Skip to Content

Welcome to WritersServices website - 9764 items



Whats new: 3 June 2024 - What's new 3 June 2024
  • 'How do you become a writer? Answer: you write. It's amazing how much resentment and disgust and evasion this answer can arouse. Even among writers, believe me. It is one of those Horrible Truths one would rather not face. The most frequent evasive tactic is for the would-be writer to say...

"Every family has a child who was born to remember the family stories, and I was that child."

At the US Book Show the energy was palpable; panels were sharper, more diverse, more geared to practical applications; and speakers were good, with costs, discoverability and AI under discussion.

A missile strike at a Ukrainian printer Factor-Druk has led to the deaths of seven employees, 22 people being injured, and the halting of all work at "one of the largest industrial printing facilities in eastern Europe".

The annual "What Kids Are Reading Report" has shown a drop of 4.4% in the number of books being read by children with "reading decline particularly acute in secondary schools".

For decades, the Romance Writers of America (RWA) served as a champion for the mostly female authors of one of the country's most popular - and denigrated - genres of fiction.

Caleb Carr, the scarred and gifted son of founding Beat Lucien Carr who endured a traumatizing childhood and became a bestselling novelist, accomplished military historian and late-life memoirist of his devoted cat, Masha, has died at 68.

Why are some authors and books iconic? Why do other authors and books tank? It's tempting to say that William Shakespeare is uniquely talented, and so is Stephen King. But, of course, there are plenty of amazing writers out there that you haven't heard of them.

Three years ago, Erin Decker was a middle school librarian in Kissimmee, Florida, increasingly frustrated by the state's book bans and worried that she couldn't make a difference remaining in her job.

So, she and fellow librarian Tania Galiñanes thought of a way to fight back.


The bestselling author discusses his newest book, featuring sports agent turned lawyer, Myron Bolitar.

Around the world, it's common for fiction writers to moonlight as translators. Even in places where there's a robust network of governmental support for writers, translation work provides, at least in theory, a welcome injection of income. Since it's difficult to make a living writing novels or...

For first-time writers, it's harder than ever to break out. That poses an existential crisis for publishing-and disturbing limits on your access to exciting new voices.

Join WriterServices...

Welcome to the WritersServices website.

As well as our 20 services for writers, we offer more than 9,000 pages of information and advice about getting published. Whether it's preparing for publication, finding a publisher or agent, or self-publishing, just click on the links in the top nav and then in the drop-down boxes to dig down into the site and find what you want. The lefthand links provide another route into the site.

Help for writers and Advice for writers provide summaries of what's on the site. What's New is our weekly update.

To receive our fortnightly newsletter, which has links to writers' news stories from across the world, updates about the book business, comment from writers and articles about writing, please sign up here.  Do try it, you can unsubscribe at any time.

If you register with us you will be able to enjoy the site even more - for example

  • see at a glance which items are new or updated since you last visited us;
  • create your own bookmarks to useful pages on the site;