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Crafting Animal Characters like an Expert

Whether your work-in-progress features a witch's familiar, a talking animal sidekick, or a companion pet, WD editor Moriah Richard gives you the basics on how to create an animal character.

Lawrence Ferlinghetti quotes | Time wears down the pencil

8 Lawrence Ferlinghetti Quotes for Writers and About Writing

Here are 8 Lawrence Ferlinghetti quotes for writers and about writing from the author of A Coney Island of the Mind, Poetry as Insurgent Art, and Pictures of the Gone World. In these quotes, Ferlinghetti covers time, craft, passion, and more.

Russ Thomas: The Beginning and Ending of Writing

Russ Thomas: The Beginning and Ending of Writing

Mystery and crime novelist Russ Thomas discusses why he believes character is the beginning and ending of writing and what inspired his latest book, Nighthawking.

Flash Fiction Challenge

2021 February Flash Fiction Challenge: Day 23

Write a piece of flash fiction each day of February with the February Flash Fiction Challenge, led by editor Moriah Richard. Each day, receive a prompt, example story, and write your own. Today's prompt is to write something based off a random word.

Amara: Market Spotlight

Amara: Market Spotlight

For this week's market spotlight, we look at Amara, a single-title romance imprint of Entangled Publishing.

Peak vs. Peek vs. Pique (Grammar Rules)

Peak vs. Peek vs. Pique (Grammar Rules)

Learn when to use peak vs. peek vs. pique with Grammar Rules from the Writer's Digest editors, including a few examples of correct usages.

On Writing Representation in Fiction

On Writing Representation in Fiction

Author Sonya Lalli explains what it was like to write characters whose journeys mirror the author's and how other authors can let go of the burden of representation.

Flash Fiction Challenge

2021 February Flash Fiction Challenge: Day 22

Write a piece of flash fiction each day of February with the February Flash Fiction Challenge, led by editor Moriah Richard. Each day, receive a prompt, example story, and write your own. Today's prompt is to play with form.