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Literary Fiction Writing

If your passion is for literary fiction, you’ll find guidelines for mastering plot, character, setting, dialogue and more right here. You’ll also get insights into selling your work and getting it published.

Writing a Literary Masterpiece: The Quick and Easy Way to Heaven

Writing a Literary Masterpiece: The Quick and Easy Way to Heaven Read more

An Interview With Hemingway

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. Read more

Dissecting the Short Story: In Class with T.C. Boyle

Dissecting the Short Story: In Class with T.C. Boyle Read more

THE WD INTERVIEW: Chuck Palahniuk: Shock And Awe

Cult author Chuck Palahniuk continues to push literary boundaries in strange—even forbidding—territories. Find out what compels this seemingly mild-mannered author of novels like Read more

8 Basic Writing Blunders

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.

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Anything But Simple

Ernest Hemingway’s clean, terse style is the perfect counterweight to his complex stories. Read more

Word Pictures

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. Read more

Write With Prejudice

Flannery O”Connor employed a unique form of narrative bias to power her stories. Read more

Jack Kerouac’s Letters

Jack Kerouac created a modern American folk hero in the Beat generation classic, On the Road (Bantam), out of his vagabond adventures with friend Neal Cassady. A new book sheds light on Kerouac and his life during the writing of a novel that changed a generation. Read more

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