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One of my favorite parts of my job as editor of Writer’s Digest is overseeing our WD Interview cover stories in every issue—deciding who to feature, making sure we’re hosting a conversation that covers ground our readers won’t find elsewhere, and quite often even conducting the interviews and crafting the profiles myself....
I had a dear friend who had a gift for telling stories about her day. She’d launch into one, and suddenly everyone around her would hush up and lean in, knowing that whatever followed would be pure entertainment. A story of encountering a deer on the highway would involve interludes from...
This writing tip addresses overcoming writer’s block and is excerpted from You Don’t Have to Be Famous by Steve Zousmer. Being stuck at the start creates a special kind of frustration. Before you can even get going, you are tangled in knots, immobilized, virtually paralyzed. Your skills and bright ideas desert...
The newest issue of Writer's Digest is out! In the September 2012 issue, the WD editors confront one of the most discussed topics among writers: Finding time to write.
Whether you are seeking inspiration for writing or want to know how to get motivation to write, today’s tip, provided by The Productive Writer, will give you effective writing techniques to be productive. There is no other writer in the world who is trying to accomplish exactly what you are striving...
It’s not what happens to us in our lives that makes us into writers; it’s what we make out of what happens to us. It’s our distinctive point of view.
Here are three writers' takes on personal writing featured in Personal Journaling: Writing About Your Life, a Writer's Digest magazine.
One mother did not want the lessons and inspiration of her daughter's life to pass away. She published her storyusing the words from her daughter's journals.
Are your children's journals off limits? One parent says yesand here are six reasons why.
When doctors and counselors could provide no help, a journal became the medicine that cured this accident victim of her fears.
Don't forget one detail of your engagement and wedding. Keep a log of the memories and plans that make your "I do's" special.
Craft personal essays that really connect with your reader by incorporating these four crucial elements.
Create, collect and share happiness in a book where friends, familyand even strangerswrite about what makes them smile.
Stop journal wear and tear with this complete guide to protecting your journals from the elementsand you.
Dump your worries and obligations onto paper. Clear your mind, and start living the life you envisioned.
One might be the loneliest number, but it shouldn't be the loneliest page. Use these ideas to start your journal off right.
Carve out a time and place for writing amid the rush of life. Learn to honor soul time.
If you find yourself caught in a rut, let your journal help pull you out.
In her book Writing Personal Essays, author Sheila Bender gives these tips for those writers interested in publishing their personal essays.
Keeping a journal can be a wonderful way to preserve your life story, but choosing the wrong kind of paper can destroy your words before your descendents are ever able to read and enjoy them. Inveterate journal-keeper Megan Fitzpatrick explains.
Self-nurturing is the foundation of a satisfying life, but it's not second-nature. Learn how to comfort yourself.
Jump off the hamster wheel of life by using your writing time to find the path to a fulfilling future.
From choosing a topic to weighing your words, here's a start-to-finish guide to writing an essay that makes a clear point without skimping on personal insight.
Photographs and playbills, flowers from your first love?it's the stuff your journal is made of. So how do you preserve it?