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Jane Porter: On the Joy of Writing Mature Characters
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Jane Porter discusses celebrating the nature of getting older in her new romance novel, Flirting With Fifty.
Chanel Cleeton: On Reader Enthusiasm Conjuring Novel Ideas
Author Chanel Cleeton discusses how reader curiosity led her to write her new historical fiction novel, Our Last Days in Barcelona.
The Writer's Digest Interview: Marlon James
Booker Prize–winning author Marlon James talks about mythology and world-building in his character-driven epic Moon Witch, Spider King, the second book in his Dark Star Trilogy in this interview from the March/April 2022 issue of Writer's Digest.
David Adams Cleveland: On Truth Revealing Itself in Historical Fiction
Award-winning novelist David Adams Cleveland discusses the timeliness of his new novel, Gods of Deception.
Benjamin Myers: On Fleeting Moments Becoming Finished Novels
Award-winning author and journalist Benjamin Myers discusses the out-of-body experience of having the idea for his new novel, The Perfect Golden Circle.
Writing Mistakes Writers Make: Thinking There’s Not Enough Room for Your Story
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 thinking there's not enough room for your story.
A Master Class in Failure (To Find Writing Success)
Failure is often a step in finding success but navigating the treacherous terrain of rejection can be burdensome. Here, international bestselling author Marcia DeSanctis shares a master class in coming back from failure.
The Writer’s Guide to Being a Great Podcast Guest
More writers than ever are appearing on or even hosting podcasts related to their writing. Host of the "Creative Nonfiction Podcast" Brendan O'Meara shares how to make it an enjoyable and successful experience.