Novelist Jonelle Patrick discusses writing about a country she loves and the importance of both readers and editors.
Novelist Evie Green shares how writing a story for fun without a genre eventually turned into her horror novel, We Hear Voices. This is her experience of writing a horror novel without intending to write horror.
Using examples from William Peter Blatty's iconic horror novel The Exorcist, Dustin Grinnell explains how to craft truly frightening horror fiction by blending the believable and the unsettlingly extraordinary.
In this article, author E.L. Tenenbaum discusses the importance on not tossing a project that isn't quite working and explains why putting a project away for a while might be the key to success.
In this excerpt from his book Writing in the Dark, author Tim Waggoner discusses the three types of pain all horror writers should consider inflicting upon their characters.
This post announces our latest From Our Readers question: What writing advice made you see your work in a new way? Comment for a chance at publication in a future issue of Writer's Digest.
Romance novelist Jane Igharo, author of Ties That Tether, shares her four tips on writing a romantic comedy that deals with real-life issues while staying true to the genre, using examples from other rom-coms.
New literary agent alerts (with this spotlight featuring Margaret Danko of Paper Over Board of the Irene Goodman Literary Agency) are golden opportunities for new writers because each one is a literary agent who is likely building his or her client list.
Dustin Grinnell explains how to—and how not to—write more scientific fiction by analyzing Carl Sagan's “Contact” and the ways it incorporates believable elements that are understandable to laypeople.
Mystery novelist Robert McCaw shares how he went from self-publishing his novels to getting an agent and traditional publication, including why the transition made sense for him.
Author Heidi McCrary shares how she used personal experience to craft a coming-of-age novel, how she handles political correctness, and the struggle to find a publisher.