University. [embedded content]  Over the past couple of years, I’ve released dozens of videos and written dozens of articles on ...

New Territory: ‘The Nightingale’ Author Kristin Hannah Discusses Her New Alaska-Set Novel

[Can you impress us in 1500 words or less? Enter the Short Short Story Competition today! Deadline January 15, 2018] The latest from bestselling The Nightingale author Kristin Hannah transports readers to remote 1970s Alaska. In this inte...

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Some Pondering on Marketing/Advertising

I know what induces me buy a novel from an unfamiliar author. First—obviously—I need to know it’s been written. I have several subject-matter interests, and I follow various avenues that deal with these interests. These include su...


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