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Is Hybrid Publishing Right For You?

Are you a bit mystified with the book publishing process? Jennifer Scroggins, executive vice president of the hybrid press KiCam projects, explains what hybrid publishing can do for authors. Hybrid, or author-subsidized, publishing is the n...

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Which part of a story is the most important one: the beginning, the middle or the end

Originally Posted by Terry D But that’s exactly what the OP asked. I’m answering that question. Your interpretation of the question is up to you, and that’s fine, but my answer is the same. Openings are different from midd...

2019 Writer’s Digest Annual Conference Pitch Slam Agents

Literary agents are gatekeepers of the publishing industry, and more than 50 literary agents and editors will be listening to pitches at the 2019 Writer’s Digest Annual Conference as part of its popular Pitch Slam program. Here are a few ...

How to Write a Science Fiction Novel

In this post, learn how to write a science fiction novel from beginning to end, including 4 approaches for the first chapter of your novel, tips for writing about fictional technology, writing dystopian fiction, writing a science fiction se...

Apocalypse Now

This week’s writing prompt is inspired by the book I’m reading at the moment, which is very easily becoming my favorite book this year. Hollow Kingdom by Kira Jane Buxton is a humorous novel told from the point of view of a domesticat...

How to Protect Your Artistic Integrity: Let Go of Expectations

In the Breaking In column of our October 2019 issue, Hollow Kingdom author Kira Jane Buxton says that letting go of outside expectation and writing the book that was bubbling inside her led to the publication of her debut novel. In this hil...

Vintage WD Interviews: Margaret Atwood

Margaret Atwood expounds on finding your voice, the beauty of multitasking, and what “chick lit” may have in common with Dracula and Frankenstein in this WD Interview with former editor-in-chief Kristin D. Godsey from the April 2004 iss...

Using Recipes in Your Non-Cookbook Manuscript: What You Need to Know

Want to make your story more savory? On The Market author Audrey Wick suggests including the recipes your characters devour.   Food and literature have always had a strong relationship. For readers, it can be quite a treat to encounter a ...

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The Progress Journal of Perseids

New to this site… kind of lost on what to do first, where to look, what to comment on and all that “new” mumbo jumbo. But I guess to matters at hand: I’ve neglected my writing and my passion for writing for about a y...

Reading Recommendations from WDC Annual Speakers

“Read as much as you write” is great advice for writers. Our WD Annual Conference speakers and presenters share some of their reading recommendations. In her advice to writers ahead of the WD annual conference, literary agent Barbara Po...

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