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A Nest of Words: What Kind of Writer-Bird Are You?
What kind of writer-bird are you? Gayle Brandeis looks at different species of birds and their nest building techniques and considers how our fine feathered friends’ creative processes might intersect with our own as writers.
5 Lessons Writers Can Learn from the Film 'Can You Ever Forgive Me?'
The 2018 film adaptation of Lee Israel's memoir Can Your Ever Forgive Me?, which details her criminal misadventures forging letters by famous authors, was met with critical acclaim—and it offers several valuable lessons for writers.
Puzzles for Writers: 3 Quotable Cryptograms
In the January 2019 issue of Writer's Digest, we included a Cryptogram (#2 below) in our Potpourri for the Pen column. Solve it, plus two additional cryptograms, shown below, to discover writing wisdom by famous writers from past issues of Writer’s Digest magazine.
First Words Quiz: Can You Match the First Lines of These Famous Books to Their Titles?
In the November/December 2018 issue, the back-page “Potpourri for the Pen” column featured a matching game in which readers had to match the first lines of famous books to their titles. Find the activity here, followed by an answer key.
Superhero Sauce: Blending Pop Culture & Academic Disciplines in Nonfiction (+ a Quiz!)
In his book 'Superhero Ethics,' Travis Smith blended his knowledge of political philosophy with superhero mythos. By outlining his writing process and what he learned, he demonstrates how combining pop culture topics with academic disciplines can make for fun and accessible nonfiction books.
11 Webcomics for Writers: Inspiration and Motivation
Sometimes we have to look outside of our usual medium to find the motivation we need to get the words on the page—or to just feel like someone else "gets it." Check out these webcomics for writers.
Day Job Jumble Quiz: Can You Guess the Day Jobs of These Famous Authors?
The Potpourri for the Pen column in the September 2018 issue of Writer’s Digest featured a game in which you had to match the famous authors to their unexpected day jobs. Take the quiz here (and find the answers from the magazine).
Camp NaNoWriMo: Take Our “What Kind of Camper Are You?” Quiz
Here, the Camp NaNoWriMo team has shared a special quiz for campers (and any writer!) to determine which camper personality matches yours. Are you an adventurer, or are you more relaxed—or are you the glamping type? Find out here.
Writer's Digestion: Announcing the April 2018 Special Issue
The April 2018 issue of Writer's Digestion is here—meeting all your writing and nutrition needs in one delectable swoop.
Crossword Conundrum – Puzzle Solutions from WD's May/June 2018 Issue
We're always delighted to include fun puzzles and games for writers in the back of each issue of Writer's Digest. The May/June 2018 issue includes a crossword puzzle, and now we've brought it to our readers on the web. Play the puzzle here, or find the answers to the version that appears in the magazine.