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The Great Debate: To Prologue or Not to Prologue?

As many of you know, book publishing industry professionals and readers alike have openly expressed their dislike of prologues. Act first, explain later. Great advice from James Scott Bell. Be careful with backstory and prologues. #writetip...Show More Summary

Marketing & Sales Perspectives for Indie Authors

I’ve considered myself a professional writer for a little over three years now, and I’ve learned a great deal about the publishing industry in that time. Much of how I think and what I do as an independently published author parallels...Show More Summary

New Literary Agent Alert: Lexi Wangler of Massie & McQuilkin

Reminder: New literary agents (with this spotlight featuring Lexi Wangler of Massie & McQuilkin) are golden opportunities for new writers because each one is a literary agent who is likely building his or her client list. About Lexi: Lexi Wangler is a junior agent and foreign rights associate at Massie & McQuilkin. Show More Summary

Debut Authors Tell All: Ellie Terry, Middle-Grade Novelist

Every year the editor of Children’s Writer’s & Illustrator’s Market compiles a handful of debut authors with unique stories to feature in the latest edition. In my first year as editor, I interviewed 21 debut authors for the 2018 book. Show More Summary

When to Search for a Literary Agent

Literary agents represent writers who want to submit their manuscripts to traditional publishers. Agents manage the submission process and negotiate the resulting contract. Here’s what else they might do for their clients: Advise on developmental edits. Show More Summary

New Literary Agent Alert: Ann Leslie Tuttle of Dystel, Goderich & Bourret

Literary agent Ann Leslie Tuttle is open to queries! She is actively seeking all kinds of romance, from contemporaries, historicals, and romantic suspense to paranormals and inspirationals. The post New Literary Agent Alert: Ann Leslie Tuttle of Dystel, Goderich & Bourret appeared first on WritersDigest.com.

The Misbehavior of Fictional Children: A #DVpit Blog Hop on Character-Driven Fiction

In this #DVpit Blog Hop post, debut author Aminah Mae Safi shares the story of her character from her debut novel, Not the Girl You’re Looking For, and her #DVpit experience. The post The Misbehavior of Fictional Children: A #DVpit Blog Hop on Character-Driven Fiction appeared first on WritersDigest.com.

27 Reasons to Read Guide to Literary Agents 2018 (Plus a Giveaway!)

Today is the official pub date of the Guide to Literary Agents 2018, though you may have found that it’s been available earlier in bookstores and on Amazon. (And if you were at the Writer’s Digest Conference, you know we had early copies available of it for purchase!) Nonetheless, today is the official official launch date of the book. Show More Summary

Where in the World Are We?: A #DVpit Blog Hop on Scene Building

In this #DVpit Blog Hop post, literary agent Kari Sutherland shares how the five sense can be better utilized in developing excellent scenes in your fiction. The post Where in the World Are We?: A #DVpit Blog Hop on Scene Building appeared first on WritersDigest.com.

New Literary Agent Alert: Alexander Field of The Bindery Agency

Literary agent Alexander Field is open to queries! He is seeking memoir, biography, Christian spirituality, literary fiction, science fiction and fantasy, and more. The post New Literary Agent Alert: Alexander Field of The Bindery Agency appeared first on WritersDigest.com.

The Order for Drafting a Book Proposal

Industry veterans Jody Rein and Michael Larsen share an excerpt from their new book, How to Write a Book Proposal 5th Edition, about the preferred order for drafting a book proposal. The post The Order for Drafting a Book Proposal appeared first on WritersDigest.com.

Grip-Lit: Five Elements Your Story Must Include If You’re Writing the Next Gone Girl

Debut author Jo Furniss breaks down five keys to writing grip-lit—a new, widely read genre that puts female characters in danger, but also in the driver’s seat of their story. The post Grip-Lit: Five Elements Your Story Must Include If You’re Writing the Next Gone Girl appeared first on WritersDigest.com.

Agent Spotlight: Amaryah Orenstein of GO Literary

Literary agent Amaryah Orenstein is open to queries! She is interested in contemporary and historical fiction, family relationships and coming-of-age stories, memoir, and more. The post Agent Spotlight: Amaryah Orenstein of GO Literary appeared first on WritersDigest.com.

So, You Want to Work in Publishing: The Role of a Publicist

Senior Publicist Sara Wigal shares her experience in publishing, from working at a literary agency as an intern, editing at a magazine, and now creating creative plans for authors in the form of publicity. The post So, You Want to Work in Publishing: The Role of a Publicist appeared first on WritersDigest.com.

How I Got My Agent: Jonathan Rosen

Debut novelist, Jonathan Rosen, shares the waiting process he went through to get an agent—ultimately landing one who is a champion of his work and career. The post How I Got My Agent: Jonathan Rosen appeared first on WritersDigest....

5 Secrets to Creating a Compelling Series Character

Award-winning author Barry Lancet shares five secrets he’s learned in his writing career about developing a character who can carry a series of novels. The post 5 Secrets to Creating a Compelling Series Character appeared first on WritersDigest.com.

Agent Spotlight: Stephanie Hansen, Metamorphosis Literary Agency

Reminder: This agent spotlight features Stephanie Hansen, owner of Metamorphosis Literary Agency. Remember, newer agents are golden opportunities for new writers because each one is likely building his or her client list. About Stephanie: Stephanie represents debut to New York Times bestselling authors. Show More Summary

How I Got My Agent: Sheena Kamal, The Lost Ones

Debut author Sheena Kamal explains how she got an agent for her novel, The Lost Ones, while fighting internal thoughts that she felt like she never really belonged as a writer. The post How I Got My Agent: Sheena Kamal, The Lost Ones appeared first on WritersDigest.com.

How to Plan Out Your Yearly Goals as a Writer

With this free worksheet from Bring Your Fiction to Life, Karen S. Wiesner gives you a simple outline for planning out your writing career, year-by-year, to accomplish any goals you’d like to achieve. The post How to Plan Out Your Yearly Goals as a Writer appeared first on WritersDigest.com.

Why You Should Have the Tenacity of a Weed as a Writer

Debut author, Corabel Shofner, explains why she believes it took her 64 years to become a traditionally published author, and why writers should never give up. The post Why You Should Have the Tenacity of a Weed as a Writer appeared first on WritersDigest.com.

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