Queer All Year: 25 Books by LGBTQIA+ Authors To Read Beyond Pride Month
Go beyond Pride month with what you put on your TBR pile. Here, editor Michael Woodson shares 25 books by LGBTQIA+ authors to continue reading after Pride is over.
Writer’s Digest Official Book Club Selection: Portrait of a Thief
The editors of Writer’s Digest are proud to bring you the first book club pick, Portrait of a Thief, to read along with us.
6 Books I Wish I Could Read for the First Time Again
Editor Michael Woodson discusses the books that he wishes he could read for the first time over and over again, and the impact they had on his writing.
Writing Mistakes Writers Make: Only Looking to the “Classics” for Inspiration
The Writer's Digest team has witnessed many writing mistakes over the years, so we started this series to help identify them for other writers (along with correction strategies). This week's writing mistake is only looking to the “classics” for inspiration.
3 Things I Learned About Writing From Reading L.A. Weather by María Amparo Escandón
Every book you read can teach you something about writing. Here are 3 things I learned about writing from reading L.A. Weather.
10 Backlist Book Recommendations for Last-Minute Shopping
If you're having trouble finding current bestsellers because of supply chain issues, here are 10 backlist book recommendations for last-minute gift shopping.
The Best Books We Received as Gifts: From the Editors of Writer's Digest
The WD editors have come together to help you find the perfect present for the reader in your life this holiday season. Here are the best books we received as gifts.
What Is a Split-time Novel and Why Do Readers Love Them?
Bestselling author Katherine Reay discusses the purpose and appeal of split-time novels, as well as recommending titles for both readers and writers.
We Asked, You Answered: Reader Recommendations for Spooky Season
We asked our Instagram followers what books they suggest during spooky season. Here are the titles they recommend for a frightful night in!
3 Ideas for Increasing the Diversity of Children's Home Libraries
Sailaja Joshi, the founder of Mango & Marigold Press, shares a few thoughts on how to increase the diversity of children's home libraries to help expand their perspectives.
Writing Mistakes Writers Make: Choosing Careless Character Names
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 choosing slap-dash character names.
Zak Salih: On Embracing the Selfishness of Writing
Debut novelist Zak Salih considers how his viewpoint on writing vs. revision led him to embrace the messiness of the writing process and why he wrote Let's Get Back to the Party.
6 Lessons for Writers From Bridgerton: The Duke and I, by Julia Quinn
Find 6 lessons for writers from Bridgerton: The Duke and I, by Julia Quinn, that writers can apply to their own writing. If you haven't read the novel yet, we do talk about the plot and reveal things about the story. So consider this your spoiler alert.
Heidi Pitlor: Writing Contemporary Fiction in a Changing World
Heidi Pitlor, author of the new novel IMPERSONATION, spoke with WD about how ghostwriting, political memoirs, and her other job as series editor for The Best American Short Stories influenced the captivating story.
Jennie Fields: Mining Family Stories for Historical Fiction
Author Jennie Fields shares the inspiration behind her new novel, Atomic Love, and her advice for other writers.