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.
Here are 10 Tess Gerritsen quotes for writers and about writing from the author of The Surgeon, Vanish, and The Shape of Night. In these quotes, Gerritsen covers writing, ideas, books, and more.
Here are 5 NaNoWriMo prompts to help motivate you to keep working on your writing challenge past the November 15 midpoint.
For the release of her newest Stephanie Plum book, Twisted Twenty-Six, here are 8 Janet Evanovich quotes for writers and about writing from her February 2007 WD interview.
Here are 10 Lisa Scottoline quotes for writers and about writing from the author of Final Appeal, Look Again, and Don't Go. In these quotes, Scottoline covers writing, character, dreaming, and more.
Learn when to use where vs. were vs. wear vs. we're with Grammar Rules from the Writer's Digest editors, including a few examples of correct usages.
If you need help getting started with your writing this weekend, here are 5 weekend writing prompts to get your creative juices flowing again.
From the WD archives, this 2003 interview with Richard Russo includes his perspective on winning the Pulitzer, crafting characters, and his first reader.
In this Vintage WD article from January 1970, Norman Cousins gives his take on the writer's social responsibility, and we think it stands the test of time.
Learn when you're using an analogy vs. metaphor vs. simile with Grammar Rules from the Writer's Digest editors, including a few examples of correct usages.
Here are 10 Brad Meltzer quotes for writers and about writing from the author of The Tenth Justice, Identity Crisis, and History Decoded: The 10 Greatest Conspiracies of All Time. In these quotes, Meltzer covers character, plot, passion, and more.
Author Jane Bernstein shares five thoughts on how to use place to move your story forward by showing how setting affects characters and characters affect setting.
Enjoy 8 Debbie Macomber quotes about writing including the goals she has for her books and readers, and a bit of motivation for writers who have busy families.
New York Times bestselling author and Pulitzer Prize finalist S.C. Gwynne shares the secret to a high-quality nonfiction writing: spending time on an outline.
To celebrate the release of the newest Jack Reacher novel, Blue Moon, here are 7 Lee Child quotes about writing to keep you excited about your own writing.
Author Timothy J. Hillegonds shares three ideas on how to determine what to include and what to leave out of a memoir so that it supports the main themes of the book.
Here are 12 Sylvia Plath quotes for writers and about writing from the author of The Colossus and Other Poems, Ariel, and The Bell Jar. In these quotes, Plath covers poetry, love, Shakespeare, and more.
Author Sadie Hoagland shares 5 things to consider when writing difficult topics and how to write about grief, including how to handle honesty, trauma, and abstraction.
Get in the Halloween mood by reading these suspense stories recommended by WD Senior Editor, Amy Jones.
The staff of the writing community nonprofit demystify the process behind their annual month-long challenge.
Here are 7 Michael Connelly quotes from his two previous WD interviews to celebrate the release of his newest Harry Bosch novel.
Keith Wain revisits the 1946 George Orwell essay "Why I Write" by looking at the relevance of each of the four key points in the digital era.
Author D.M. Pulley shares her five tips for building a house or setting that comes alive for readers based off her experience working as a structural engineer.
William Shakespeare invented as many as 1,700 words during his lifetime. While there is debate about which ones were really his, we've collected 33 lamentable words below that were definitely coined by the Bard of Avon.