Overcoming Writer’s Block

Every writer suffers from it to one degree or another. Look here and you’ll find ideas, exercises, and advice for overcoming writer’s block. And maybe you’ll find a few new story ideas as well.

4 Techniques to Fire Up Your Fiction

Here are some exercises to apply to your novel-in-progress. They are designed to dig up what matters in your story and infuse it in your manuscript in effective—but not obvious—ways.

by Donald Maass

Vote Now: Your Story #18

After wading through more than 1,100 entries, the WD editors have narrowed the choices down to five in the Your Story #17 competition. Now, we need your help. 

Literary Hot Spots: San Francisco

Want to know where all the literary hot spots are in bay area? We've got you covered. This is part two of your essential guide to living the lit life in several U.S. destinations, including Boston, San Francisco, New York City, Miami, Seattle and more.

by Jordan E....

The Four Commandments of Writing Good Sentences

If you want to write a good sentence, don’t pay any attention to your grammar. I don’t mean “a sentence this like OK is.” I mean don’t automatically think you’ve written a good sentence just because it’s grammatically correct. Lots of bad sentences...

Challenging the Limits of Memory

In this excerpt from Writing Life Stories, Bill Roorbach teaches you how to pay attention to and translate your memories and how to overcome your resistance to remembered places and events.