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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...

19th Annual WD Short Short Story Competition Winner: Hari Om Senior Center by Reena Shah

Congratulations to Reena Shah, winner of the 19th Annual Writer’s Digest Short Short Story Competition! Her flash fiction piece, “Hari Om Senior Center,” bested over 3,500 other entries to win the prize, which includes $3,000 in cash,...

From Whence Cometh Ideas? 10 Fun Idea-Generating Activities and Story Starters

Has your inspiration fizzled lately? Kick-start your creativity with these 10 fun story starters and clever idea-generating tips from Erika Hoffman. Photo by Aaron Burden on Unsplash You wrack your brain, pulling, stretching, trying to e...

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Which notebook?

Chromebooks are about as cheap as they come for new laptop-like devices, but they aren’t as flexible as more general purpose machines. If you follow the beaten path, your writing will be done in Google Docs and saved in Google’s...

The Three Types of Book Cover Design Every Author Should Know

by Yvonne S at Reedsy One of the great pleasures of browsing bookstores involves admiring the artwork — the cover designs on display, to be more specific. In the current era, the publishing industry is producing beautiful covers as diver...

10 Student Budget-Friendly Father’s Day Gift Ideas

A few days ago, I freaked out. With Father’s Day around the corner, I had no idea what to do for my old man. As students, we typically have very little money to spend. We’re dealing with tuition fees, textbooks, rental costs, and so muc...

Extended Interview with Emily James, WD’s Self-Published e-Book Awards Winner

A Sticky Inheritance by Emily James is the grand-prize winning entry in the 5th Annual Writer’s Digest Self-Published e-Book Awards. It bested more than It bested more than 575 entries to take home a prize package that includes $5,000 an...

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 ...

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responding to criticism

Topcol, I know what you’re talking about and it’s a seemingly regular occurrence in the WF prose sections. I once explained it to someone else like this. For some people the interweb is a place where they can indulge in de...

The Writer’s Digest Interview: Andy Weir, Author of ‘The Martian’ and ‘Artemis’

Realistic sci-fi is a hot genre, and perhaps no one is more responsible for its meteoric rise than The Martian author Andy Weir. In this full interview with Weir—which first appeared in the January 2018 issue of Writer’s Digest and als...

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