Writing Fiction

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...

5 Things Fiction Writers Do That Annoy Readers

It's great for fiction writers to experiment with unconventional devices and writing styles, but sometimes going off the beaten path can alienate your readers. Here are five approaches that you might want to reconsider before including them in your work.