When struggling to work through a creative dilemma, it's best to think of your work in small pieces that create a larger whole. Author Perttu Pölönen explains how creativity is a collection of small choices from an abundance of options.
Debut author Christina Wyman discusses how getting out of her own way led to her authorial success.
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 researching too much.
Freelance writing sometimes feels like embarking on a grueling mountain hike in scorching weather when you haven’t exercised in years and have a wonky left knee and lower back issues. Let Alison Hill give you tips for success.
Have you caught yourself doing anything other than sitting down to write? Procrastination and writer's block happen to every writer. Let author Clare Whitfield give you tips on how to overcome and get back to writing.
What separates professional writers from amateurs? Author Matthew Harffy has the answer, and tips for ensuring that you make your publication dreams a reality.
In this article, WD editor Moriah Richard explains how writers succumb to doubt and what steps you can take to avoid self-sabotage.
Author Timothy Miller explains how his novel came together as he was recovering from a major medical incident—and how dedication to a story can make miracles happen.
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.
Beat writer's block with these 10 tips, supported by scientific studies, from Estelle Erasmus's article from the September 2019 issue of Writer's Digest.
How does meditation help overcome writers' block? A writer and meditation teacher explores the science behind it all.
From writing sketch comedy to novels to telling true stories from his own life, William Kenower has found that all writing takes courage. Learn more about how to gather the courage to turn nothing into something.
The brain is not only designed to think, it loves to think—and here are seven writing superpowers you already have under your thinking cap.
Whether December is your favorite month or you’re a Grinch about it, looking back at holiday classics can give you some new ideas about your own story. Here are four inspiring story ideas that writers can take from Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas.
NaNoWriMo's Grant Faulkner shares a great technique for adding a ring of authenticity to your story—an imaginative scavenger hunt to gather details, sensory information, and character insights.