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Writing While Female or Black or Gay: Diverse Voices in Publishing

by Laine Cunningham & Angel Leya

A provocative and polarizing—yet often deadly funny—look behind the scenes of the publishing industry.

God forbid you be female, black, gay, or any other version of “not a straight white guy” and pick...


Writing Memoir: The Practical Guide to Writing and Publishing the Story of Your Life

by Jerry Payne

Done properly, memoir is more than just a recitation of facts about a person’s life. It’s a journey, connecting writer and reader in that shared space where we all experience what it means to be human. In...


The Magic Words: Writing Great Books for Children and Young Adults

by Cheryl Klein

This master class in writing children’s and young adult novels will teach you everything you need to know to write and publish a great book. The best children’s and young adult novels take readers on wonderful...


Memoir Your Way: Tell Your Story through Writing, Recipes, Quilts, Graphic Novels, and More

by The Memoir Roundtable

A new approach to family and personal memoirs that includes many creative formats.

Memoir Your Way inspires family storykeepers to create a memoir using a craft you already know or are inspired to learn to create...


How to be an author: Vol. 1 Writing Your Writing

by Kaye Bewley

Here's a chapter by chapter breakdown:

Chapter 1 Typing Your First Lines:

Chapter 2 Fact & Fiction:

Chapter 3 Digging Up The Archives:

Chapter 4 Dreaming & Scheming:

Chapter 5 Beginnings, Middles & Endings:

...


Power Down: How (and Why) to Begin Reworking Your Novel Away from the Computer

by Kathleen Mccleary

When you're ready to revise your novel, move away from the computer screen and take a hands-on approach. In "Power Down," Kathleen McCleary offers techniques, tools, and tips for revising away from the computer....


Battling Doubt: How to Push Beyond Your Final Barriers and Finish Your Book

by John Vorhaus

If you're nearly finished with your novel, you may be staring down one of the writer's toughest foes: doubt. In "Battling Doubt," John Vorhaus shares his candid advice on assessing whether your book is ready...


Plot It, or Pants It?: How to Decide If Pantsing Is the Right Approach for Your Novel

by Ray Rhamey

Should you "pants" your next novel? In the exclusive e-book "Plot It, or Pants It?" Ray Rhamey advises on the pros and cons of tossing the outline and writing by the seat of your pants. You'll get perspectives...


Leveling Up: How to Harness Revision to Make the Good Even Better

by Heather Webb

Revision isn't just a hoop you need to jump through on your way to publishing success--it's a vital and powerful tool you can harness to make your already-good first draft even better. In "Leveling Up," Heather...


Driven to Digital Distraction: Why You Need to Deal with the Publishing Business

by Porter Anderson

"Publishing has now entered a state of continual change. That won't change." So says journalist and industry expert Porter Anderson in "Driven to Digital Distraction." In this exclusive e-book, you'll learn...


The Kite and the String: How to Write with Spontaneity and Control--and Live to Tell the Tale

by Alice Mattison

A targeted and insightful guide to the stages of writing fiction and memoir without falling into common traps, while wisely navigating the writing life, from an award-winning author and longtime teacher

“A...


How to Become a Published Author: Idea to Publication

by Mark Shaw

Written by a published author for aspiring authors, How to Become a Published Author: Idea to Publication provides practical advice for every writer who dreams of becoming published. Guaranteed to inspire, this...


Fierce on The Page: Become the Writer You Were Meant to Be and Succeed on Your Own Terms

by Sage Cohen

Produce your best work. Live your best life. Make your greatest impact.

You have everything you need--and you are everything you need--to do the writing you are meant to do. And yet the path to success can be...


Get Published in Literary Magazines: The Indispensable Guide to Preparing, Submitting and Writing Better

by Allison K Williams & Jay Ashworth

Getting published isn't a lottery or a slim chance—it’s the result of a thoughtful, deliberate submissions process. Learn how to identify your publication goals, judge your own level and find journals that...


Story Genius: How to Use Brain Science to Go Beyond Outlining and Write a Riveting Novel (Before You Waste Three Years Writing 327 Pages That Go Nowhe

by Lisa Cron

Following on the heels of Lisa Cron's breakout first book, Wired for Story, this writing guide reveals how to use cognitive storytelling strategies to build a scene-by-scene blueprint for a riveting story.

It’s...


DIY MFA: Write with Focus, Read with Purpose, Build Your Community

by Gabriela Pereira & Jacquelyn Mitchard

Get the Knowledge Without the College!

You are a writer. You dream of sharing your words with the world, and you're willing to put in the hard work to achieve success. You may have even considered earning your...


Crafting Dynamic Dialogue: The Complete Guide to Speaking, Conversing, Arguing, and Thinking in Fiction

by Writer's Digest Editors & Cheryl St. John

Write authentic dialogue that invigorates your story!

Exceptional dialogue isn't just important when writing fiction--it's essential. In order to impress an agent or editor and keep readers turning pages, you...


College Essay Essentials: A Step-by-Step Guide to Writing a Successful College Admissions Essay

by Ethan Sawyer

Writing an amazing college admission essay is easier than you think!

So you're a high school senior given the task of writing a 650-word personal statement for your college application. Do you tell the story...


Reading and Writing Cancer: How Words Heal

by Susan Gubar

An important addition to the literature of cancer by an award-winning scholar and memoirist.

Elaborating upon her “Living with Cancer” column in the New York Times, Susan Gubar helps patients, caregivers,...


Just Write: Creating Unforgettable Fiction and a Rewarding Writing Life

by James Scott Bell

Writers are given a wealth of opportunities to cultivate a successful writing life, break out, and find an audience for their work. Yet so many writers, from beginners to veterans, find their careers stuck in...