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Take Your Writing to New Heights & Learn How to Write a Novel

This month's premium collection--Write Great Fiction--spotlights the art of writing fiction. Whether your goal is to learn how to write fiction or write a novel in 30 days, this special collection can take your writing to new heights.

This month's premium collection--Write Great Fiction--spotlights the art of writing fiction. Whether your goal is to learn how to write fiction or write a novel in 30 days, this special collection can take your writing to new heights.

If Your Goal is to Write a Novel in 30 Days...

If your goal is to write a novel in 30 days, then you will find this special edition of Writer's Digest to be immensely helpful. This digital issue guides you through the process of writing a novel from start to finish. You'll find articles on outlining, revising, and characterization to help you develop your story. Also included is a set of worksheets to keep your story on track and a calendar with suggested daily goals for motivation.

The Basics of Learning to Write Fiction

Crafting a successful novel and learning to write fiction can be challenging. But the Write Great Fiction collection can help make the writing process easier. With more than 1,000 pages of detailed guidance on how to write a fiction book, this collection of books is a must-have for any writer. It includes Plot & Structureand Revision & Self-Editing by James Scott Bell, Characters, Emotion & Viewpoint by Nancy Kress, Dialogueby Gloria Kempton, and Description & Setting by Ron Rozelle. Use this collection to learn how to write fiction. Explore the elements of a fiction book, discover how to develop an engaging plot, master your story's setting, and much more!

More Tools for Writing a Novel or Fiction Book

The Write Great Fiction collection also contains a workshop and webinars on writing fiction. The Write Great Fiction Independent Study Workshop is a great way to fine-tune your fiction writing skills. This workshop is a compilation of five of the most popular writing courses from Writer's Digest University. Since it is an independent study, you can complete writing assignments and lessons at your own pace. If you're looking for webinars on writing, listen to The Write Great Fiction Webinar Series. This is a set of three on-demand webinars that cover how to build a solid story structure, how to craft sizzling dialogue, and how to make your characters come to life.

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Going From Me to We: Collaborating on the Writing of a Novel

Going From Me to We: Collaborating on the Writing of a Novel

Past experiences taught bestselling author Alan Russell to tread lightly when it came to collaborating on projects. Here, he discusses how the right person and the right story helped him go from a “me” to a “we.”

From Script

Short Film Goals, Writing the Cinematic Experience on the Page and Sundance Film Festival 2022 (From Script)

In this week’s round up brought to us by Script magazine, set your creative goals with a monthly guide to write and produce your short film, provided by Script contributor Rebecca Norris Resnick. Plus, an exclusive interview with Academy Award-winning screenwriter William Monahan, a Sundance Film Festival 2022 day one recap, and more!

Your Story Writing Prompts

94 Your Story Writing Prompts

Due to popular demand, we've assembled all the Your Story writing prompts on WritersDigest.com in one post. Click the link to find each prompt, the winners, and more.

How Inspiration and Research Shape a Novel

How Inspiration and Research Shape a Novel

Historical fiction relies on research to help a story’s authenticity—but it can also lead to developments in the story itself. Here, author Lora Davies discusses how inspiration and research helped shape her new novel, The Widow’s Last Secret.

Poetic Forms

Saraband: Poetic Forms

Poetic Form Fridays are made to share various poetic forms. This week, we look at the saraband, a septet (or seven-line) form based on a forbidden dance.

Karen Hamilton: On Cause and Effect

Karen Hamilton: On Cause and Effect

International bestselling author Karen Hamilton discusses the “then and now” format of her new domestic thriller, The Ex-Husband.

Plot Twist Story Prompts: The Ultimatum

Plot Twist Story Prompts: The Ultimatum

Every good story needs a nice (or not so nice) turn or two to keep it interesting. This week, have a character give or face an ultimatum.

6 Things Every Writer Should Know About Sylvia Beach and Shakespeare and Company

6 Things Every Writer Should Know About Sylvia Beach and Shakespeare and Company

Sylvia Beach was friend to many writers who wrote what we consider classics today. Here, author Kerri Maher shares six things everyone should know about her and Shakespeare and Company.

How Writers Can Apply Business Tools to Their Writing

How Writers Can Apply Business Tools to Their Writing

Author Katherine Quevedo takes an analytical look at the creative process in hopes to help other writers find writing success.