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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.
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 Read more
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
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 Read more
Ernest Hemingway’s clean, terse style is the perfect counterweight to his complex stories. Read more
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
Flannery O”Connor employed a unique form of narrative bias to power her stories. Read more
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
Even as a member of a distinctive literary club, Virginia Woolf broke new ground all by herself. Read more
Slaughterhouse Five author Kurt Vonnegut reflects on his writing style, the craft and the evolution of fiction. Read more