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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Hollowly said: ↑ I am curious to know at what point other posters are in their writing, (aspiring, finished but unpublished novel, published, etc.)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...

Trauma: What Happens When We Put It On the Page?

Writing the story of her assault wasn’t easy for Karen Stefano. The author shares her experience writing about trauma, including how she found the strength to put it all on the page, the inevitable ups and downs, and the self-care needed ...

Creeping Common Sense: Let’s Talk Mistakes

It’s important for new writers to ask the pros about the mistakes they’ve made; successful, well-published writer and WD contributing editor Jeff Somers reveals why.  “Nowadays most people die of a sort of creeping common sense, and ...

Take Two: Ways to Submit Your Story to Hollywood

If you dream of your story being on the big screen, Script’s editor, Jeanne Veillette Bowerman, gives you a peek inside the filmmaking industry and shares ways to submit your story to Hollywood. Click to tweet this article to your friends...

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