Why Is This Love Scene Here? How To Write Compelling Love Scenes
Not sure which way to turn when writing intimate scenes? Author Jo McNally shares how to write compelling love scenes that make sense for the story you’re writing.
Phong Nguyen: On Freedom To Invent in Historical Fiction
Award-winning author Phong Nguyen discusses his lifelong dream of writing his new historical fiction novel, Bronze Drum.
Historical Fiction Authors Don’t Expect Their Characters’ Battles To Appear in Modern Headlines, but Here We Are
What happens to historical fiction when history repeats itself? Author Addison Armstrong discusses writing about the past and seeing it reflected in the present.
Art and Independence (From Script)
In this week’s round up brought to us by Script magazine, exclusive interviews with Neil Gaiman’s “The Sandman” television writer Vanessa Benton, Allegoria writer-director Spider One, Hulu’s Prey screenwriter Patrick Aison and director Dan Trachtenberg, and more!
Steven Hartov: On Shocking Truths in Historical Fiction
New York Times bestselling author Steven Hartov discusses the surprising truths he discovered when writing his new historical fiction novel, The Last of the Seven.
WD Presents: A Competition Announcement, 6 WDU Courses, and More!
This week, we're excited to announce our self-published e-book awards, 6 WDU courses, and more!
Leah Franqui: On Killing Our Critical Inner Voices
Award-winning playwright and author Leah Franqui discusses how she examined her life through a fictive lens with her new novel, After the Hurricane.
Writing Mistakes Writers Make: Rushing the Drafting Process
The Writer's Digest team has witnessed many writing mistakes over the years, so this series helps identify them for other writers (along with correction strategies). This week's mistake is rushing the drafting process.
A Conversation With Jaden Terrell on Writer Expectations, Part 2 (Killer Writers)
Killer Nashville founder Clay Stafford continues his conversation with novelist Jaden Terrell about writer expectations and success.
Karen Rose: On Characters Showing Up in the Writing Process
Award-winning author Karen Rose discusses the surprising joy of secondary characters in her new romantic suspense novel, Quarter to Midnight.
Tamron Hall: On Turning Reporting Into Storytelling
Emmy® Award-winning talk show host Tamron Hall discusses how her decades as a reporter led to writing her new thriller novel, As the Wicked Watch.
Emiko Jean: On Writing About Complicated Mother-Daughter Relationships
Author Emiko Jean discusses the seed of an idea that became her new novel, Mika in Real Life.
Sarah Zachrich Jeng: On Trying Out Different Endings
Debut novelist Sarah Zachrich Jeng discusses the process of writing her thriller novel, The Other Me.
Five Things Readers Wish Every Writer Knew (From Script)
In this week’s round up brought to us by Script magazine, learn five simple but invaluable lessons to make readers’ lives a bit easier and make your script a smoother read.