In this interview, Bonnie Neubauer, author of The Write-Brain Workbook discusses her own creativity practices and goals, her favorite means of gathering writing prompts, and myths about creativity.
A few lessons I’ve learned after more than a full year of full-time freelancing
Debut author Nadine Darling discusses her revision and query process, blogging, writing with children in the house, and more.
3 ways to avoid long-term pain and suffering if you’re preparing to launch your first author website.
As publishing becomes increasingly digital-driven, how are the business models for authorship changing?
Writers may desire advice on how to better balance their writing lives and be productive, but few prescriptives are one size fits all.
Accessing the library market remains difficult for self-publishing authors, especially those with limited visibility. Here’s what authors need to understand before spending time and energy on library distribution.
Author and editor Chuck Sambuchino discusses promoting books, the talent writers need, and good writing advice.
Author Lisa Lenard-Cook explains when and how to use time shifts to heighten the emotional impact of your story.
Eddie Wright discusses artistic collaboration, why he adapted his novella into a graphic novel, marketing straight fiction vs. marketing comics, and more.
The visionary independent publisher discusses how to make money from writing, why books are not culture, and why it isn’t Amazon’s fault.
How do you build an online platform when you don’t have advice or ready-to-go insights (and don’t like offering either)?
Bo Sacks, a magazine industry vet, talks about technology, optimism, and what it’s like to put out a daily newsletter for 20 years.
How to write a strong novel synopsis, while avoiding the most common mistakes.
Take a look at 5 charts that reflect current trends in the book publishing industry, and what they mean for authors.
Read my feature article for Writer’s Digest magazine that explores the intersection of literary agents and self-publishing
Poet and memoirist Benjamin Vogt discusses his own personal journey to learn his family’s history.
Allyson Rudolph discusses some of her favorite experimental fiction, the day-to-day life of an associate editor at a publishing house, common problems she sees in fiction and nonfiction, her commitment to increased diversity in media and the arts, and more.
Martha Alderson and Jordan Rosenfeld explain how to craft a compelling scene and when it’s okay to use summary.
Editor Jessi Rita Hoffman warns against the use of “stammer verbs,” words that cause an unnecessary halt in the scene.