Tag Archives: Writer’s Digest

Enter the 2014 “Worst Storyline Ever” Contest!

The contest starts today over at our new site today and is put on by Chuck Sambuchino of Writer’s Digest. Why is he having the contest? We’ll let him tell you: To celebrate the release of the brand-new 2015 Guide to Literary Agents, … Continue reading

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Query Letter Pet Peeves – Agents Speak

By Chuck Sambuchino Ready to send your book out and contact agents? The last thing you want to do is to rush that submission out the door and hurt your book’s chances. When submitting your all-important query to agents or … Continue reading

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Help Writers In The Storm Become a “Top Blog for Writers!”

Jenny Hansen here, popping in to share some topics we’ve been buzzing about behind the scenes at Writers In The Storm. First of all, this is our 500th post. That is so unbelievable to me. Four years ago, when we started this … Continue reading

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Put Your Flabby Writing On A Diet

By Sharla Rae Too much flab on a person can cause a fatal heart attack. It’s fatal to an author’s writing too. Flabby writing is usually the result of wordiness or over writing. Both are weak and tiresome and make editors … Continue reading

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The Great Agent Search – Part 1

You finish your book. You type “The End.” You edit, you revise, and you polish.

What the heck do you do now?

First, don’t panic. This isn’t brain surgery. All you need is a couple of tools to succeed. Continue reading

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