From books, socks, tech, games and knicknacks to services and videos, this guide offers a compendium of creative experiences, learning tools and gifts for writers of every genre and persuasion.
Try a fun writing-themed word search in the first installment in this series of puzzles, quizzes, brain teasers and games for writers.
Write a story or scene about two people—or other nonhuman characters, if you prefer—from very different backgrounds sharing a meal together. What do they learn about each other that they weren't expecting?
Are you stuck writing the middle of your novel? These tips from Gabriela Pereira's DIY MFA will help you add meat to those core bones of your narrative.
Write a story or a scene involving an animal that symbolizes something else. It can represent a concept, an experience, an emotion, a historical moment, or anything else you can think of.
The 7th of November is the anniversary of absurdist writer/philosopher Albert Camus' birth in 1913. Writing as yourself or through a character, discuss whether life has meaning and reason—or it's as meaningless and nonsensical (i.e., absurd) as Camus believed. Given your position, consider what, if anything, people can do to find...
We've selected some helpful novel writing tips from authors who have been interviewed in past issues of WD to assist you in getting your story on the page.
Here, to inspire your first day of cranking out 50,000 words in 30 days, we've compiled some intriguing first lines from recent novels.
Judithe Little discusses the importance and benefit of being part of a critique group.
In an industry that’s often cutthroat and always competitive, the importance of a supportive writing community can’t be over-emphasized. Knowing there are others in your corner can motivate you to carry on through those peaks and valleys. In that spirit, WD Editors share their favorite upcoming books for 2018.
You bolt awake … but you're not immediately sure what awakened you. You blearily fumble for your cell phone to check the time, but as you reach for the bedside table, you gasp—your hand passes through the oak nightstand as if it were composed of nothing but mist. After a moment,...
Stranger Things' roaring success was the result of its blend of nostalgia, unexpected storytelling elements, an immersive plot—as well as other aspects that writers can emulate in their own writing to craft compelling tales.
Dampness lingers in the midnight air. Nearby, an unidentifiable sound pricks at your nerves, repeating every few seconds. Your breath catches in your throat as a long shadow cleaves through the light spilling from a street lamp just around the corner ahead of you. You consider turning back. ... What happens...
Join Writer's Digest and Reedsy for a free writing webinar, "Finding the Right Publishing Path for Your Book," on October 24, 2017 at 2pm EDT.
The Prompt: This week's writing prompt is a little bit different than usual. Instead of telling us a fictional tale, we'd like to hear the why behind your love of writing. Share in the comments—in under 500 words—the reason behind your love of writing. Your response could appear in the February 2018...
This selection of classical tunes is the first in a series of playlists for writing, based on the recommendations of Writer's Digest social media followers.
The great Douglas Adams, author of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, apparently had a quote for every occasion.
This week's writing prompt is inspired by the 50th anniversary of the day the United Nations' Outer Space Treaty went into effect.