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Brainstorming a family-focused low fantasy novel. Want to throw some ideas and impressions my way?

I really like this idea! I’m a fan of character-driven, rather than plot-driven stories. Ultimately the characters and their interactions are what stick with me, long after the plot details have faded. I already like all three of thes...

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Should I seek a famous author to write my book?

You don’t need (and, unless you’re a multi-millionaire, can’t afford) a famous author to write your book. You need a good writer to write your book. What’s more a good ghostwriter (what you’re describing is a g...

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...

Profit Spikes in Short Bursts of Time: Small Projects Writers Should Pursue

Want to see an uptick in your freelance writing income? Author of Writing to Make Money: Short Projects author Loriann Oberlin has a few ideas to get you started. In what we call the gig economy, writers routinely dream of contributing edit...

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...

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Who currently knows you are a writer?

Hollowly said: ↑ I am curious to know at what point other posters are in their writing, (aspiring, finished but unpublished novel, published, etc.) and who they have told about it, (friends, family, co-workers) and how much they have ment...

7 Query Letter Strategies That Don’t Work (But Many Writers Try)

One of my first real jobs was working for a bank, taking phone calls. I’ll never forget it. Some of the kindest people you know can be downright vicious when they call their bank. Trust me. I’ve been called names that can’t be repeate...

The Art of Being Crazy: Thoughts on the Eccentricities of Being a Writer

One writer’s search for a trademark eccentricity. by Leslie Cohen You know what’s fun? Creativity. You know what’s not fun? Some of the things that come along with it. Four years ago, I left my normal job at my normal desk with my som...

Breaking In: Keah Brown on Going From Viral Hashtag Creator to Debut Memoir Author

Happy pub day to Keah Brown! Her debut memoir, The Pretty One, released today from Atria Books. To celebrate, we’re publishing the unabridged version of Keah’s interview featured in the Breaking In column of the September 2019 issue of ...

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