This post announces our latest From Our Readers question: What do you hope to achieve with your writing? Comment for a chance at publication in a future issue of Writer's Digest.
In this 1938 Writer's Digest article, Leon Byrne emphasizes the importance of learning and getting back to the fundamentals of craft, particularly when writing short stories (though we find his advice applicable to novels as well).
Congratulations to Gregory Jeffers! Read "Quitting Time," his winning entry to the 20th Annual Writer's Digest Short Short Story Competition.
The Book of Delights author and National Book Award finalist shares stream-of-consciousness secrets and tells how optimism can improve writing.
In celebration of Herman Wouk's birthday, we revisit his 1966 interview with former WD editor-in-chief, Kirk Polking.
Reporting an in-depth story can overwhelm writers with research. Into the Raging Sea author Rachel Slade shares 12 tips to guide nonfiction authors through the mayhem in this article from our March 2020 issue.
In this article from our April 2020 issue, Kristy Stevenson offers 8 tips for building your freelance writing portfolio by getting local and regional gigs.
For our 100th anniversary issue Tyler Moss sat down with novelist Celeste Ng for an interview. Here's a sneak peek of their conversation including writing during COVID-19 and how Reese Witherspoon discovered Little Fires Everywhere.