The Writer's Life
12 Books That Make Perfect Gifts This Holiday Season
Here are 12 books released in 2022 that make perfect gifts this holiday season for the reader in your life.
Writing Mistakes Writers Make: Putting All Your Eggs in One Basket
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 putting all your writing eggs in one basket.
On Writing While Surrounded by Great Writing and Writers
Media executive and writer Josh Sapan’s life has been surrounded by great writers. Here, he talks about how he discerned his own writing voice while surrounded by the writing voices of others.
Hitting the Road: How to Find the Courage to Try New Writing Paths
Award-winning author Marina Budhos shares how she had to have the courage to try a new writing path to get to the story she wanted to tell, instead of pushing for the story she originally thought she wanted to tell.
Writing Mistakes Writers Make: Ignoring What You Know
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 ignoring what you know.
Writing Joy: Or Why We Write in the First Place
With all the roadblocks writers face, why we choose to write is as unique and individual as the projects we’re working on. Here, author James Wade discusses the joy of writing and why we write in the first place.
5 Tips To Help Bring Your Culture & Heritage Into Your Story With Confidence
Award-winning author Raquel V. Reyes discusses the necessary growth happening in the publishing industry and offers 5 tips to bring your culture and heritage to your story with confidence.
The Power of Mentorship for Writers: Or How Roald Dahl Helped Me Be a Writer
New York Times bestselling author April Henry wrote her first story in sixth grade and sent it to one of her favorite authors, Roald Dahl. His response and support impacted how she encourages her students today. Here, she explains how Roald Dahl helped her become a writer.
Courageous Discomfort: Thoughts on How To Have Important Conversations About Race and Racism for Writers, Readers, and Other Human Beings
Authors Shanterra McBride and Rosalind Wiseman break down how to have important conversations about race and racism that can lead to actual change.
Writer’s Digest Official Book Club Selection: The Weight of Blood
The editors of Writer’s Digest are proud to announce the next book club selection, The Weight of Blood, by New York Times bestselling author Tiffany D. Jackson.
Writing Doesn't Have to Be Lonely: 5 Benefits of Joining a Writing Organization
Author and Sisters in Crime Vice President Jennifer J. Chow reflects on 35 years of the women's crime writer's organization and the five benefits of joining a writing organization—even if you're an introvert.
5 Tips for Forming Your Own Distinct Voice (and Why That’s Important)
While emulating authors you love is a natural starting point, finding your own voice in storytelling is paramount to your success. Author Ronald Kelly shares 5 tips for forming your own writing voice.