Congratulations to the winners of the 88th Annual Writer’s Digest Writing Competition! For an interview with the Grand Prize winner, see the November/December 2019 issue of Writer’s Digest. See which WD competitions are currently accepting entries at writersdigest.com/competitions. Grand Prize Jerry Slaff, Lies (Stage Play,Television/Movie Script). Read the first act of Lies...
WD Contributor Jera Brown talked with authors Karen Russell, Esme Weijun Wang, and Jericho Borwn about what truth in writing means to them in the November/December 2019 issue of WD. Here's and extended cut of what wouldn't fit onto the pages of the magazine.
In this online exclusive from the November/December 2019 issue of Writer's Digest, read the full script of the 88th Annual Writer's Digest Writing Competition grand prize winner: Lies by Jerry Slaff.
In this exclusive cut of the Writer's Digest Interview with novelist Amor Towles, he talks about his book club, promoting novels for an extended period of time while trying to write the next thing, and his upcoming works-in-progress.
Is it better to use one space or two spaces after a period? Find the definitive answer for one of the most divisive topics this side of the Oxford comma with Grammar Rules from the Writer's Digest editors.
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.
Nervous about pitching to an agents at a writing conference? Valley of Shadows author Steven Cooper has a few tips to make sure your pitch is a success.
Twine author Monica Duncan shares her best revision secret: waiting and returning to edit a manuscript with fresh eyes.
Here are 14 William Faulkner quotes for writers and about writing from the author of As I Lay Dying, Light in August, and The Sound and the Fury. In these quotes, Faulkner covers writing, reading, dreaming, and more.
Discover (and debate) the 10 best dystopian novels for writers ever written (with a few honorable mentions thrown in), according to Writer’s Digest Senior Editor Robert Lee Brewer.
Here are 10 Robert Jordan quotes for writers and about writing from the author of the Wheel of Time series, books in the Conan the Barbarian series, and more. In these quotes, Jordan covers books, fools, reading, and more.
Learn when it's appropriate to use allude vs. elude with Grammar Rules from the Writer's Digest editors, including a few examples of correct and incorrect usages.
Check out what's in the upcoming November/ December issue of Writer's Digest, featuring the WD Interview with Amor Towles.
Here are 10 Kazuo Ishiguro quotes for writers and about writing from the author of The Remains of the Day, When We Were Orphans, and Never Let Me Go. In these quotes, Ishiguro covers writing what you know, building characters, imagination, and more.
Learn when it's appropriate to use prophecy vs. prophesy with Grammar Rules from the Writer's Digest editors, including a few examples of correct and incorrect usages.
Here are 12 Agatha Christie quotes for writers and about writing from the author of Murder on the Orient Express, And Then There Were None, and The Murder of Roger Ackroyd. In these quotes, Christie covers inspiration, books, killers, and more.
In this post, learn how to write a young adult novel from beginning to end, including 4 approaches for the first chapter of your novel, how to write for teens without sounding like an adult writing for teens, tips on writing pitch perfect YA characters, how to write a young adult...
Here are 14 Roald Dahl quotes for writers and about writing from the author of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, James and the Giant Peach, and The Witches. In these quotes, Dahl covers books, magic, nonsense, and more.
Need some inspiration for your next writing project? Hummingbird in Underworld author Deborah Tobola has 7 exercises to fuel your creativity.
Lions of the Sky author Paco Chierici tells how his 20-year career as a U.S. Navy fighter pilot influences his fiction writing.
Here are 12 Mary Shelley quotes for writers and about writing from the author of Frankenstein: or, The Modern Prometheus, Valperga, and The Last Man. In these quotes, Shelley covers power, invention, evil, and more.
Learn when it's appropriate to use OK vs. okay vs. O.K. with Grammar Rules from the Writer's Digest editors, including a few examples of correct and incorrect usages.
YA author Rayne Lacko tells how falling in love with the colorful speech patterns of the American Southwest helped her shape her novel A Song for the Road.
Here are 12 quotes on the craft and business of writing from agents, editors, and authors at the 2019 Writer's Digest Annual Conference in New York City. These quotes cover the creation process, revision, following up with agents, and more.
"Write what you know" is common writing advice, but when it comes to mining what you know about your friends and family for stories, you enter delicate territory, as Mark Guerin shares in this guest post.