The Scribophile Writing Blog
by Jerry Jenkins • 0 comments
Literary agents and publishers reject more unsolicited manuscripts today than ever—up to 99%. They are so overwhelmed with submissions that most no longer even acknowledge receipt, and their guideline...
Confession: I am a writing resource junkie. Ever since co-authoring The Emotion Thesaurus I became obsessed with finding tools—unusual, unique tools—to help writers on their journey. And, if I couldn’...
by Alex Cabal • 14 comments
David Meikle answers Scribophile members' questions about his career as a ghostwriter.
A few days ago ghostwriter David Meikle, author of Reunited in the Desert, The Last Gangster: My Final Confession, and other books, offered to sit down with Scribophile members and hold a Q and A s...
by Alex Cabal • 22 comments
Read on for winners and feedback from David Corbett!
Announcing the Winners of the Character-Driven Tale Contest It's been a marathon few weeks for our intrepid contest judge, David Corbett. This has been one of our biggest contests yet, and as a result...
by Alex Cabal • 26 comments
David Corbett sits down with Scribophile members to answer their questions about writing and publishing.
Last week author David Corbett graciously offered to answer the top writing and publishing questions the Scribophile community had for him. We've got his responses ready for you—there's tons of great...
by Alex Cabal • 3 comments
A chat with Penguin US author and long-time Scribophile member Genevieve Graham.
Joining us today for an author interview is long-time Scribophile member Genevieve Graham. Genevieve is a three-time published author with Penguin US. Her novels Under the Same Sky and Sound of the He...
by Alex Cabal • 23 comments
Tips for freelance writers from someone who's looking to hire.
This week I've been looking for new writers to contribute to our blog. This process always fills me with dread, because every time I do it, I get--without exaggeration--hundreds of applicants in my i...
by Alex Cabal • 4 comments
We'll be back...
Hi folks! With Nina's recent departure, Laura's hand injury (get better soon!), and Justin's personal leave, we have exactly zero writers contributing to the blog right now. With that in mind, I thi...
by Nina Munteanu • 19 comments
Cultivating gratitude in all aspects of your life can empower you and provide you with a healthy joyful and successful life. This is nowhere more important than in your writing. Gratitude and an attitude of impeccable intent will ensure a successful writing career.
That’s the simple answer. Give thanks and remain impeccable. In her book The Magic, Rhonda Byrne shares how cultivating gratitude in all aspects of your life can empower you and provide you with a he...
by Laura Preble • 8 comments
What a piece of work is a hand! And beware rabid office equipment!
I’ve been out of commission for a couple of weeks, column-wise, because I was hospitalized. Why? A staple. That’s right. I was felled by one of those run-of-the-mill Swingline staplers, the ones...
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