A short story about a mother''s revenge wins grand prize in the 2003 Writer''s Digest Annual Writing Competition.
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
Craft vicious villains with this psychiatrist's guide to writing bad guys with real problems.
Mary Feuer's short story follows an obsession that's dark, detailed and devastatingand worthy of this year's grand prize.
Capture your readers' interest at the very first paragraph.
Dean Koontz has kept a lot of people turning a lot of pages. How? Most would respond that his plots, characters and storytelling all contribute, and indeed they do. But a fourth element keeps those pages turning, an element all writers can learn from. Koontz explains to interviewer Brad Crawford about the power of...
Award-winning author Orson Scott Card explains in depth the techniques of inventing, developing, and presenting characters and of handling viewpoint in novels and short stories. Here are some general thoughts all writers can benefit from.
Writing a bestselling, Oprah-endorsed novel doesn't necessarily prepare you for the world of children's literature, as Jacquelyn Mitchard discovered.