Let's face it, people do judge a book by its cover. You want the best possible cover for your book. And if you're self-publishing, you do have to go through this process, because designing your own book cover is a bit of a no-no unless you have some book design chops, which let's face it, […]
Readers and writers of romance novels share the positive impact the books and the romance community have had in their lives. The post For the Love of Love: 8 Benefits of Reading & Writing Romance Novels appeared first on WritersDigest.com.
Upcoming Facebook updates will begin reducing the visibility of posts by publishers in order to prioritize social interaction. Learn what you can do to maintain the interaction of your Facebook audience. The post How Upcoming Facebook Updates Will Impact Authors appeared first on WritersDigest.com.
In 2017, I started a “Why I Write Poetry” series of guest posts. I’ve already received so many, and I hope they keep coming in (details on how to contribute below). Today’s “Why I Write Poetry” post comes from Carol Carpenter, who shares...Show More Summary
With Black History Month here, the best thing you can do is read a bunch of African American authors and invite every reader you know to do the same. Column by Gabino Iglesias Header via thirteen.org February is African American History month and the month when we celebrate Women in Horror. Show More Summary
We're thrilled to announce that Script Magazine and the Writers Store will be joining Writer's Digest on an all-new, fully redesigned website at writersdigest.com in 2018. The post Writer’s Digest and Script Mag Are Joining Forces appeared first on WritersDigest.com.
Take one of these Judy Blume book titles, fill in the blanks, and use it as the premise for a short story or scene. It does not need to be relate to the original story in any way. The post Belated Blume Day appeared first on WritersDigest.com.
I’m thrilled to have my friend and amazing suspense author Erica Spindler back to Murder She Writes. Enjoy! And while you’re enjoying her blog, check out her latest book FALLEN FIVE. A Good Gumbo The first time I heard of … Read mor...
I recently stumbled onto an online discussion about animated films, where somebody referred to The Lion King as having been inspired by Shakespeare’s classic play Hamlet. That was news to me, and it made me think about other films that I had belatedly learned were inspired by Shakespeare plays, such as 10 Things I Hate […]
Poetry is more than the cheesy words written on Valentine's Day cards. Learn to love poetry even if you're not a poet. Column by Justin Hunter Valentine's Day is upon us, and with it—for those of us with kids, at least—comes the inundation...Show More Summary
Sure, we’d all love another movie. But where the once-teen detective really shines these days is on the page. Column by Meredith Borders Last month, Veronica Mars star Kristen Bell and creator Rob Thomas did their semi-annual rounds,...Show More Summary
Please welcome literary agent with Trident Media Group Mark Gottlieb to WU today, speaking about something most writers need to understand: How to write (and even verbally deliver) an effective hook. More about Mark from his bio: Mark attended Emerson College and was President of its Publishing Club, establishing the Wilde Press. After graduating with a […]
Every writer needs support and encouragement. Lynn Dickinson's advice will support and assist you in creating a powerful and useful writing tool – an effective Vision of your Ideal Writing Life. The post What’s Your Ideal Writing Life? appeared first on WritersDigest.com.
Maya Angelou said, “People will forget what you said and did, but they won’t forget how you made them feel.” This is true whether you write fiction or non-fiction, and in today's show, I talk about how to write emotion with Becca Puglisi. In the introduction, I talk about KDP Print proof and author copies […]
The Buried Giant, Nobel Prize-winning novelist Kazuo Ishiguro’s 2015 foray into Arthurian-inspired fantasy, is not the first book you would think of as a suspenseful novel. But Jane K. Cleland's principles of building suspense with memory...Show More Summary
Today we have the distinction of welcoming resident wise (and witty) woman Jan O’Hara. Together we celebrate the release of her latest novel, Cold and Hottie, which was made available for your reading pleasure February 6, 2018. Thanks for joining us today, Jan! A former family physician and academic, Jan O’Hara left the world of medicine […]
Are you considering writing a series? Here, Bette Lee Crosby offers some of the benefits and challenges of composing more than one novel in the same universe. The post Bette Lee Crosby: The Pros & Cons of Writing a Series appeared first on WritersDigest.com.
Posted by Victoria Strauss for Writer Beware Like everything else, the schemes and scams that prey on writers have changed over time. Literary agent scams, for example--including fee-charging and kickback referral schemes--used to be...Show More Summary
If these steps can help alcoholics stay sober, maybe they can also help struggling writers. Column by Christoph Paul 1) We admitted we are powerless over the literary marketplace—that our writing life has become unmanageable. When you...Show More Summary
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...