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.
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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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Ruth Hogan: On Infusing Personal Interests in Fiction

Ruth Hogan: On Infusing Personal Interests in Fiction

Author Ruth Hogan discusses the process of learning a new skill in writing her new novel, The Moon, The Stars and Madame Burova.

Do You Find an Editor or Agent First?

Do You Find an Editor or Agent First?

It's a common question asked by writers looking to get their first book published: Do you find an editor or agent first? The answer depends on each writer's situation.

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WDU Presents: 7 New WDU Courses, a Chance at Publication, and More!

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What Is a Professional Editor and Why Should Writers Use One?

What Is a Professional Editor and Why Should Writers Use One?

Editor is a very broad term in the publishing industry that can mean a variety of things. Tiffany Yates Martin reveals what a professional editor is and why writers should consider using one.

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How to Find the Right Reader for Feedback, Writing Female Characters and Tapping into Emotionally Authentic Characters (From Script)

In this week’s round up brought to us by Script Magazine, read film reviews from Tom Stemple, part three of writing female characters, interviews with Free Guy scribes Zak Penn and Matt Lieberman, The Eyes of Tammy Faye screenwriter Abe Sylvia, and more!

Writing Mistakes Writers Make: Chasing Trends

Writing Mistakes Writers Make: Chasing Trends

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 writing mistake is chasing trends in writing and publishing.

Lessons Learned From Self-Publishing My Picture Book

Lessons Learned From Self-Publishing My Picture Book

Author Dawn Secord shares her journey toward self-publishing a picture book featuring her Irish Setter named Bling.

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Crown of Sonnets: Poetic Forms

Poetic Form Fridays are made to share various poetic forms. This week, we look at the crown of sonnets, a form that brings together seven sonnets in a special way.

25 Ways Reflective Writing Can Help You Grow as a Writer (and as a Person)

25 Ways Reflective Writing Can Help You Grow as a Writer (And as a Person)

Reflective writing—or journaling—is a helpful practice in helping understand ourselves, and by extensions, the stories we intend to write. Author Jeanne Baker Guy offers 25 ways reflective writing can help you grow as a writer (and as a person).