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How to Use Acting Techniques When Writing a Character’s Emotional Journey

You may have the most intriguing story ever printed on a page, but ultimately we will care about the story because we care about the players in it and their journeys. In order to do that, you the writer must first create that emotional...Show More Summary

Drawing Board to Writing Desk: The Transition from Writing Comics to Writing Novels

Are you trying a format you're unfamiliar with? When Michael Moreci went from writing comics to writing novels, one simple realization—and a few basic truths—carried him from one medium to the other. The post Drawing Board to Writing Desk: The Transition from Writing Comics to Writing Novels appeared first on WritersDigest.com.

Indie Authors and the Future of Book Production

Successful indie authors who want to keep growing will eventually add offset printing to their capabilities. Here, Joel Friedlander discusses its potential. The post Indie Authors and the Future of Book Production appeared first on WritersDigest.com.

After the Debut: 3 Things I’ve Learned, with Emily Littlejohn

You’ve signed off on the final edits to your debut novel. Your agent and your editor are already hearing positive early reviews and a couple of big name authors have offered glowing blurbs. You did it. You wrote a novel and landed a two-book contract. Show More Summary

New Territory: ‘The Nightingale’ Author Kristin Hannah Discusses Her New Alaska-Set Novel

The latest from bestselling 'The Nightingale' author Kristin Hannah transports readers to remote 1970s Alaska. In this interview from the February 2018 issue of Writer’s Digest—including outtakes that didn't appear in the magazine—Hannah...Show More Summary

When Your Memoir Wants To Be A Novel

In our Breaking In column in Writer’s Digest Magazine, we talk with debut authors about how they did it, what they learned and why you can do it, too. by Anna Quinn HED: When Your Memoir Wants To Be A Novel BY: [“Guest Column” is what...Show More Summary

New Literary Agent Alert: Julia Livshin

New literary agents (with this spotlight featuring Julia Livshin) are golden opportunities for new writers because each one is a literary agent who is likely building his or her client list. The post New Literary Agent Alert: Julia Livshin appeared first on WritersDigest.com.

GLA News

If you're an agent looking to update your information or an author interested in contributing to the GLA blog or the next edition of the book, contact Jess Zafarris at jessica.farris@fwmedia.com. The post GLA News appeared first on WritersDigest.com.

Conquer Procrastination: How to Appreciate Your Writing Time

If you are avoiding writing, if you tell yourself you don’t have enough time, try the following: Write a short description of what is waiting for you at your desk. What will happen when you sit down to write? Remember: Writing is never about what happens, but what it feels like when something happens. Show More Summary

Develop Daily Writing Resilience to Succeed

“Writing is so difficult that I feel that writers, having had their hell on earth, will escape all punishment hereafter.”—Jessamyn West The dead aren’t supposed to walk among us, but they do. I’ve seen them—writers frazzled from publishing’s...Show More Summary

Partner with Your Publicist: Why You Need Literary Publicity

Every author wants his or her book to be a success. Dreams of best-seller lists, grand book tours with sold out speaking engagements, and that coveted interview with Oprah, luxuriate in the backs (and often fronts) of many the writerly mind. Show More Summary

New Literary Agent Alert: Michelle S. Lazurek of WordWise Media Services

Reminder: New literary agents (with this spotlight featuring Michelle S. Lazurek of WordWise Media Services) are golden opportunities for new writers because each one is a literary agent who is likely building his or her client list....Show More Summary

Three Keys to Selling a Children’s Picture Book Biography

I love picture book biographies. I love reading them and being inspired and thinking, “Wow, that’s an amazing story. How come I didn’t know that?” And I love writing them. Why? Because picture book biographies are all about inspiring kids to their own greatness. Show More Summary

Cross-Genre Fiction: Using Research and Imagination in Hybrid Genres

I write a detective fiction series set in World War II Britain. My lead character, Detective Chief Inspector Frank Merlin, is a tough and experienced Scotland Yard police officer engaged in the grueling fight against crime in wartime London as his country battles heroically for its survival against Nazi Germany. Show More Summary

Meet the Agent: Christopher Rhodes, The Stuart Agency

Christopher Rhodes began his literary career as a teenager, working at bookstores in New Hampshire and then in New York City, where he landed a job at Borders’ flagship location in the World Trade Center. Three years later, Rhodes migrated...Show More Summary

Agent Spotlight: Wendi Gu of Janklow & Nesbit

Reminder: New literary agents are golden opportunities for new writers because each one is a literary agent who is likely building his or her client list. While Wendi Gu is not a new literary agent, she is actively seeking new clients. Show More Summary

Research Tips for Writing Nonfiction

I recently moved into a new house and office, and was faced with carting along decades of writing research in the process. Books, albums, boxes of photos, cassettes—that was the easy part. Assembling the stacks of files, the collapsed...Show More Summary

Children’s Literary Agents Roundup: How to Write for Young Audiences

Four agents who represent children’s literature, took time out of their busy day to share their insight and wisdom on platform, writing picture books, and writing for young audiences. If you want a better understand of what these agents...Show More Summary

30 Reasons to Read Children’s Writer’s & Illustrator’s Market 2018 (Plus a Giveaway!)

Yesterday was the official pub date of the Children’s Writer’s & Illustrator’s Market 2018, though it’s been available in bookstores and on Amazon beforehand. The new edition is updated and packed with brand new info. While there are...Show More Summary

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

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