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.
Telling the tale of a Sudanese refugee's life in novel form gave literary darling Dave Eggers the challenge of a lifetime.
Dissecting the Short Story: In Class with T.C. Boyle
Dave Eggers' eclectic body of work serves as a testament to the value-and power-of staying true to your own voice.
Read how Fannie Flagg, the gifted storyteller of the novels Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistlestop Café and A Redbird Christmas, stays relentlessly optimistic about writing feel-good fiction.
Guide your writing ways with these 10 rules thou must not break.
by Raymond Obstfeld
Margaret Atwood expounds on finding your voice, the beauty of multitasking and what "chick lit" may have in common with Dracula and Frankenstein.
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.
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
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.