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The Top 10 Rare and Pricey Stephen King Books

2 weeks agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

King is a popular, prolific author whose books can be found in almost any store that sells printed words, but some editions are special. Here are the rarest and priciest of them all. Column by Gabino Iglesias I consider myself a book collector. Show More Summary

I just can't do it today

Once again I'm sickened by massive gun violence, and today I can't bring myself to just do the normal thing. It seems so inadequate and lightweight in comparison to the tragedy that has struck so many innocent people in Las...

How Writing Saved My Life

Writing can be a lot of things, but at its best it can be a life saver. Read on about how writing changed (and saved) Keith Maginn. The post How Writing Saved My Life appeared first on WritersDigest.com.

The End of the Road

Think back to a moment where you've come to the end of the road with something important in your life—a relationship with a lover; moving out of your childhood home; graduation from school; etc. Write a scene wrapped around that moment,...Show More Summary

LitReactor Remembers Kirk Clawes

2 weeks agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

A few kind words from the extended LitReactor family. Column by Joshua Chaplinsky AWP 2016, Los Angeles: Pictured left to right, top to bottom: Rob Hart, Bree Ogden, Joshua Chaplinsky, Renee Asher Pickup, Taylor Houston, Kirk Clawes,...Show More Summary

New Agent Alert: Kimberly Jago of Jago Ciro Entertainment

  Reminder: New literary agents (with this spotlight featuring Kimberly Jago of Jago Ciro Entertainment) are golden opportunities for new writers because each one is a literary agent who is likely building his or her client list. About...Show More Summary

Seasons Of Writing

2 weeks agoArts / Writing : Writer Unboxed

I’ve never been one of those writers who writes every single day, rain or shine, all year ’round. It works perfectly for some. It doesn’t work for me. But I’m also not a writer who waits on inspiration. There are times (especially when I’m under deadline) that I’ll be writing, whether or not I feel […]

Travel Writing With Anna McNuff

Running across New Zealand is a tough adventure and in today's show, Anna McNuff talks about how writing her book about the journey was a completely different challenge. In the intro, I talk about my writing progress on The Healthy Writer, as well as recommending the Netflix documentary on Lady Gaga, 5 Foot 2, which […]

Take Five with Heather Webb: Last Christmas in Paris

2 weeks agoArts / Writing : Writer Unboxed

Congratulations to multi-published novelist and WU contributor Heather Webb on the release of Last Christmas in Paris— a novel written in conjunction with novelist Hazel Gaynor! Last Christmas in Paris will be sold in bookstores nationwide and at Target, and is releasing worldwide in 10 countries. (The book releases on 10/3 in the U.S. and […]

Weekly Round-Up: Learn From Success

Every week our editors publish around 10 blog posts—but it can be hard to keep up amidst the busyness of everyday life. To make sure you never miss another post, we’ve created a new weekly round-up series. Each Saturday, find the previous week’s posts all in one place. Show More Summary

How to Find the Right Developmental Editor for Your Book

2 weeks agoArts / Writing : Writer Unboxed

Books elicit different responses from different people, so it’s no wonder that the feedback we receive from critique groups and beta readers can be varied and even contradictory. As an indie author, it can be hard to discern good advice from bad or know whose feedback to trust—especially when that feedback is yanking your story […]

Flog a BookBubber 105: Theresa Kay

Writers, send your prologue/first chapter to FtQ for a “flogging” critique. Email as an attachment. Many of the folks who utilize BookBub are self-published, and because we hear over and over the need for self-published authors to have their work...

How to Create a Protagonist Who is Very Different From You

How does a writer create a character unlike themselves and give it a living, breathing personality? I’ll walk through these six steps that worked for me--and perhaps they’ll work for you. The post How to Create a Protagonist Who is Very Different From You appeared first on WritersDigest.com.

Avoiding Writer’s Block: Flash-Write a Portion of Your Book

Feeling blocked? Often writer’s block just means you don’t know where to start. Use the procrastination-busting tips in this chapter to create a work environment that helps your creativity flow. This guest post is by Jody Rein and Michael Larsen. Show More Summary

Five Books Every Writer Should Read — What Are Your Top 5?

I want to build a list of books here that all writers can bookmark and thumb through at any time. So I officially challenge you to post 5 books that you think every writer should read on this post. The post Five Books Every Writer Should Read — What Are Your Top 5? appeared first on WritersDigest.com.

Rituals for Writing: Creating a Sacred Space

2 weeks agoArts / Writing : Writer Unboxed

Please welcome author Diana Raab, PhD, to Writer Unboxed today! Diana’s latest book, Writing for Bliss: A Seven-Step Program for Telling Your Story and Transforming Your Life, is geared toward writers of all varieties, whether they be novelists-in-progress, nonfiction writers, or seasoned authors. Show More Summary

The 5-Question [Author] Interview: Peternelle van Arsdale

Notice: Undefined index: output in /home/mereditr/public_html/wp-content/themes/thesis_189/lib/functions/post_images.php on line 178 “I don’t know whether it’s that the story can’t be found, or maybe that the story can’t be told in a...Show More Summary

stuck/unstuck: Jennifer Haigh on writing through doubt

Notice: Undefined index: output in /home/mereditr/public_html/wp-content/themes/thesis_189/lib/functions/post_images.php on line 178 In this issue of stuck/unstuck, I ask New York Times Best Selling author, Jennifer Haigh, about doubt: In life there are choices we have to make that, in hindsight, don’t seem like choices at all. Show More Summary

The 5-Question [Author] Interview: Kim Hooper

Notice: Undefined index: output in /home/mereditr/public_html/wp-content/themes/thesis_189/lib/functions/post_images.php on line 178 The writer thinks about intention, chronological order and connection to a story. Kim Hooper lives in Southern California with her husband and an absurd number of pets. Show More Summary

The 5-Question [Author] Interview: Therese Walsh

Notice: Undefined index: output in /home/mereditr/public_html/wp-content/themes/thesis_189/lib/functions/post_images.php on line 178 “Faith in self has to be protected and nurtured like a fire in the rain, because I don’t think a long-term...Show More Summary

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