Writer’s Digest Magazine February 2016 Online Exclusives

Check out all of the online exclusives from the February 2016 issue below.

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7 Tips for Writing About Other Cultures

I don’t make any claim to be an expert in diversity. I am a white American woman, and despite the fact that I’ve lived in Japan for the past six years, I’m still often blinded by my own privilege. But it doesn’t take an expert to notice that protagonists on the pale end of...

Drew Daywalt: Bonus Interview Outtakes

Whether compelling children to squeal with laughter or pushing moviegoers to the brink of terror, Drew Daywalt’s work is driven by an abiding desire to entertain. In fact, he considers comedy and horror to be two equations with the same variables—it’s just that one of the two takes an abrupt turn to provoke giggles...

The Persistence of the Author Brand

There was a time, in the pulp-era of publishing, when authors put out a new book on a monthly basis. Many of these books were written under “house names” that belonged to the publisher and very often multiple writers contributed to the brand. Perhaps the best example of this is The Shadow, by Maxwell Grant. “Grant”...