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7 Tips for Writing About Other Cultures

I don’t make any claim to be an expert in diversity. I am a white American woman, and despite the fact that I’ve lived in Japan for the past six years, I’m still often blinded by my own privilege. But it doesn’t take an expert to notice that protagonists on the pale end of the spectrum are vastly overrepresented in English-language fiction. Show More Summary

From Dream to Manuscript: One Writer’s Rocky Road to Publication

Stephanie Meyer’s journey to publication goes something like this: She woke one morning with memories of a vivid dream about star-crossed lovers. Later in the day, she typed their story onto her computer. Three months later, Twilight was finished. Show More Summary

Literary Agent Spotlight: Eric Myers of Dystel & Goderich

He is seeking: As an agent, Eric has a strong affinity for young adult and middle grade fiction, as well as adult nonfiction, especially in the areas of history, biography, psychology, health and wellness, mind/body/spirit, and pop culture. Show More Summary

New Literary Agent Alert: Alexa Stark of Trident Media Group

Reminder: New literary agents (with this spotlight featuring Alexa Stark of Trident Media Group) are golden opportunities for new writers because each one is a literary agent who is likely building his or her client list.     About Alexa: Raised in New York City, Alexa Stark earned her B.A. Show More Summary

7 Things I’ve Learned So Far, by James Tate Hill

Author James Tate Hill, author of debut novel ACADEMY GOTHIC, share the more important lessons that he's learned during his writing journey so far. The post 7 Things I’ve Learned So Far, by James Tate Hill appeared first on WritersDigest.com.

How and Why to Write Like a Pachyderm

To be a writer, we must have a thick skin, thick as a pachyderm, gray and wrinkly and drooping off of our limbs like armor. Unless you plan to be a secret writer who never tells a single soul about how you stay up late when everyoneShow More Summary

The Key to Better Writing? Study Screenwriting!

I feel obliged to preface this short piece with a disclaimer: I am no expert. On the other hand, I’m not sure anybody is. Three words you often hear in Hollywood—and I’ve heard them myself—are: “Nobody knows anything.” You hear it from producers, you hear it from directors, you hear it from agents. Show More Summary

Literary Agent Interview: Peter Knapp of New Leaf Literary & Media

Literary agent Peter Knapp (New Leaf) is looking for middle-grade and young adult fiction and high-concept adult fiction. For middle-grade, he prefers high-action, epic adventures, and spooky and irreverent fiction. For young adult, he likes stories that are character-driven, magical realism, epic fantasy, or stories that are highly realistic. Show More Summary

7 Things I’ve Learned So Far, by Marian Palaia

Marian Palaia, author of 2015 novel THE GIVEN WORLD, talks about the top lessons she's learned about writing, including how to use words and write scenes. The post 7 Things I’ve Learned So Far, by Marian Palaia appeared first on WritersDigest.com.

6 Reasons Why Every Writer Should Enter Pitch Wars Next Year

I resisted online writing contests for years, opting instead for ones that were linked to conferences. Finally, after my second time as a finalist in the Pacific Northwest Writer’s Association Literary Contest, four years of querying...Show More Summary

New Literary Agent Alert: Jaida Temperly of New Leaf Literary & Media

Jaida is seeking: Jaida is open to all middle grade and young adult titles, although she has a particular love for quirky, dark stories (The Mysterious Benedict Society, Coraline, Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library). For Adult Fiction,...Show More Summary

7 Things I’ve Learned So Far, by Samantha Bohrman

This is a recurring column I’m calling “7 Things I’ve Learned So Far,” where writers (this installment written by Samantha Bohrman, author of RUBY’S MISADVENTURES WITH REALITY) at any stage of their career can talk about writing advice...Show More Summary

Sweet vs. Sexy: What You Need to Know About Writing Both

In the world of romance, “sweet” has a very specific connation. A “sweet romance” is one where the bedroom door remains firmly closed so that the reader cannot see inside. Readers who prefer characters who don’t have sex before marriage choose these books, but so do those who are fine with the sex so long as they don’t have to see it. Show More Summary

New Literary Agent Alert: Kara Leigh Miller of Corvisiero Literary

Reminder: New literary agents (with this spotlight featuring Kara Leigh Miller of Corvisiero Literary) are golden opportunities for new writers because each one is a literary agent who is likely building his or her client list.     About Kara: Kara Leigh Miller is a new agent at Corvisiero Literary. Show More Summary

How I Got My Agent: Camille Griep

GIVEAWAY! Camille is excited to give away a free copy of her novel to a random commenter. Comment within 2 weeks. Camille Griep, author of LETTERS TO ZELL, shares her quest to obtain an agent and get published. The post How I Got My Agent: Camille Griep appeared first on WritersDigest.com.

5 Things I Learned on Deadline

My debut novel, ALIVE, recently hit shelves and I remember the pressure as my first deadline loomed. A couple years ago I was graduating law school, starting my first “big girl” job and taking work-for-hire gigs. A slew of rejections...Show More Summary

7 Ways to Fix a Messy Manuscript

GIVEAWAY: Trina is excited to give away a free copy of her novel to a random commenter. Comment within 2 weeks. Trina St. Jean, author of 2015 debut novel BLANK, shares seven tips for cleaning up the messiest of drafts and refocusing your work in progress. The post 7 Ways to Fix a Messy Manuscript appeared first on WritersDigest.com.

Building Buzz Before Your Book Comes Out: 10 Strategies That Work

If you’ve got a book scheduled for release, whether it’s traditionally published or indie-published, the onus is on you to promote it. Here are some helpful strategies for making a big splash by using social media to build buzz before your book comes out. Show More Summary

30 Literary Agents Seeking Diverse Books NOW — Young Adult, Middle Grade, and Picture Books (Part 3)

30 literary agents seeking diverse books in the genres of young adult, middle grade and picture books. All the agents listed below personally confirmed to me as of October 2015 that they are actively seeking diverse kidlit submissions NOW (young adult, middle grade, picture books). Show More Summary

7 Things I’ve Learned So Far, by Mark Peters

1. Embrace the heck out of your obsessions and inclinations. I’ve always known I loved to write, but it took me too long to realize that all I really want to do with my life is make jokes. The post 7 Things I’ve Learned So Far, by Mark Peters appeared first on WritersDigest.com.

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