How Freelance Writers Are Using TikTok to Find Success
TikTok is one of the hotter social media platforms, but it's more than just BookTok. Author C. Hope Clark shares how freelance writers are using TikTok to find success.
Shanterra McBride and Rosalind Wiseman: On Trusting Each Other in the Co-Writing Process
Authors Shanterra McBride and Rosalind Wiseman discuss the experience of going from friends to writing partner with their new nonfiction book, Courageous Discomfort.
Writer’s Digest Official Book Club Selection: The Weight of Blood
The editors of Writer’s Digest are proud to announce the next book club selection, The Weight of Blood, by New York Times bestselling author Tiffany D. Jackson.
Lygia Day Peñaflor: On Writing Unconventional Villains
Author Lygia Day Peñaflor discusses the high school experience that inspired her new YA psychological drama, Creep: A Love Story.
Writing Doesn't Have to Be Lonely: 5 Benefits of Joining a Writing Organization
Author and Sisters in Crime Vice President Jennifer J. Chow reflects on 35 years of the women's crime writer's organization and the five benefits of joining a writing organization—even if you're an introvert.
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.