How to choose a readable font (typeface) for printing out your manuscript from the morass of fonts that are available to computer users.
A few tips you can use to avoid the words that irk editors.
For National Book Award winner Alice McDermott
Our new grammar guru shows you how to avoid receiving the Naughtiest Writing Habit Award.
If you're new to the world of children's publishing, you might now know where to begin. Here is a list of suggestions and resources that can help make your journey to publication a smooth and swift one.
This debut YA author contemplates her so-called "lucky break."
J.K. Mason's short story about life, death and e-mail takes this year's top prize.
When Parenting and Writing Collide—a 492 word essay by Mar Junge.
Everything you need to be creative, is already locked inside of you. Try this exercise to imagine someone else's life.
Record your life in sound, image and word. Try adding a dab of the audio-visual to your journaling ways.
Learn how to use a journal to weather a life-threatening illness.
More and more print publications are producing web counterparts. How does that affect nonfiction writers? David A. Fryxell, Writer's Digest Editorial Director, provides some insight.
Exclusive interview with four-time Edgar Award nominee, Jeffery Deaver.
Arrange your poetry with a purpose to shape your collection into a cohesive, lyrical manuscript.
Can you have it both ways? Here, three author/poets discuss why prose writers should try poetry, and why poets should pen prose.
Want the inside scoop on submission protocol, finding an agent and other scriptwriting mysteries? The professor is in.
Ernest Hemingway's clean, terse style is the perfect counterweight to his complex stories.
Nobel Prize winner Orhan Pamuk and other successful authors talk about the art of working with translators to make their prose sing in any language.
Augusten Burroughs wrote through his life as an abandoned child, high school dropout and alcoholicand somehow found sanity, sobriety and success along the way.
A writer makes the most of her grand prize from WD's Annual Writing Competition as she hits New York City for back-to-back agent meetings. Was it worth the trip? Come along and find out.
Get your nonfiction book into the winner's circle by fine-tuning your passion and your business sense.
The building blocks of effective prose are simpler than you think.
More money is right around the corner for freelance writers. Follow these tips to double your writing rates painlessly.
Many writers worry their work isn't protected unless they use a copyright symbol or file with the Copyright Office. Learn when and how your work is protected, and exactly what that means.
Endear yourself to editors by making your articles ruthlessly accurate. Here's an insider's guide to blazing through the fact-checking process.