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.
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.
Kwana Jackson: On Finding the Right Home for Your Story
USA Today bestselling author Kwana Jackson discusses writing her new romance novel, Knot Again.
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.
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.
WD Presents: 6 WDU Courses, a Chance at Publication, and More!
This week, we're excited to announce 6 WDU courses, a chance to be published, and more!
6 Things My Career as a Travel Writer Taught Me About Writing a Memoir
After 30 years as a travel writer, Mark Chesnut spent his days exploring the world and writing about what he saw. Here, he shares 6 things his career as a travel writer taught him about writing his first memoir.
Inspiration vs. Perspiration: Where Do Middle-Grade Fiction Ideas Come From?
Where does inspiration come from? Author Melissa Dassori shares what helped inspire her debut middle-grade novel, and offers four ways to dig for ideas for your own stories.