Brian Klems’ The Writer’s Dig

Brian A. Klems is a published author and the online editor of His blog, which covers everything writing—from grammar rules to publishing—is one of the most popular in the writing community. Follow him on Twitter @BrianKlems.


What Makes NaNoWriMo Work

When discipline and caffeine aren’t enough to fuel you to the finish line, the writing community might just carry you the rest of the way. Before you decide to run a write-a-thon alone, read this.


8 Rules of Writing Historical Fiction Research

After researching and writing my novel Orphan #8—which was published by William Morrow in 2015 and is the August Target Club Pick and an Indie Next Great Read—I put together this list of eight rules for historical fiction research. For each I’ll give you an example of how I applied that rule of research...


Bestselling Author Shannon Hale Talks About the True Heroes Project

BY HANNAH HANEY Some of the biggest names in middle-grade publishing have banded together to write a collection of modern-day fairytales based on the lives of real children: Children that have cancer and very big dreams. True Heroes: A Treasury of Modern-Day Fairy Tales was written by bestselling authors Shannon Hale, Brandon Mull, Jonathan...