5 Tips for Forming Your Own Distinct Voice (and Why That’s Important)
While emulating authors you love is a natural starting point, finding your own voice in storytelling is paramount to your success. Author Ronald Kelly shares 5 tips for forming your own writing voice.
Keeping the Emotion of the True Story (From Script)
In this week’s round up brought to us by Script magazine, Barri Evins offers writers invaluable pointers on navigating the pitfalls, as well as capturing the potential of the true story, peppered with lots of real-life examples.
Sarah Bonner: On a Rom-Com Becoming a Psychological Thriller
Author Sarah Bonner discusses how she started her debut novel as short story before it became the psychological thriller, Her Perfect Twin.
Kerri Maniscalco: On Big Reveals in Fantasy Fiction
New York Times bestselling author Kerri Maniscalco discusses the satisfaction in finishing a series with her new fantasy novel, Kingdom of the Feared.
WD Presents: A New Podcast Episode, Novel Conference Registration, and More!
This week, we're excited to announce a new podcast episode about literary agents, Novel Conference registration reminder, and more!
Shelley Burr: On Writing About Rage in Crime Fiction
Author Shelley Burr discusses the less altruistic side of amateur sleuths in her debut crime novel, WAKE.
Using Beats To Improve Dialogue and Action in Scenes
For many writers, dialogue is one of the most difficult things to get right. Here, author and educator Audrey Wick shares how to use beats to improve dialogue and action in scenes.
Olesya Salnikova Gilmore: On Introducing Russian History to Fantasy Readers
Author Olesya Salnikova Gilmore discusses the changes her manuscript underwent throughout the writing process of her debut historical fantasy novel, The Witch and the Tsar.
Freelance Food Writing: How to Break Into the Industry
Food writer Deanna Martinez-Bey shares her advice on breaking into the freelance food-writing industry, including finding your niche, pitching ideas, and more.
Hafizah Augustus Geter: On Confronting Complicated Questions When Writing Memoir
Award-winning writer Hafizah Augustus Geter discusses how her experience as a poet helped her take on her new memoir, The Black Period.
6 Ways To Collaborate With Other Writers Ahead of Your Book Launch
Writer Aileen Weintraub shares how to find your writing community in the process of launching your book.
Writer's Digest Presents: Working With Literary Agents (Podcast, Episode 8)
In the eighth episode of the Writer's Digest Presents podcast, we discuss all things literary agents—what to look for in an agent, how to best find an agent, and more! Plus, managing editor Moriah Richard sits down for a chat with Margaret Danko, literary agent with Paper Over Board!
Ellie Marney: On the Unique Challenges of Writing Historical Fiction
New York Times bestselling author Ellie Marney discusses the history behind her new YA murder mystery, The Killing Code.
How You Know When the Time Is Right To Write a Memoir
Choosing to write a memoir is no small decision. How do you know when the time is right for you? Here, author Peter Quinn shares how to know when to write a memoir.
Dr. Cristina LePort: On Writing the Medical Mystery
Medical professional and author Dr. Cristina LePort discusses combining her two passions to write her new medical thriller novel, Dissection.