Should literary writers consider self-publishing? How it might affect their long-term careers? Two agents weigh in.
Learn about the likelihood of securing a traditional book deal after self-publishing.
On May 23, join me for a 9-city nationwide event at New Dominion Bookshop in Charlottesville, VA.
“Hybrid publishers” are services that don’t fit the definition of traditional publisher or self-publishing service. It can be hard to determine their value.
In this interview, Josip Novakovich discusses expectations vs. reality, the role of writing instruction, trends in writing, and more.
You’ve probably heard the adage that you must begin your novel with action—even if it’s not the main action of the book. While this rule is fairly well-accepted in fiction teaching circles, not everyone agrees with it.
Publishers rarely see any money in anthologies and frequently reject them. But one author was still able to find a home for her project.
Literary journals have done little to move beyond their gatekeeping function, and cling to a scarcity model that no longer works in the digital age.
What does it mean to “engage” with a community? And what’s the benefit?
As a teenager, I looked on my mother’s files with disdain and, later, with pity. How sad, I thought, to just move papers about and never really do the things you want to do. How tragic, to lock up a life in a box.
In this interview, author E. E. King (Elizabeth Eve King) explains her approaches to writing, humor, marketing, and publishing.
When we talk about plot as separate from the characters, the symbols, the locales, the dialogue, and the philosophical introspection, what we are doing is privileging events over everything else. But nothing exists in a vacuum.
If you can’t portray someone you know personally in a positive fashion, you will probably lose this friend and/or be sued for libel.
I’m teaching a 90-minute class on how to be a more effective in your online writing, and how to grow your audience and traffic over the long term.
A step-by-step guide to finding literary agents, plus how to select the right agent for you and your work.
Consider the story or message you wish to share, rather than focusing on the container.
More writing does not necessarily equal better-quality writing, nor does faster writing lead to faster achievement of your goals.
In this interview, author Carol Hoenig explains what makes an author attractive to the media.
My website (JaneFriedman.com) has been named a 101 Best Website for Writers by Writer’s Digest.
Should you self-publish or traditionally publish? This infographic will help you determine the best choice for you and your project.