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Neighbor + Pet = Bad News

Your neighbor has taken in an unusual pet and it does something unpleasant to your house/yard. Confront your neighbor.

Post your response (500 words or less) in the comments below.

WD Poetic Form Challenge

WD Poetic Form Challenge: Englyn Penfyr

The WD Poetic Form Challenge is your opportunity to write and share a poem (the englyn penfyr this time around) for a chance to get published in the Poetic Asides column in Writer's Digest. Deadline: June 30, 2022.

From Script

Exploring Norse Mythology and Nordic Folklore in Storytelling (From Script)

In this week’s round up brought to us by Script magazine, read an exclusive interview with The Northman screenwriters Sjón and Robert Eggers, The Twin horror film screenwriters Taneli Mustonen and Aleksi Hyvärinen, and more!

Dark Secrets and Dastardly Lies: Ramping Up a Killer Plot

Dark Secrets and Dastardly Lies: Ramping Up a Killer Plot

A mystery needs more than a murder and the bad guy who did it. Here, author Connie Berry shares tips on how to ramp up a mystery novel with a killer plot.

Shame and Success: Blending Artistic Expression With Social Media

Shame and Success: Blending Artistic Expression With Social Media

With social media being so pervasive in our lives, the relationship artists have with it is both inspiring and overwhelming. Here, author Francesca Giacco discusses how social media has played a part in her life and in her new novel, Six Days in Rome.

4 Things Writers Should Know About Investigative Reporter Nellie Bly

4 Things Writers Should Know About Investigative Reporter Nellie Bly

Bestselling and award-winning Maya Rodale shines a light on the famous reporter and how her work can still inspire today’s writers.

writer's digest wd presents

WD Presents: New YouTube Video, Your Story Voting, and More!

This week, we're excited to announce a new YouTube video, voting for you "Your Story #117," and more!

5 Tips on Writing From Your Own Family History

5 Tips on Writing From Your Own Family History

Author Liz Trenow shares 5 tips on how to write from your own family history without ruffling any feathers.

From Our Readers

What Book or Short Story With a Sinister Tone Has Had a Lasting Impact on You as a Reader or Writer?: From Our Readers (Comment for a Chance at Publication)

This post announces our latest From Our Readers question: What book or short story with a sinister tone has had a lasting impact on you as a reader or writer? Comment for a chance at publication in a future issue of Writer's Digest.

Abbigail Nguyen Rosewood: On Focusing on the Work

Abbigail Nguyen Rosewood: On Focusing on the Work

Award-winning author Abbigail Nguyen Rosewood discusses pain metamorphosing into prose in her new novel, Constellations of Eve.