Ericka McIntyre talks with Steve Kissing about how to write the surreal.
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.
When Linda Cardillo's manuscript drew the interest of Harlequin, she had reservations about the bodice-ripping stereotypes attached to writing romance fiction. But her preconceptions were dispelled when she learned more about the breadth and diversity of the genre today.
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.
In this excerpt from Ann Whitford Paul's new book Writing Picture Books, Revised and Expanded Edition, learn the five fundamental elements you should know inside and out about your picture-book characters.
Playwright and author Stephen Evans explains how to write funny dialogue with these five key tips informed by neurology, rhythm and theater.
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.
Dustin Grinnell dives deep into two-time Pulitzer-winner Jon Franklin’s advice for perfecting the storytelling techniques that made his narrative journalism so exciting to read.
For New York Times-bestselling fantasy novelist Jaleigh Johnson, Dungeons & Dragons (D&D) is more than just a role playing game, it's a writing tool.
In our Breaking In column in Writer’s Digest magazine, we talk with debut authors—such as Christy Stillwell, author of The Wolf Tone—about how they did it, what they learned and why you can do it, too. Here, Stillwell talks about her experience publishing with a small press and more.
Have you felt inspired to write a transformational book—one that will help your readers create change in their lives, organizations, or the world?
Industry experts and legitimate writing coaches provide advice on how to spot writing coach scams and shield yourself accordingly.
At the risk of too much of a good thing being a bad thing, here is one last installment in author and New Yorker cartoonist Bob Eckstein’s book tour.
To help you get the most value out of a partnership with a book cover designer, we turned to some of the top professionals for their across-the-aisle tips on how authors can build and maintain such successful working relationships.
Did you know there was once a secret plot to murder George Washington? Bestselling thriller writer Brad Meltzer lets us in on the secrets around his new non-fiction book 'The First Conspiracy'—plus thriller writing tips and more.
Robert F. Delaney discusses the process of writing his debut novel, which serves as a case study into the unique experience of writing about a true story that, at the time of its occurrence, received significant media coverage.
Check out a sneak peek at a few of the things you can expect to learn from three of the presenters at the 2019 Virtual Novel Writing Conference, plus a little bit about each of them.
Author and school teacher Roxanna Elden offers her four secrets to accomplishing your writing goals this year.
Jessica Strawser, former WD Editor-in-Chief and current editor-at-large (and of course, author of three novels) has been selected by the Library Foundation of Cincinnati and Hamilton County to be its 2019 Writer-in-Residence.
Bird Box author and multidisciplinary creative Josh Malerman shares insights into his writing process, what it's like having a story adapted for the screen, his unique theatrical book readings and more.
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and bestselling novelist Bryan Gruley offers his best tips for writing about controversial topics—social, political and otherwise—in your fiction.
By starting a story in the midst of action, writers can hook readers with a literary technique as old as the Greek epics—in medias res. Paul Buchanan explains.