Writing Resources, Writing Help

Writing is about more than putting pen to paper. With these additional writing resources, you can get feedback on your writing, learn to be a better writer, find agents and markets, and even explore self-publishing opportunities – all exclusively from WritersDigest.
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Writing is about more than putting pen to paper. With these additional writing resources, you can get feedback on your writing, learn to be a better writer, find agents and markets, and even explore self-publishing opportunities – all exclusively from WritersDigest.

2nd Draft

Writers send their work to 2nd Draft Critique Service and get the specific, tailored advice they need to get an extra edge on the competition — and make their work more marketable. After a thorough evaluation of the submission, a hand-selected-professional writer will give detailed feedback and recommendations. Writers learn not only what’s working in the writing, but what’s not, and — most importantly — how to fix it.

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Writer's Digest University

Writers Digest University is the only program of web-based writing instruction developed by Writer’s Digest. Writers Digest University combines the best of this world-class writing instruction with the convenience and immediacy of the internet to create a state-of-the-art learning environment.

Workshops have been developed by the best in the business—professionals who not only know about writing, but about the teaching of writing. Instructors are published writers—as well as editors, educators and seminar leaders providing feedback from an informed, professional source.

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6 Lessons of Writing for Novelists

6 Lessons of Writing for Novelists

As the author of 16 novels, Wendy Wax shares her top 6 tips for novelists to help their writing journey go as smoothly as possible.

Elyssa Friedland: On Letting Setting Guide You

Elyssa Friedland: On Letting Setting Guide You

When author Elyssa Friedland settled on the setting for her latest novel, Last Summer at the Golden Hotel, the characters and plot came to her. Here, she discusses the importance of setting.

Alyson Gerber: On Writing Difficult Topics for Young Readers

Alyson Gerber: On Writing Difficult Topics for Young Readers

Critically acclaimed author Alyson Gerber discusses how she tackled the topic of disordered eating in her latest middle-grade novel, Taking Up Space.

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WD Presents: Annual Writing Competition, Submission Guidelines, and More!

This week, we’re excited to announce the extended Annual Writing Competition deadline for 2021, details on how to submit your writing to Writer’s Digest, and more!

Amorak Huey: On Stalling Out After Publication

Amorak Huey: On Stalling Out After Publication

Poet Amorak Huey hit a creative roadblock after publishing his latest poetry collection Dad Jokes From Late in the Patriarchy. He shares his cure (and more!) in this article.

From Script

New Original Podcasts, Videos, and Understanding Data as a Screenwriter (From Script)

In this week’s round-up brought to us by ScriptMag.com, Script releases brand new audible and visual content!

Summer Writing Activities for Writers

8 Summer Writing Activities for Writers

Summer is upon us, so here are 8 summer writing activities for writers to consider as the temperature rises.

Books and Authors to Check Out in 2021

71 Books and Authors to Check Out in 2021!

Need a book to read in 2021? Want to find a new author to check out? Then, explore this list of 71 books and authors featured in our author spotlight series in a variety of genres.

How Do I Get My Poetry Published?

How Do I Get My Poetry Published?

Learn how to get your poetry published, whether you're trying to get a poem or an entire book of poems published.