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How to Write a Great Query & First Chapter: Agent 1-on-1 Boot Camp with The Seymour Agency starts June 15, 2016 with Personalized Critiques

So you want to get published? First, congratulations! If you’re reading this, you’re dedicated to honing your submission and you’re approaching this industry from a business perspective. This is excellent news—but writing a great book is just the beginning. Show More Summary

6 Things Teaching Taught Me About My Own Writing

If you do something long enough people around you assume you must know what you’re doing. Next thing you know you end up as the instructor. I’m fairly sure this is how I started teaching. I’ve found that teaching writing to others has...Show More Summary

New Literary Agent Alert: Louise Buckley of Zeno Literary Agency

She is seeking: In fiction, Louise is looking for compelling protagonists, protagonists that know what they want. She is also looking for novels that ask important questions in a bold and imaginative way. She loves reading all genres,...Show More Summary

4 Tips For Creating Bad Boys & Villains Readers Will Love to Hate

As a romantic suspense author, I enjoy creating characters (both heroes and villains) that readers love to hate. Creating characters that verge on being anti-heroes is especially satisfying. Why? It makes for interesting reading andShow More Summary

New Literary Agent Alert: Lindsay Mealing of Emerald City Literary

She is seeking: Science fiction, fantasy, historical fiction, young adult. Lindsay is actively building her client list with Emerald City Literary Agency. The post New Literary Agent Alert: Lindsay Mealing of Emerald City Literary appeared first on WritersDigest.com.

One Day a Week, One Scene at a Time

I’ve read that ideally a writer should write each day during a designated period lasting a few hours, if at all possible. And that sounds about right as ideals go, and I don’t doubt that such a regular daily routine hones one’s writing skills and keeps the creative juices flowing. Show More Summary

Short Novels Sell

After spending years revising my book, MARRIED SEX,  I was convinced that its 37,000 words had split the stylistic difference between James Patterson and James Salter—that this was as novel tight as a screenplay. No adverbs. Few adjectives. Show More Summary

 Creating Picture Books As an Author/Illustrator

I have always loved the relationship between story and pictures. As a child, I would spend hours poring over picture books. In my teens I discovered the amazing world of graphic novels. At university I studied and learned the techniques of film and animation. Show More Summary

Author Interview: Lisa Lewis Tyre, author of Middle Grade Novel LAST IN A LONG LINE OF REBELS

We’re featuring another debut author on the blog today! These interview are so wonderful, because they give writers the chance to see what has worked for other authors throughout their publishing process. Lisa Lewis Tyre, author of LAST IN A LONG LINE OF REBELS (Sept. Show More Summary

New Literary Agent Alert: Christina Clifford of Union Literary

She is seeking: She specializes in literary fiction, and wants to continue building a narrative nonfiction list in the genres of historical biography, memoir, business, and science. The post New Literary Agent Alert: Christina Clifford of Union Literary appeared first on WritersDigest.com.

Where Our Magic Lives: An Introduction to Magical Realism

So what is magical realism? Right after “What made you tell a story about mermaids and winged tightrope walkers?” this is probably the book question I get asked most. And understandably so. Category classifications are hard enough, and magical realism defies labeling. Show More Summary

7 Things I’ve Learned so Far, by Adam Blockton

This is a recurring column I’m calling “7 Things I’ve Learned So Far,” where writers (this installment written by Adam Blockton, co-author of TIME SAILORS OF PIZZOLUNGO) at any stage of their career can talk about writing advice andShow More Summary

How I Got My Literary Agent: James Sie

James Sie, debut author of STILL LIFE LAS VEGAS (Aug. 2015, St. Martin's Press), shares how he used various resources to guide him in his path to an agent. The post How I Got My Literary Agent: James Sie appeared first on WritersDigest.com.

3 Things I Learned About Writing: Analyzing Claudia Rankine’s CITIZEN: AN AMERICAN LYRIC

3. Be deliberate. “Neither you nor your friend bothers to ask who is making her feel uncomfortable” (69). The post 3 Things I Learned About Writing: Analyzing Claudia Rankine’s CITIZEN: AN AMERICAN LYRIC appeared first on WritersDigest.com.

New Literary Agent Alert: Albert Lee of Zachary Shuster Harmsworth

Actively Seeking: interested primarily in nonfiction—especially narrative journalism, current affairs, pop culture, music, business and technology—as well as titles with strong book-to-film/TV potential. The post New Literary Agent Alert: Albert Lee of Zachary Shuster Harmsworth appeared first on WritersDigest.com.

How I Got My Literary Agent: Andrew Roe

Debut author Andrew Roe—THE MIRACLE GIRL (April 2015, Algonquin)—shares his journey to finding an agent and publishing his novel. The post How I Got My Literary Agent: Andrew Roe appeared first on WritersDigest.com.

5 “Teen” Books I Wished I’d Written As a Teen

Ahem. This was me as a teen. Annnnnnd this is me as an old-ish person. (I work with teens now at my day job.) Other than the loss of that sexy perm-style and an addition of a few many years of life, I’m actually not sure much has changed. Show More Summary

New Literary Agent Alert: Kelly Peterson of Corvisiero Literary

She is seeking: Middle Grade: Fantasy, Paranormal, Sci-fi. Young Adult: Fantasy (all sub genres of fantasy accepted), Steampunk, Sci-Fi, Paranormal, Historical (19th century and earlier with strong heroines), Dystopian (hold the cyborgs,...Show More Summary

Author Interview: Lochlan Bloom, Author of Literary Fiction Novel THE WAVE

Lochlan Bloom, debut author of THE WAVE (Jan. 2016, Dead Ink) shares his path to publishing and how his novel developed over time. The post Author Interview: Lochlan Bloom, Author of Literary Fiction Novel THE WAVE appeared first on WritersDigest.com.

6 Hard Truths Every Writer Should Accept

From a person who never dreamed of writing a book to published author, I’ve learned some things along the way. There are a few hard truths I feel every writer should accept. The sooner you accept them, the sooner you’ll stop obsessing about them and the sooner you can do the work to get yourself published. Show More Summary

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