- The 7 Tools of Dialogue — James Scott Bell at Writer’s Digest gives us 7 tools for writing good dialog.
- Best Way to Publish — Jeremy Greenfield talks about a team approach to self-publishing.
- Why Books Stink — Michael Levin tells us why “virtually every new work of fiction and nonfiction hitting the market today is a piece of garbage.”
- Author Earnings Latest — Hugh Howey’s latest author earnings report
- Apple, Amazon and the uncertain future of the book startup — Laura Hazard Owen discusses the uncertain future of the book based innovation.
- Literary Agent Q&A: Denise Bukowski, Canada — An ongoing series of Q&As with literary agents. Denise Bukowski of the Bukowski Agency in Toronto, talks about international rights opportunities and engaged authors.
- Facebook Ads: Should Indie Authors Buy Them? — Frances Caballo explains the recent changes to your Facebook news feed and what strategies you should use to gain the biggest impact for your Facebook ads.
- Being an Author vs. Running a Business as an Author — Jane Friedman writes about the important shifts that occur when you begin treating your writing as your business.
- Be a Better Blogger By Being an ACE — Matthew Eaton guest posts on Daily Blog Tips and teaches about his ACE acronym for being a better blogger.
- 5 Reliable Ways to Use Content as a Referral Tool — John Jantsch talks about five ways you can use content to forge strong referral relationships.
- Be gone, Blogger’s Block! — Megan Kaplan talks about how to break through writer’s block with your blog.
- What Jiro Dreams of Sushi means for writers — Nathan Bransford’s thoughts on the Jiro Dreams of Sushi documentary.
- Every Writer Needs a Cartel — Joe Bunting destroys the stereotype of the reclusive, pale, contemplative author.
- How To Increase Piracy — David Gaughran tells us how (and why) to increase piracy on your creation.
- Why Aren’t Teens Reading Like They Used To? — NPR story on why teens don’t read the way they used to.
- What Makes Writing Groups Work: Online Exclusive — In this Writer’s Digest online exclusive, seven groups from around the U.S. share the keys to forming a successful, tight-knit writing clan.
- Is Positivity a Word? — Maeve Maddox answers if “positivity” is a real word or she would all be talking about our “positiveness.”
- Photoplays and archetypes — Notes from the Scriptnotes podcast: Craig and John look at a 1912 screenwriting book, Levinson’s beef with the WGA, and the Periodic Table of Storytelling