From the WD archives, this 2003 interview with Richard Russo includes his perspective on winning the Pulitzer, crafting characters, and his first reader.
Cartoonist Bob Eckstein will be covering the 2019 Annual Writer's Digest Conference with his art and tweets on Twitter and in a post-conference post for LitHub.com. In this post, he shares some of his cartoons along with tips for conference goers.
Gotham Ghostwriters’ Dan Gerstein reveals how writers can spot nightmare ghostwriting clients and take steps to avoid them when seeking work.
Each genre of fiction has its own rules for getting published. In this article, we cover how to publish your science fiction novel, including successful queries and synopses as well as literary agents and book publishers open to science fiction submissions.
WD Books editor Amy Jones has seven great reasons to be excited about this year's Writer's Digest Annual Conference—an opportunity to meet some of our authors in person!
Susan Orlean talks to WD about the challenges of researching and writing The Library Book, and how libraries are meeting the needs of 21st century patrons.
Writers often attend conferences to meet face-to-face with agents. Rita Rosenkranz and Lisa Hagan offer tips on how you can get the most out of an agent meeting.
Since writing is a business, an author needs to be a professional. E.J. Wenstrom shares advice on the do's and don'ts of business cards for authors.
How should talented, upcoming writers present themselves to editors when pitching articles? Freelance professional Katherine Swarts has a few tips.
Writing to Make Money: Short Projects author Loriann Oberlin tells how putting your energy into short writing projects can surge freelance writing income.
Six successful groups share their secrets for creating an inspiring, tight-knit writing clan.
It is easy to get lost in the flurry of feedback you get after sharing your writing for critique. Lorraine Devon Wilke shares how not to lose track of your own voice in the process.
The master fantasy world-builder reveals her secrets to success on Patreon and speculates on how imagination might test-drive our future.
As publishing endeavors to address inclusion and diverse representation in fiction, an inevitable question arises: Can authors write characters whose experience is outside of their own?
Everyone knows the old adage that you shouldn't judge a book by its cover. However, imagining what a book might be about based on what you see on the cover can be a useful writing exercise.
From fast-paced action to intimate drama, third-person limited POV can be adapted to any scene or situation.
As WD author Jessica Kaye shares in the opening paragraphs of her book The Guide to Publishing Audiobooks, audiobooks are reaching more people than ever. Here are her thoughts about why you might consider self-publishing audiobooks.
What is Self-Publishing 3.0? Alliance of Independent Authors (ALLi) founder Orna Ross explains the shift from the earliest iterations of self-publishing to today's landscape with Self-Publishing 3.0.
Interested in crowdfunding a novel? Susan K. Hamilton, who has crowdfunded two novels, shares the joys and frustrations authors can expect when publishing via this 21st century route.
Breaking Vases author and Self-Published Book Awards Winner Dima Ghawi talks about finding the strength to tell her personal story and how she produced the book while building her new business.
Pachinko author Min Jin Lee talks about finding story ideas that truly provoke your passions and how to tune out the burden of expectations.
A major conundrum that trips up many new writers is defining your target audience before you have any actual readers. Dana Sitar explains how to identify them.
When it comes to finding success as a writer, there are few elements more important than a website. This post shares the five things author websites need to find more success. Sure, authors can get more advanced, but checking every box on this list is imperative. Believe it or not, these...
Although 2019 is well under way, there’s still time to register for these diversity-centric writing conferences and events taking place later this year.
Eugenia Lovett West, who's still actively writing and publishing at age 96, takes perseverance to the next level.