A short story about a mother''s revenge wins grand prize in the 2003 Writer''s Digest Annual Writing Competition.
The Secret to Your Script''s Success
Can a writer who just wants to be left alone to write make it in today's extroverted publishing world? Enter 24-year-old James Boice, who may just be the answer to that question.
Ian Frazier, author of On the Rez, says the Native American ethos has long appealed to him, and what's wrong with that?
Tina Jens, author of Diagnosis: Terminal, explains how she starts working on character development.
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.
It's one of the biggest writing questions of all: What do editors want? Jeff Mock, former editor of the Gettysburg Review and author of You Can Write Poetry, has the answer.
Don''t Submit Your Article
Writing Careers : Rita Rosenkranz, Literary Agent
Hang in there! You can finesse your way to the end of your first draft with advice from novelists who've been there and lived to tell another tale.
Word choice: It''s writing''s core. Although it takes practice to always use the exact right word, be sure to keep these guidelines in mind.
Children's magazines offer great break-in potential: magazines can be hungry for contributions, and selling to a magazine proves that your a proa big step in breaking into book publishing.
Journal with style by using variations in point of view to enliven your entries.
Live a life worth writing about! Venture from your daily routine, and leave this note on the door: Gone Journaling!
After bagging that first assignment, do the job right to assure it's the first of many. In time, you'll become the indispensable writer upon whom editors rely.
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...
When is a poem "finished?" How many drafts does it take? Here poet Jeffrey Hillard shares some thoughts on the revision process.
The words "writer in Hollywood" conjure images of screenwriters accepting Academy Awards and hobnobbing with movie stars. But to Anita M. Busch, editor of The Hollywood Reporter, writing is as much about power plays as it is about screenplays.
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.
"I frankly think that whenever a form looks exhausted, that's exactly the point at which you should swoop in and pry it apart and see what makes it tick."
Enlightened by Natalie Goldberg
Melissa Bank, bestselling author of The Girls' Guide to Hunting and Fishing, has been called a chick-lit pioneer, but she has something to say about being labeled.
Q: While I’ve read several sites referred to as “blogs,” I’m not really sure what a blog is. What is a blog? —Christopher B. A: From writers at award-winning newspapers, to magazine editors to your neighbor’s teenage son, almost everyone seems to have a blog these days. But ask three people what a blog...
Is writing something you can't NOT do? If so, you're on the right track, as the case of writer Christine Byl