Gaslighting in Romance: From Jane Eyre to the Present Day (and Why Writers Should Care)
Gaslighting can work its way into the backstory of a character, but it can also be misused. Here, author Emma Barry discusses gaslighting in romance.
Brad Taylor: On Real-Life Threats Inspiring Thriller Novels
Author and veteran Brad Taylor discusses the research that led to his new thriller novel, The Devil’s Ransom.
How Role-Playing Helps Our Writing—and Our Marriage
As co-writing partners who fully embody the stories they tell in their writing process, authors Emily Wibberley and Austin Siegemund-Broka share how role-playing helps their writing, and their marriage.
Should I Give Up the Writers’ Group I Started? (From Script)
In this week’s round up brought to us by Script magazine, gain insight on how to gauge if it’s time to move on from your writers’ group and take inventory on what’s working and not working for your writing trajectory.
How a Diagnosis of MS Inspired an Emmy-Nominated Author
Author and editor Meredith Berlin discusses how her MS diagnosis inspired her to finish her novel.
WD Presents: 5 WDU Courses, Agent One-on-One Boot Camp Last Call, and More!
This week, we're excited to announce five WDU courses, the last call to register for our Agent One-on-One Boot Camp, and more!
Yaffa S. Santos: On the Magic of Intersectional Identity
Author Yaffa S. Santos discusses how the idea morphed throughout the writing process of her new novel, A Touch of Moonlight.
5 Changes I’m Making to My Writing Process This Year
Editor Michael Woodson reflects on past writing ups and downs and lists five changes he's making to his writing process this year.
Historical Anachronisms in Romance: or, Why Historical Romance is the Only Place You’ll Find Dukes With All Their Teeth
When does historical accuracy go too far, and how often is it gatekeeping? Author Elizabeth Everett discusses historical anachronisms in romance.
Chitra Divakaruni: On Capturing the Struggle for Independence
Award-winning author Chitra Divakaruni discusses the human side of India’s fight for independence in her new historical novel, Independence.
These Words Were Meant for You: Publishing Thoughts for the Minority Writer
A new diagnosis led author Maria Dong to examine common writerly advice and who that advice benefits. Here, she discusses publishing for the minority writer.