Writers on Writing

Writers on Writing is a weekly web series collaborative by members of the DIW team created to give you confidence in your career as a writer, through the writing process in its entirety. The four part series can be read on our Tumblr Blog, as well as viewed on our YouTube page and downloaded on iTunes. Below, you will find the complete table of contents, updated as each post is created. Each section has between 5 and 10 weekly posts. Follow our Tumblr Blog to partake in weekly discussions and to share your input for following posts in the series. If you have questions you’d like answered, feel free to ask and we may cover it in our next post!

Part One: The Prequel – Before You Begin Writing

  • Brainstorming and Ideas – Blog Post  //  Podcast  //  Youtube
  • Note Taking and Outlining – Blog Post // Podcast // Youtube
  • Organization – Blog Post
  • Preperation: Prompts, Games, & More! – Blog Post
  • When and Where to Write – Blog Post

Part Two: The Novel – The Writing Process

Part Three: The Sequel – Editing

  • Websites and Apps
  • Organization – Blog Post
  • Editors and Beta Readers – Blog Post
  • Drafts
  • Slow Down Those Scenes!
  • How Many Edits?
  • Still Taking Notes!

Part Four: The Series – Publishing & Marketing

  • Self Publishing vs Traditional vs Small Press
  • Agents
  • Query Letters
  • Manuscript Formatting
  • Organization… One Last Time!
  • Contracts and Clauses and Red Flags, Oh My!
  • Marketing and Advertising
  • Social Media
  • Book Signings, Tours, and Giveaways

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