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Feeling like I Let Myself Down

All that work to sign up for a forum like this to get this off my chest… I’ve felt for a long while that I’ve failed myself. Ever since I was in middle school, I was writing television series spec scripts. Granted, they were short...

Psst: Novelists – Steal These Screenwriting Secrets! Part 3 Query Letters

In part 3 of “steal these screenwriting secrets,” we delve into marketing and query letters. In other words, these are screenwriting secrets to steal after you write and specifically related to crafting killer query letters. In my Write...

How to Write Successful Queries for Any Genre of Writing

Learn how to write successful queries for any genre of writing by breaking down the query letter and supplying links to example queries that worked. Whether trying to hook a literary agent or editor at a book publishing company, writers nee...

It’s My Story and I’ll Pitch if I Want To

This week’s writing prompt will do double duty, working on your creative writing skills by reimagining a classic tale and practicing how to sell your story to an agent. Creative Writing Prompt: It’s My Story and I’ll Pitch if I Want T...

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Why is it so hard to write happy character’s pov?

The only other girl I could say definitely liked me was Leah. She wasn’t as cute as Jessie, or Pam. Actually, It was hard to describe her face because it was mostly smile all the time. Just at the right moment, she had a stately, even a h...

15 Ways to Write Funnier Fiction

Short story writer and novelist Dan Brotzel dishes out 15 tips on how to use humor in fiction writing. Photo by Braydon Anderson on Unsplash It’s amazing how often you hear aspiring writers say: ‘I can’t write humor. I’m not funny....

Thinking Outside the Books: Write Your Query Letter First

By the time I’d sent out my fifth book to agents and hadn’t heard so much as a peep from them, I’d had enough. The thought of pouring another year of my life into a book just to get another round of radio silence was too depressing. N...

8 Traits I Wish Employers Knew About Writers

E.L. Tenenbaum gets it: writers work hard. Now, if only employers would. She shares here eight skills writers have that make them great candidates for that necessary-for-most day job. A first piece of writing advice I received was a warning...

When Personal Isn’t Good Enough: Just Keep The Rejection Letters Coming

“… too upmarket for the kinds of African-American fiction we have been publishing successfully…” “…what sells for us right now is the hard-hitting Sister Souljah type material with a street lit feel to it.” I received these em...

Reddit for Writers: 47 Writing Subreddits to Explore

In the May/June 2019 issue of Writer’s Digest, you’ll find our annual roundup of the 101 Best Websites for Writers! This year’s collection is supplemented by online addendums, including this guide to navigating Reddit’s offerings fo...

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