Juggling Act: How I Work on Multiple Manuscripts at Once
WD editors were impressed to hear that Next Girl to Die author Dea Poirier was working on four manuscripts simultaneously, all after completing her debut novel. We asked Poirier to share a few tips with you on how she manages multiple manuscripts at once.
The Three-Step Process From Isolation to Publication
Debut author Joanne Ramos talks about letting herself get lost in the world of her book, when she knew to let others in and when to let The Farm out into the world.
Breaking In: Debut Author Jacob Tobia on the Memoir Process and More
In this interview, author Jacob Tobia discusses making the leap from writing personal essays and op-eds to a full memoir as well as the importance of building a platform to promote your work.
Breaking In: Debut Author Anissa Gray on Finding Your Writing Workspace and More
In our Breaking In column in Writer’s Digest magazine, we talk with debut authors—such as Anissa Gray (anissagray.com), author of The Care and Feeding of Ravenously Hungry Girls—about how they did it, what they learned and why you can do it, too. Here, Gray discusses how she got started, the importance of creating your writing workspace, and more.
Breaking In: Debut Author Lyra Selene on Perseverance
In our Breaking In column in Writer’s Digest magazine, we talk with debut authors—such as Lyra Selene, author of Amber & Dusk—about how they did it, what they learned and why you can do it, too. Here, Selene discusses the importance of perseverance when the going gets tough.
Don't Panic: 14 Underappreciated Douglas Adams Quotes for Writers, the Universe, and Everyone
The great Douglas Adams, author of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, apparently had a quote for every occasion. Enjoy these 14 underappreciated Douglas Adams quotes for writers.
How to Identify Fake News: Crossing the Credibility Chasm with PEN America
PEN America is currently touring the country hosting local panels to educate journalists and the public alike on how to identify fake news. Here's what we learned from them.
Screenplay to Novel: 5 Steps to Novelizing a Script
Script's Editor Jeanne Veillette Bowerman shares why screenwriters should take on the NaNoWriMo challenge by adapting backwards, screenplay to novel.
Using Physicality to Bring Your Characters (And Your Fiction) to Life
One of the most common challenges writers face in the character development process is conveying their personalities (even those of side characters) in a naturally complex and believable way. Here, Joan Dempsey dives into the heart of a critical element that can help you flesh out—no pun intended—your characters and enrich your novel.
Use Word Choice to Set the Mood
Creating a mood and an atmosphere in your writing is critical to hook readers and keep them reading. Your word choice is instrumental in establishing that mood.
15 Oscar Wilde Quotes About Reading, Writing, and Books
In honor of his 160th birthday, here are 15 terrific quotes by Oscar Wilde. Whether you need inspiration about reading, writing, or the power of books, you might find it here.
Voice in Writing: Developing a Unique Writing Voice
Finding a writing voice can be a struggle, whether you're writing a novel, short story, flash fiction, or a blog post. Chris Freese explains some simple ways you can develop your unique voice.
Creating Emotional Frustration in Your Characters
Frustration is often the most important emotion for fictional characters. Their reaction to failure drives the plot. Using examples and exercises, learn ways to create frustrated characters that will draw your reader into a realistic setting.