Off the Page: author interview series

Writing Tips & Insights from Author Nic Stone

When we last spoke to Nic Stone, her poignant and timely debut novel, Dear Martin was newly launched. Mentored by Jodi Picoult, Stone shares what she's learned along the path to best-selling novelist, as well as her best writing tips.

Interview: Jessica Strawser Discusses the Journey from Editor to Author, and Her New Book ‘Not That I Could Tell’

In her nearly 10-year tenure as the former editor-in-chief and editorial director (and now editor-at-large) of Writer’s Digest, Jessica Strawser has interviewed hundreds of globally recognized authors, learning what she needed to write her 2017 debut novel, Almost Missed You. Now we turn the mic around to talk to Jessica about her...

10 Great Mistakes with Story by John Truby

Hi Writers,As promised, in follow up to yesterday’s online-exclusive interview with Hollywood script doctor John Truby, here are 10 Great Mistakes writers make with story: Great Mistake 1: The story idea isn’t original.Great Mistake 2: Writers often use the wrong genre to develop the idea, or they impose the pre-determined genre...