Author Archives: Brian A. Klems

NaNoWriMo Giveaway (Day 23): Subplot Tracker

In honor of National Novel Writing Month, I’m going to be offering free content each weekday in November to help all NaNoWriMo participants (and, really, anyone who is working on a novel). Here is today’s giveaway: A handy subplot tracker from by Joseph Bates will help to organize your thoughts.

NaNoWriMo Giveaway (Day 22): Starting Your Novel Right

In honor of National Novel Writing Month, I’m going to be offering free content each weekday in November to help all NaNoWriMo participants (and, really, anyone who is working on a novel). Here is today’s giveaway: A checklist to review those first few pages of your manuscript to see if what you’re writing quickly...

NaNoWriMo Giveaway (Day 21): The Hero/Heroine Quiz

In honor of National Novel Writing Month, I’m going to be offering free content each weekday in November to help all NaNoWriMo participants (and, really, anyone who is working on a novel). Here is today’s giveaway: Two quizzes to help you find out which archetype your character most closely resembles.

The Winner of the Shortest Short Story Contest (#SSStory)

First off, thanks to everyone who participated in our inaugural Shortest Short Story Contest (#SSStory). I was blown away by the participation (more than 1,100 tweets and comments) and am grateful that you enjoyed it as much as I did. With the help of WD Books editor James Duncan, we whittled it down—which was...

Happy Halloween From Writer’s Digest (Dancing Kurt Vonnegut?)

Today was our annual Halloween costume and decoration competition, and the Writer's Digest team once again put on a good showing. Our theme was "Dead Writer's Society" and, as you can see, we all "morphed" into some of the greatest literary writers who now haunt the world as ghosts (friendly ghosts, I'm sure). Guess...