Author Lily Dulan explains why writers have to be willing to go to difficult places inside themselves for their writing to make a positive impact on ourselves, others, and the world.
Science fiction author Gerald Brandt explains how this new series explores the genre boundary and how he came to find his newest book's focus.
In this post, Dr. Caitlin O'Connell shares what prompted her to write a book about finding connection and community in animal rituals, what surprised her in the writing process, and much more!
New literary agent alerts (with this spotlight featuring Zeynep Sen of WordLink Literary Agency) are golden opportunities for new writers because each one is a literary agent who is likely building his or her client list.
Author Mark Henick shares how he was able to turn a successful TEDx talk into a memoir, even when the project didn't come as quickly as he expected.
This week, we’re excited to announce seven new courses to hone your craft, a new article series from our editors about common writing mistakes, and more!
The Writer's Digest team has witnessed many writing mistakes over the years, so we're starting this series to help identify them for other writers (along with strategies for avoiding the mistake). This week's writing mistake writers make is oversimplifying your characters.
Buzz words abound in Hollywood. Probably the biggest one is "high-concept ideas." Jeanne Veillette Bowerman explains what that phrase mean and why high-concept ideas make a screenwriting career.
Author Robert Jones, Jr. discusses the inspiration that led him to write his debut novel and how he stayed focused on the heart of his story during the writing process.
WD competition judge AJ Wells breaks down what will make or break your self-published book, from cover design to plot construction.
New literary agent alerts (with this spotlight featuring Pete Ford of Credo Communications) are golden opportunities for new writers because each one is a literary agent who is likely building his or her client list.
Bestselling author Julia Claiborne Johnson shares the secret to how books get published, what surprised her the most about getting a second book published, how to handle holes in research for historical novels, and so much more.