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Mastering High Concept Ideas

If you want to grab the attention of agents and even Hollywood, finding high concept ideas for your books is the way to do it. Jess Zafarris shares the basics and how to hone your pitch in this article from our September 2019 issue. There...

Learning From Vintage Magazines: Back in the Day

Fiction and nonfiction writers alike can glean lessons about writing from the examples of industry defying, sometimes outlandish, vintage magazines, and comics. Don Vaughn explains in this essay from the May/June 2019 issue of Writer’s Di...

10 Irish Poetic Forms

Here are 10 Irish poetic forms and how to write them. From the ae freislighe to the snam suad and several poem types in between. I’ve been covering poetic forms on this blog for more than a decade now. Long enough to make lists of poetic ...

Advisor Today: Market Spotlight

For this week’s market spotlight, we look at Advisor Today, the official publication of the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors. Advisor Today: Market Spotlight Founded in 1906, Advisor Today is the leader of insuranc...

Novem: Poetic Forms

Poetic Form Fridays are made to share various poetic forms. This week, we look at the novem, a form invented by Robin Skelton. Novem Poems The novem is a poetic form invented by Robin Skelton, author of The Shapes of Our Singing. In that bo...

Film and Audiobook Rights 101

To protect your work and expand its reach, understanding film, TV, and audiobook rights is a must. Publishing attorney and Grammy-award-winning audiobook producer Jessica Kaye tells how in this article from our October 2019 issue. Publishin...

When Should Writers Write on Spec?

When should writers write on spec? What does writing “on spec” even mean? And when should writers write on assignment? We dive into these questions here. First off, let’s define what writing on spec means. Writing on spec (or “on sp...

Vintage WD: The Secret of the Original Idea

Some writing advice stands the test of time, like this excerpt from Catharine Barrett’s January 1949 WD article about staying true to your original story idea–even if that means changing it. If you have a story that just misses, test it...

How to Rev Up Your Writing: Habits for More Effective Writing

Writer’s Digest author and author coach Nina Amir shares 4 ways to create better habits for more effective writing, including tips for cutting down on distractions. Do you wish you could rev up your writing? You know…switch each writing...

5 Ways to Create Social Videos

Yesterday, I wrote about a new video creation tool called InVideo. InVideo is one of many tools to emerge in the last couple years that is designed to help users create eye-catching videos to post on… Read the whole entry at FreeTech4...

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