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The Dos and Don’ts of the Best Student Resume and Cover Letter

On a job hunt right now? The job market is understandably not great, which makes having the best student resume possible a must. We pulled this article out of the SLN archives you have an easy-to-follow list of dos and don’ts when craftin...

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Scripts written by the director him/herself vs scripts written by a collaboration screenwriter

I’ve come to realise that most scripts I’ve read so far, are written by the director of the respective script as well. There are a few points in these scripts that come into contrast with what I was taught about how to handle wr...

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Brainstorming a family-focused low fantasy novel. Want to throw some ideas and impressions my way?

I really like this idea! I’m a fan of character-driven, rather than plot-driven stories. Ultimately the characters and their interactions are what stick with me, long after the plot details have faded. I already like all three of thes...

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Should I seek a famous author to write my book?

You don’t need (and, unless you’re a multi-millionaire, can’t afford) a famous author to write your book. You need a good writer to write your book. What’s more a good ghostwriter (what you’re describing is a g...

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...

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