How to Define Your Target Audience for Writers

Whether you’re trying to sell food or books, there are few skills more important than knowing how to define your target audience. It’s equally important for fiction and nonfiction–and even poetry, for that matter. In this post, I’m going to … More »

How to Write a Query Hook Successfully

Fair or not, there may be no better sales tool for writers than a successfully written query letter. And there’s no more important skill to writing successful queries than learning how to write a query hook. Some writers do such … More »

3 More Literary Agents: Market Spotlight

A few weeks ago, I launched this Market Spotlight feature on the WritersMarket.com blog. Every Monday, I plan on spotlighting a certain segment of the market that we list in the Writer’s Market books and on WritersMarket.com. Since we have … More »

Memoir Book Publishers: Market Spotlight

Recently, I launched this new Market Spotlight feature on the WritersMarket.com blog. Every Monday (sometimes Tuesday), I plan on spotlighting a certain segment of the market that we list in the Writer’s Market books and on WritersMarket.com. Since we have … More »

Health & Fitness Magazines: Market Spotlight

Recently, I launched this new Market Spotlight feature on the WritersMarket.com blog. The plan was to do them every Monday, but then, I made a last minute escape to the Appalachian mountains to view the eclipse last night. We’ll get … More »

Make Your Writing Submission Exceptional

Query letter, cover letter, book proposal, synopsis, outline, marketing plan, etc. What do all these things have in common? They’re all writing submission materials that may help or hinder your chances of getting published–frequently without an agent or editor even … More »