October 2014 Issue
Free Writing Downloads
Workshops Starting October 2nd
Writer’s Digest Popular Fiction Awards—Deadline Coming Soon!
Writer's Digest Popular Fiction Awards—Deadline Coming Soon!
Hurry—submit your short story by October 15!
Submit your best short stories in the Romance, Thriller, Young Adult, Crime, Horror or Science Fiction genres for a chance at the Popular Fiction Awards Grand Prize of $2,500 cash and a trip to the 2015 Writer’s Digest Conference!
Enter as many stories as you like in multiple genres, but all entries must be fewer than 4,000 words. Don’t delay—this could be your winning year!
How to Write a Horror Story, Writing Horror
If you want to learn how to chill the blood and raise goose bumps with a great horror story, then look no further. You’ll find methods for creating fearsome fiction and terrifying tales. Create monsters and psychos that will scare readers to death.
Hal Blythe and Charlie Sweet give this advice to writers trying to create delightful twists in their stories. Read more
“Hopefully, the interest in reality television will cause people to pick up the book, and hopefully it will be the story that keeps them reading and coming back for more.” Read more
Scare readers with the perfect setting and characters in your horror fiction. Read more