Agent Paula Munier explains how to imbue your writing with narrative thrust to keep your readers turning the pages.
Writers Tee Morris and Pip Ballantine explain all the ways authors can use Instagram to build their readership.
Heather Hale discusses the top five mistakes screenwriters make, the usefulness of online script databases, and how to approach a first screenwriting contract.
Editor and writing coach Rebecca Faith Heyman discusses three ways you might be sabotaging your prospects with an agent (and how to improve your chances).
Author and editor Rachel Starr Thomson explains how to use descriptive detail to illuminate character and move plot forward.
Writer and editor Zachary Petit discusses breaking into the freelance market with big-name publications.
Writer Joseph Bates explains all the point-of-view options for your novel and how to choose the best point of view for your narrative.
Author Ed Cyzewski offers insight into building authentic, sustainable practices in book marketing and promotion.
Author and TV industry vet Greg White offers insight on how to write for television if you’re a beginner.
David Corbett discusses the decline in our country’s writing skills, his personal approach to marketing, writing to the market vs. to the passion, and more.
Fiction writer Douglas W. Millikin offers an honest and insightful essay about the biggest myths writers face about their profession.
Freelance writer Leslie Truex offers tips on writing for content mills, websites, and information portals.
About the only thing that remains constant in e-book publishing is that it changes—everything from the services to marketing strategies. Here, I’ve attempted to round-up all the good resources I know of related to (1) learning to publish an e-book, (2) finding the right e-publishing services, and (3) staying on top of changes in the industry. […]
Larry Brooks discusses how to create a concept for your novel that will compel readers (and agents and publishers) to read more.
I am thrilled to announce that my 24-lecture series on how to publish your book is now available from The Great Courses.
Are literary journals justified in charging reading fees?
Editor and writing coach Susan Reynolds explains some of the common causes of writer’s block and offers some techniques for beating it.
Publicist Dana Kaye discusses why not to pretend to be a publicist, the question of gender bias in publishing and publicity, marketing mistakes and misconceptions, and more.
In today’s guest post, author Maggie Kast (@tweenworlds) discusses the role research plays in the development and evolution of a historical novel.
In a free one-hour class, New York Times bestselling author Jerry B. Jenkins will reveal the common plot mistakes he sees writers make, as well as his own personal storytelling tips—solutions that changed everything for him once he discovered them.