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The Writer’s Alibi: My Terrible, Dreadful, Hope-the-FBI-Doesn’t-Look-at-This Search History

The internet search histories of novelists can be quite disturbing. Writer Kathleen Valenti shares the methodology behind web searches for her newest medical mystery. I’m waiting for the FBI to ring my doorbell. Or maybe the CIA, the NSA ...

The Horrors of Being a Ghost: Ghostwriters Share Their Tales of Nightmare Clients

Editor’s Note: This article originally appeared in the July/August 2019 issue of Writer’s Digest magazine, themed “Villains.” This issue includes advice to help writers write better villains in memoir, thrillers, film, and everythin...

Why Are There High Schoolers in My U of T Class?

Students from two high schools are getting a sneak preview of the university life thanks to a new program from U of T. Ever sat in class and wondered how some people got there? Like, that one guy looks way too young to be in university. Wel...

How to Write a Science Fiction Novel

In this post, learn how to write a science fiction novel from beginning to end, including 4 approaches for the first chapter of your novel, tips for writing about fictional technology, writing dystopian fiction, writing a science fiction se...

The Challenges of Getting Your Book Published

Self-publishing or traditional publishing? Author Robert McCaw has gotten his books published both ways and shares the pros and cons of each route. I’ve written several novels—mystery/thrillers set on the Big Island of Hawaii—featurin...

20 Literary Agents Actively Seeking Writers and Their Writing

Literary agent alerts are golden opportunities for new writers because each one is a literary agent who is likely building his or her client list. Here are 20 literary agents actively seeking writers and their writing. I love sharing the we...

The Complicated Reality of a Minority Writer

They Called Me Wyatt author Natasha Tynes opens up about the complications that come with being a minority writer.  A writer of color is the label that currently defines my literary persona. Whether I like it or not, that’s who I am in ...

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...

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Please, consider these points before reviewing anything in the Workshop

So, after revision upon revision, testing many alternate openings for my novel and some heavy editing, I’ve decided to post my WIP in the Workshop. The critique I’ve received is – mildly putting it – disappointing so...

Representation in Fiction: How to Write Characters Whose Experiences Are Outside of Your Own

As publishing endeavors to address inclusion and diverse representation in fiction, an inevitable question arises: Can authors write characters whose experience is outside of their own? This article appeared in the February 2019 edition of...

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