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How Author Kellye Garrett Turned Hollywood War Stories into a Guerilla Book Marketing Tactic

In a crowded market, debut authors must find creative ways to connect with readers—leading Hollywood veteran Kellye Garrett to adopt a unique guerilla book marketing strategy that leveraged the story behind her story. PHOTO © GETTY IMAGE...

Literary Agent Interview: Danielle Burby of Nelson Literary Agency

Editor’s Note: The following interview was originally attributed to literary agent Kristin Nelson. It has been corrected and reposted. Danielle Burby is a literary agent based in New York City. She joined Nelson Literary Agency (NLA) in J...

SLN Creators Interview w/ Maddie Theresa (Founder @ Social Clothing)

Meet Maddie Theresa, a high school student in Niverville College. She also happens to be the Founder of Social Clothing, a brand created to inspire a stronger sense of identity in and around Manitoba. We recently sat down with Maddie to le...

7 Ways to Turbocharge Your Ebook Marketing

Smart ebook marketing works like a magnet to bridge the gap between readers’ unmet desires and your book’s ability to satisfy those desires. Here are seven proven ebook marketing strategies you can implement immediately, at no cost. by ...

Curtis Sittenfeld on Choosing Beta Readers, Outlining and Creating Complex Characters

In this extended interview from the October 2018 issue of Writer’s Digest, bestselling Eligible author Curtis Sittenfeld explains how her characters keep it “real,” and why plumbing the awkward and uncomfortable can lead to the riches...

Two Authors Discuss How Their Debut Novels Were Picked Up by Hollywood

By Jennifer Klepper Film adaptations aren’t typically in the plotline of a debut year, but two new thriller/suspense authors—Kathleen Barber (Are You Sleeping, 2017) and Rea Frey (Not Her Daughter, 2018)—have capped their debut dreams...

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...

Get Smart: How to Tell Good Publishing Contracts From Bad

BY AUDREY WICK Like many new and debut authors, I was eager to sign with a traditional publisher. After the hard work of completing a novel, signing on the dotted line with a publishing house was exactly the reward I envisioned would make i...

How to Increase Your Screenplay’s Commercial Appeal

Selling a screenplay is no easy task. Ray Morton shares advice on how to increase your screenplay’s commercial appeal to help you choose the best stories to put on the page. “So, what do I have to do to guarantee that my script will sel...

What to Do When You’re a Memoirist and Memory Fails

By Natalie Singer The memories that glimmer strongest in my mind, that pop up repeatedly as though they have an agency of their own, act like cosmic bulges―moments that wink like the star-studded center of a spiral galaxy, like Roland Bar...

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