In these online exclusive outtakes, Scott Turow talks discusses the role setting plays in his fiction, and why the backdrop of his latest, Testimony, is so different from past works.
Download our ready-made pitch, query and payment trackers (as seen in the February 2017 Writer’s Digest) to streamline the business of your writing—and make this your most efficient year yet. To download the following Microsoft Excel spreadsheets, right-click the links below and select “Save As,” “Save Target As” or “Save Link...
In this extended Q&A, the 50-year-old happiness and habits expert talks about why she became a full-time writer, how she found an agent and what advice she has for those trying to write a novel in a month.
If you prefer to write from a detailed outline, an ideal organizational tool may be hiding in plain sight on your computer. View a full-sized version of the Microsoft Excel spreadsheet author Michael J. Martinez used to plot out his novel MJ-12: Inception (as explained in the article “Chart It Out”...
The notion that we humans can create something out of nothing—whether a novel, a song, a painting or a recipe for vegan chili—is fascinating and just a little bit magical.
If you have ever written a high school term essay, you can write your life story. Here are the 10 core legacy themes to help you accomplish it.
Bestselling Columbine author Dave Cullen shares his advice on what you can do to make a living from your writing—and how to get your work read.