If you want to write realistic dialogue, resist the temptation to follow a very logical “call and response” structure.
Journalist and consultant Porter Anderson explains the new SELF-e program from Library Journal for getting self-published ebooks into American libraries.
Author and former literary agent Nathan Bransford discusses (among other things) the ongoing emphasis on author platform, publisher and author marketing responsibilities, and in what way being a literary agent influenced his writing.
Chris Kenneally and I discuss the growing field of so-called “hybrid” publishers, and how authors can smartly evaluate them.
Writing groups can cause fatal frustration, deep self-doubt, and sometimes years of wasted effort. Learn the most common dangers of writing groups, and find out how to improve your group to give you more of what you need—and less of what you don’t.
You’ll find common myths and misconceptions about guns in thrillers, mysteries, and crime fiction. These tropes are easy to trip over, so avoiding them will help your credibility.
Here are 10 questions to ask before you choose a Wordpress theme for your site.
Author and writing coach Hannah R. Goodman shares her experiences in self-publishing and marketing YA fiction.
Wondering how to sell your screenplay? Learn the most common paths to production for a first-time screenwriter.
This summer, I’m proud to be speaking at one of the academies at the World Domination Summit in Portland, Oregon. My academy is a 3-hour session on how to get your book published, in partnership with literary agent David Fugate. Attendees of the World Domination Summit can register for $29, but non-attendees can also join us […]
Author Carol Bodensteiner answers the seven questions she gets most about working with Amazon Publishing.
Brooke McIntyre of Inked Voices explains what to look for in a critique group and how to find the best writing critique group for you.
Everything you need to know to start sending an effective email newsletter.
Jane discusses building a digital presence, querying 15 years ago vs. now, agents vs. self-publishing, crowdfunding, and the future of publishing.
Blogger Tania Strauss of NY Book Editors discusses whether you should outline your novel before beginning to write.
Editor Jim Thomsen discusses freelance editing, story craft, favorite authors, and his own authorial aspirations.
Blogger and author Nina Amir explains how to turn your blog content into books and other information products.
The personal essay can provide an artful account of earned insight often more useful than years of therapeutic work.
More than 90% of young people say they want to write a book some day. So why does that inspire such cynicism among adults?
Thriller author Todd Moss describes his own marketing efforts and the marketing efforts of his Big Five publisher, Putnam, for his book The Golden Hour.