What Book Ended in a Way That You Didn’t Expect but Was Perfect Anyway?: From Our Readers (Comment for a Chance at Publication)
This post announces our latest From Our Readers question: What book ended in a way that you didn’t expect but was perfect anyway? Comment for a chance at publication in a future issue of Writer's Digest.
Choosing Which Movements To Put in Your Fight Scene (FightWrite™)
Trained fighter and author Carla Hoch discusses how much of a fight's details to actually put into a story, and how even with fight scenes sometimes less is more.
Announcing 40 More Plot Twist Prompts for Writers!
Learn more about 40 Plot Twist Prompts for Writers, Volume 2: ALL NEW Writing Ideas for Taking Your Stories in New Directions, by Writer's Digest Senior Editor Robert Lee Brewer. Discover fun and interesting ways to move your stories from beginning to end.
A Conversation With Jaden Terrell on Writer Expectations, Part 1 (Killer Writers)
Killer Nashville founder Clay Stafford continues his series of interviews with mystery, thriller, and suspense authors. Here he has a conversation with novelist Jaden Terrell about writer expectations and success.
Connecting the Dots vs. Drawing the Whole Damn Picture: A Veteran Ghostwriter Takes Back His Pen and Finds Something To Say
Writing for oneself after a decades-long career as a ghostwriter is a challenge unto itself. Here, author Daniel Paisner discusses his career as a ghostwriter, how the process differs from writing his own work, and if the two ever intersect.
Who Are Sensitivity Editors? And How Much Does Sensitivity Reading Pay?
Sensitivity readers offer a very specific and focused edit to manuscripts. Here, C. Hope Clark shares what a sensitivity editor is, how much it pays, and where you can start.
Writer's Digest Best Writing Advice Websites for Writers 2022
Here are the top writing advice websites as identified in the 24th Annual 101 Best Websites from the May/June 2022 issue of Writer's Digest.
Nikesha Elise Williams: On the Power of Self-Publishing
In this indie author profile, novelist Nikesha Elise Williams shares her path to self publishing and the creative marketing strategy that's led to her success.
5 Things to Know When Writing About the Music Industry
Author Ashley M. Coleman gives you her top five tricks for writing about the music industry—even if you're not an industry expert.
10 Tips on Covering Events as a Freelance Journalist
From planning ahead to staying late, Alison Hill shares 10 tips for journalists while covering events as a freelancer.
Character Studies, Writing the Immigrant Experience, and Six Adaptation Steps Before You Adapt a Book (From Script)
In this week’s round up brought to us by Script magazine, navigate different character study approaches in your writing, and tracking emotional journeys.
Lora Senf: On Trusting Children With Middle Grade Fiction
Author Lora Senf discusses how one chilling text message led her to writing her new middle grade horror novel, The Clackity.
WD Presents: A New Podcast Episode, "Your Story" Prompt, and More!
This week, we're excited to announce our latest episode of "Writer's Digest Presents," the new "Your Story" prompt, and more!
Writer's Digest Best Live Streams, Podcasts, and YouTube Channels 2022
Here are the top live streams, podcasts, and YouTube channels as identified in the 24th Annual 101 Best Websites from the May/June 2022 issue of Writer's Digest.