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Blog Post Archive

10 Tips on Landing an Agent at a Writers’ Conference

When I was ready to seek representation, I chose not to approach agents in the usual way—by email query—even though most agents prefer that method. I wanted to get a face-to-face impression of my future agent’s personality and communication style, so I decided to attend writers’ conferences. Show More Summary

5 Tips for Overcoming Writer’s Block

Here are five common causes of writer's block and the solutions to get you out of them. The post 5 Tips for Overcoming Writer’s Block appeared first on WritersDigest.com.

Letter to the Author

Have the main character in your novel (or short story) write a letter to you. What would they say? Have them write whatever you want. The post Letter to the Author appeared first on WritersDigest.com.

How To Write When You’re A Parent

If you're a parent (or a writer with outside responsibilities), you'll need to find a way to write in an always-changing, consistently disruptive environment. Here's how to do that and reach your writing goals. The post How To Write When You’re A Parent appeared first on WritersDigest.com.

Mapping the Journey: Christopher Paolini Shares Early Map Drafts

f Christopher Paolini’s novel-framing maps from the March/April issue have you wanting to chart your own story, you’re in luck. Gain more insight into the process with a special look at Paolini’s early drafts. The post Mapping the Journey: Christopher Paolini Shares Early Map Drafts appeared first on WritersDigest.com.

Extended Q&A with WD’s Self-Published Book Awards Winner

American Boys, by Louise Esola, is the grand-prize winning book in the 23rd Annual Writer’s Digest Self-Published Book Awards. It bested nearly 5,500 entries across nine categories to take home a prize package that includes $8,000 and a trip to the Writer’s Digest Annual Conference in New York City. Show More Summary

23rd Annual Writer’s Digest Self-Published Book Awards

Writer’s Digest would like to congratulate the 46 winners of the 23rd Annual Self-Published Book Awards. For full coverage of the awards, check out the March/April 2016 issue of Writer’s Digest. Click here for an extended Q&A with the grand-prize winner Louise Esola. Show More Summary

Even True Stories Must End

In “Goodbye to All That,” (from the March/April issue of Writer's Digest), The Deep End of the Ocean author Jacquelyn Mitchard looks closely at how we can arrive at the best possible endings for our fictional stories. In this bonus online...Show More Summary

Michael Dylan Welch: Poet Interview

Please welcome Michael Dylan Welch to the Poetic Asides blog. He’s been here a few times before–as a guest judge and to share advice on writing haiku. This month (the shortest month of the year), he’s busy running National Haiku Writing Month. Show More Summary

Writing, Revising, and Querying Your Picture Book Manuscript Live Webinar By Maria Vicente

In this live 90-minute webinar literary agent Maria Vicente provides you with information that will help take you from concept to first draft, and from final manuscript to pitching. Plus, she will critique your book! The post Writing, Revising, and Querying Your Picture Book Manuscript Live Webinar By Maria Vicente appeared first on WritersDigest.com.

How the 2015 October Platform Challenge Changed My Platform

The next few Fridays will feature guest posts on the There Are No Rules blog. If you’d like to join the party, pitch a guest blog post idea to robert.brewer@fwcommunity.com with the subject line: Guest Post Idea for No Rules. Simple as that, and we’ll get working on it together. Show More Summary

Draft Dodging-About That First Draft

Hemingway said it best: “The first draft of anything is shit.” As writers, we know first drafts are unfit for human consumption. But if we’re honest, that’s how we feel about other writers’ first drafts. We may have doubts about ourShow More Summary

Killing Clichés

Write 10 sentences using a different cliché in each. Now, rewrite the sentence to eliminate the cliché and find a more clever and creative way to convey its meaning. The post Killing Clichés appeared first on WritersDigest.com.

Bring Diversity to Publishing—and to Your Bookshelf

We invited professor, award-winning author and National Black Writers Conference co-founder Elizabeth Nunez to contribute to the conversation on diversity in publishing. Here's what she had to say. The post Bring Diversity to Publishing—and to Your Bookshelf appeared first on WritersDigest.com.

Tricubes: Poetic Forms

Two poetic forms in the same month! It’s been a while since we’ve done that. Though with today’s form, it’s a shame we aren’t doing three. Unlike interlocking rubaiyat, the tricube is a newer form and relatively unknown. Plus, it’s fun and easy to learn. Show More Summary

Get Your First 10 Pages Critiqued by an Agent — Next Agent One-on-One Boot Camp Starts February 18, 2016

Get your first 10 pages critiqued by a literary agent. The next "Your First 10 Pages" Literary Agent One-on-One Boot Camp starts February 18, 2016, if seats don't sell out beforehand. It’s taught by the agents at Talcott Notch Literary, and is our most popular agent boot camp. Show More Summary

The New Way to Write Your Life Story: The 10 Themes of Legacy Writing

If you have ever written a high school term essay, you can write your life story. Here are the 10 core legacy themes to help you accomplish it. The post The New Way to Write Your Life Story: The 10 Themes of Legacy Writing appeared first on WritersDigest.com.

How to Write Better Using Humor

A man walks into a bookstore. “Where’s the self-help section?” he asks the clerk. She shrugs and replies, “If I tell you, won’t that defeat the purpose?” —Anonymous Humor is an integral part of our everyday interactions, whether we’re...Show More Summary

5 Strategies for Completing a Novel First Draft: Confessions of a Pantser

The next few Fridays will feature guest posts on the There Are No Rules blog. If you’d like to join the party, pitch a guest blog post idea to robert.brewer@fwcommunity.com with the subject line: Guest Post Idea for No Rules. Simple as that, and we’ll get working on it together. Show More Summary

A Writer’s Guide to Defamation and Invasion of Privacy

Chances are, you’re not the only character in your book. Here’s what every memoir writer needs to know about invasion of privacy, defamation and the law. The post A Writer’s Guide to Defamation and Invasion of Privacy appeared first on WritersDigest.com.

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