Tomorrow morning I hit the road for the Association of Writers & Writing Programs Conference, held this year in Chicago. Writer's Digest is exhibiting as part of the AWP Bookfair, which is open to the public on Saturday. Anyone who visits our table will receive a 40% off coupon for the WritersDigestStore.com, plus we'll have free copies of the magazine available (until supplies run out!). Please stop by and say hello.
Phong Nguyen: On Freedom To Invent in Historical Fiction
Award-winning author Phong Nguyen discusses his lifelong dream of writing his new historical fiction novel, Bronze Drum.
Historical Fiction Authors Don’t Expect Their Characters’ Battles To Appear in Modern Headlines, but Here We Are
What happens to historical fiction when history repeats itself? Author Addison Armstrong discusses writing about the past and seeing it reflected in the present.
Art and Independence (From Script)
In this week’s round up brought to us by Script magazine, exclusive interviews with Neil Gaiman’s “The Sandman” television writer Vanessa Benton, Allegoria writer-director Spider One, Hulu’s Prey screenwriter Patrick Aison and director Dan Trachtenberg, and more!
Steven Hartov: On Shocking Truths in Historical Fiction
New York Times bestselling author Steven Hartov discusses the surprising truths he discovered when writing his new historical fiction novel, The Last of the Seven.
WD Presents: A Competition Announcement, 6 WDU Courses, and More!
This week, we're excited to announce our self-published e-book awards, 6 WDU courses, and more!
Leah Franqui: On Killing Our Critical Inner Voices
Award-winning playwright and author Leah Franqui discusses how she examined her life through a fictive lens with her new novel, After the Hurricane.
Writing Mistakes Writers Make: Rushing the Drafting Process
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 rushing the drafting process.