Alexandra Styron, author of All the Finest Girls, daughter of Pulitzer Prize-winning author William Styron and accomplished poet, Rose Styron, talks with Writer's Digest about how writing a book takes conviction, strength of character and an inner belief in your abilitieseven if your last name is Styron.
Writing a Literary Masterpiece: The Quick and Easy Way to Heaven
In December 1964, Edward Stafford provided Writer's Digest with an interview conducted with Ernest Hemingway shortly before the author's death in 1961. It's excerpted here for the first time in more than 40 years. Please note that the excerpt has been abridged due to space considerations.
Dissecting the Short Story: In Class with T.C. Boyle
Cult author Chuck Palahniuk continues to push literary boundaries in strangeeven forbiddingterritories. Find out what compels this seemingly mild-mannered author of novels like
These big-picture writing errors might make you cringe with recognition. But shake it off: Bestselling novelist Jerry B. Jenkins will help you fix them.
by Jerry B. Jenkins
Ernest Hemingway's clean, terse style is the perfect counterweight to his complex stories.
One of the best-loved writers in American literature today, John Irving offers a novelist's perspective on screenplay adaptations and talks about his obsession with the ultimate personal loss.
Flannery O''Connor employed a unique form of narrative bias to power her stories.