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Announcing the Winners of the 88th Annual Writer’s Digest Writing Competition

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...

The WD Interview: Amor Towles | Exclusive

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.

How to Write a Young Adult Novel

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...

OK vs. Okay (vs. O.K.)

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.