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That mixed bittersweet feeling of rewriting your published novel

I just read yesterday that Amazon has been deleting reviews that have been determined to be by family, friends or have been bought. Now there’s some controversy about how Amazon is making the determination. Facebook friends, eve...

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...

Insider’s Guides to Navigating 3 Online Resources for Writers

In our May/June 2018 issue of Writer’s Digest, check out our annual 101 Best Websites for Writers! Here, in this online exclusive, we take a deep dive into three handy online resources for writers. Insider’s Guide: DIY MFA (diymfa.com) ...

How and Why to Pitch Agents at Pitching Events

Many writers are paralyzed at the prospect of pitching their stories, but Script’s editor, Jeanne Veillette Bowerman, wants to push you past those fears with concrete tips on how to successfully pitch agents at pitching events. Click to t...

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...

13 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Sign That Book Contract or Take That Freelance Writing Job

The following article first appeared in Writer’s Digest magazine. Subscribe today to get the inspiration and advice you need to succeed as a poet, novelist, journalist or screenwriter. ILLUSTRATION © GETTY IMAGES: OIVIND HOVLAND In a com...

Staying Alive: How to Thrive in the Publishing Industry

[Earn the recognition you deserve. Enter the Writer’s Digest Annual Writing Competition.] Staying alive, staying slive, ah, ha, ha, staying alive. Here, Jenny Milchman explains how to not just survive, but thrive in the publishing indust...

How to Make Budgeting Fun and Actually Stay on Track

Become a master of your money. If there’s one word we’re sick of hearing as students, it’s (*insert ominous dun dun dun sound effect*) ‘BUDGET.’ Ugh. We spend most of our lives working towards a degree, so the last thing we want t...

Extended Interview with Emily James, WD’s Self-Published e-Book Awards Winner

A Sticky Inheritance by Emily James is the grand-prize winning entry in the 5th Annual Writer’s Digest Self-Published e-Book Awards. It bested more than It bested more than 575 entries to take home a prize package that includes $5,000 an...

58 Gems of Writing Advice and Inspiration from Self-Published e-Book Authors

Writer’s Digest would like to congratulate the winners of the 5th Annual Self-Published e-Book Awards. For complete coverage of the awards, see the May/June 2018 issue of Writer’s Digest. For an extended interview with grand-prize wi...

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