Breaking In Writers Digest
Breaking In: An Interview With Hollow Kingdom Author Kira Jane Buxton
Read our full Breaking In interview with Kira Jane Buxton about her debut novel, Hollow Kingdom, new in paperback from Grand Central.
Breaking In: Interview With Whiteout Conditions Author Tariq Shah
Read our full Breaking In interview with Tariq Shah about his debut novel, Whiteout Conditions, from Two Dollar Radio.
Breaking In: An Interview with Debut Middle-Grade Author J. Kaspar Kramer
The debut middle-grade author answers questions about writing and publishing her folklore-inspired historical fiction set in Communist Romania.
Breaking In: Interview With Abi Daré, Author of The Girl With the Louding Voice
The Girl With the Louding Voice by Abi Daré is a Book of the Month pick for February. To celebrate, we're publishing an unabridged version of Abi Daré's interview that originally ran in the Breaking In column of the January/February 2020 issue of Writer's Digest.
Breaking In: An Interview With Such a Fun Age Author Kiley Reid
Such a Fun Age author Kiley Reid discusses her writing process and what she learned working to get her bestselling novel—a Reese's Book Club pick—published.
Interview With Beth O'Leary, Author of WHSmith 2019 Fiction Book of the Year
Congratulations to Beth O'Leary! Her debut novel The Flatshare was recently announced as 2019 Fiction Book of the Year by the British retailer WHSmith—an honor previously bestowed on books such as Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman and The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins.
Building The Yellow House: An Interview With National Book Award Finalist Sarah M. Broom
The National Book Award finalist answers 10 questions about her debut memoir The Yellow House.
The Lessons I've Learned From Writing About the History of Another Country
Author of the middle-grade historical fantasy novel The Story That Cannot Be Told J. Kasper Kramer tells what lessons she learned from writing about the Romanian revolution, and the truths that the histories of other countries can teach us about our own present.
Breaking In: Fantasy author Sarah J. Sover on Finding Home at a Small Press
Debut author Sarah J. Sover talks about finding the perfect home for her comedic fantasy novel Double-Crossing the Bridge with the indie publisher The Parliament House.
Breaking In: The Ash Family Author Molly Dektar on Creating Her Chilling Cult Fiction
Debut author of The Ash Family Molly Dektar talks about picking one project to focus on at a time, the importance of taking research trips, and how she landed her dream agent in this unabridged Breaking In interview.
How to Protect Your Artistic Integrity: Let Go of Expectations
Hollow Kingdom author Kira Jane Buxton shares the writing journey that led her let go of expectations while writing.
Breaking In: Keah Brown on Going From Viral Hashtag Creator to Debut Memoir Author
Happy pub day to Keah Brown! Her debut memoir, The Pretty One, released today from Atria Books. To celebrate, we're publishing the unabridged version of Keah's interview featured in the Breaking In column of the September 2019 issue of Writer's Digest. You can catch Keah on the debut authors panel at the Writer's Digest Annual Conference.
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.
How to Find a Literary Agent in 109 Easy Steps
Some writers have all the luck, but most writers take more than a few tries to unlock the secrets of how to find a literary agent. Martine Fournier Watson shares the story of her journey through 108 rejections over the course of 18 months.
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.
Two Authors Discuss How Their Debut Novels Were Picked Up by Hollywood
Film adaptations aren’t typically in the plotline for debut novels, but two new thriller/suspense authors, Kathleen Barber and Rea Frey, have capped their debut dreams with film contracts for books seemingly written for the screen.
Almost Missed You Debuts Today! Get One Last Look Behind the Scenes
After a lifetime of dreaming, it’s finally here. My novel, Almost Missed You, is out and available in bookstores today! And I have you to thank.
Important Writing Lessons From First-Time Novelists
Writing and publishing your debut novel can take three months or 30 years. In this roundtable discussion, five very different breakout authors share what they’ve learned about how to position yourself for success.