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The WD Interview: Susan Orlean on The Library Book and Finding the Red-Hot Center of the Story

Susan Orlean thought she was done writing books when she heard about the 1986 fire that devastated the Los Angeles Public Library. The story so intrigued her that she spent four years researching and writing about it. The Library Book tells...

Interview with Reena Shah, Winner of the WD 19th Annual Short Short Story Competition

Reena Shah feeds the subconscious level of her brain that she uses to write by remaining mindful and present of the everyday moments of her life. Even when going through her daily tasks, Shah makes an effort to remain aware of the moment so...

How To Become A Digital Nomad (And Get Paid)

So, you want to live like those people who work from wherever and get paid? As rewarding as being a digital nomad is, it’s not all glamorous lifestyles while carrying a laptop to luxurious beaches. Becoming a digital nomad takes real, har...

The Author’s Guide to Business Cards

Since writing is a business, an author needs to be a professional. E.J. Wenstrom shares advice on the do’s and don’ts of business cards for authors. Click to tweet this article to your friends and followers! A business card may seem lik...

How to Make Yourself Look Good Without Lying

Hello, my name is Katherine, and I’m a writer with an inferiority complex. When I approach a new market or B2B client, the sentence most commonly edited out of my queries is, “I don’t really match your ‘call for submissions’ descr...

Volunteering Is Networking

I thought I’d get real here and give some networking tips that go beyond the vague “make connections” advice you get at every networking event. I’m here to talk about volunteering. Remember how we had to complete that compulsory 40...

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...

How to Write Historical Fiction

Don’t know where to start on your historical fiction novel? Author Mariah Fredericks reveals how she conducted research on The Gilded Age for her new book, Death of a New American. I love historical fiction. Growing up, I read Jean Plaidy...

In the Chorus That Surrounds Every Writer, Listen to the Voice That’s Your Own

“Your writing voice is the deepest possible reflection of who you are. The job of your voice is not to seduce or flatter or make well-shaped sentences. In your voice, your readers should be able to hear the contents of your mind, your hea...

7 Spring Cleaning Tips For Students

It’s Springtime! The weather is getting warmer, flowers are coming back to life, and you’re probably close to summer break. Woohoo! Before you fully jump into the Summer spirit, let’s not forget that Spring is the time for cleaning. A...

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