Ask the Expert: A Q&A with Richard Thomas

Have you ever wanted to pick the brain of a published author? What about a successful editor? Do you wish you could stop by the office hours of your favorite teacher, but you don’t go to that university? Are there publishers you wish would share with you their tips and tricks? What if all four of those people were one person—Bram Stoker, Shirley Jackson, and Thriller Award finalist author, editor, teacher, and publisher Richard Thomas.

This event is a Q&A and “Ask Me Anything” where you can ask Richard your questions about writing, editing, teaching, and publishing. Tips and tricks, dos and don’ts, industry secrets, you name it. If you like, you can even dial up one of your stories that is giving you trouble and ask specific questions about what might be wrong with it and how to fix it! We will be focusing particularly on speculative fiction, but general questions about writing and publishing are welcome as well.

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2nd Annual Historical Fiction Virtual Conference

Writer’s Digest University is pleased to present a one-of-a-kind online event for historical fiction writers! On December 8, 9, and 10, our WDU 2nd Annual Historical Fiction Virtual Conference will provide expert insights from SEVEN award-winning and bestselling authors on the finer points of how to write within the historical fiction genre.

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Announcing the 2024 Writer’s Yearbook

Writer’s Digest

The 2024 Writer’s Yearbook, presented by Writer’s Digest, is a comprehensive, all-in-one resource for writers who need a boost to finish the year on a strong note or start planning their new years’ writing goals. Featuring the top websites and markets for writers, plus articles on freelancing, creativity, writing book-length works, and attracting an agent, this special publication has something for any writer looking to get their work published.

Order a print copy of this special issue from the Writer’s Digest Shop

Taking Your Story to BookTok: TikTok for Writers

TikTok represents a powerful tool for reaching a broad range of potential readers who do not discover books through traditional channels and seek a deeper relationship with the authors they choose. The #BookTok community has generated 136.1 billion (with a b!) views connected to that hashtag alone. This voracious group of readers and writers is inexhaustibly in search of videos about books and about the craft of writing.

In this live webinar, discover how to unlock the power of the platform for authors and writers, best practices for developing and posting content, how to connect with readers, how to monetize organically, and more.

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