What Is Pastiche in Literature, and Why Is Sherlock Holmes Perfect for It?
What has made Sherlock Holmes so adaptable and changeable throughout the character’s original inception? Author Timothy Miller explains.
How To Tell a Meaningful Story Without Using Words
They say a picture’s worth 1,000 words—how about a book full of them? Author and illustrator Sophie Burrows shares how to tell silent stories.
The Challenge of Keeping a Novel Series Fresh
When the goal to write one book turned into 15 (and counting), bestselling author Ian Hamilton found himself being asked about the difficulty of keeping a series compelling. Here, he discusses the challenges of keeping a novel series fresh.
Writing Mistakes Writers Make: Only Looking to the “Classics” for Inspiration
The Writer's Digest team has witnessed many writing mistakes over the years, so we started this series to help identify them for other writers (along with correction strategies). This week's writing mistake is only looking to the “classics” for inspiration.
10 Tips for Marketing Your Children's Book
With the advent of online marketing and social media influencers, there are now myriad ways to get your book front and center on people's minds before its release. Here, Christine Evans shares 10 tips for marketing your children's book.
Writer's Digest January/February 2022 Cover Reveal
Revealing the January/February 2022 issue of Writer's Digest, all about finding success in 2022, and including an interview with bestselling novelist Lisa Jewell.
C. Hope Clark: On Releasing Two Books at Once
Multi-award-winning author C. Hope Clark discusses the whirlwind experience of releasing Murder in Craven and Burned in Craven at the same time, the first two novels in her new mystery series, The Craven County Mysteries.
Michael Wisehart: On the Epic Process of Writing Epic Fantasy
Multiple award-winner Michael Wisehart discusses the community of writers that has helped him along his writing journey, including his new fantasy fiction novel, The Four-Part Key.
10 Things Writers Should Know About the Universe
The sky's the limit when writing about the universe, but it's important to get a few things straight. Dr. Matt Bothwell offers 10 things every writer should know about the universe, and how getting it wrong isn't always bad.
Seressia Glass: On Cosplaying Feelings in Romantic Comedy
Award-winning author Seressia Glass discusses how her love of cosplay led her to writing a love story in her new romantic comedy novel, The Love Con.
How to Write About Grief for Children (and Adults) in Fiction
Losing someone we love for the first time is something we don't forget, and art can make it easier to confront our loss. Here, authors Don Handfield and Joshua Malkin share how to write about grief for children (and adults) in fiction.
Brendan P. Bellecourt: On Scaling Back to Give the Reader More
Author Brendan P. Bellecourt discusses how combining characters offered more time to get to know them in his new science fiction novel, Absynthe.
What Writers Should Know About High-End Weddings
2022 is seeing the highest number of weddings in almost 40 years. With celebration on the mind, authors Asher Fogle Paul and Mary Hollis Huddleston offer 5 things writers should know about high-end weddings.
5 Tips for Writing About Big Historical Events in Fiction
Novelist Anna Stuart shares her top five tips for writing about big historical events in fiction so that the story stays front and center...and engaging.
Ian Douglas: On Telling the Truth in Science Fiction
New York Times bestselling author Ian Douglas discusses how he incorporated implausible conspiracy theories to uncover the truth in his new science fiction novel, Alien Hostiles.
8 Tips for Developing a Thrilling Espionage Premise
Maintaining tension and high stakes requires careful attention in the writing process. Ambassador Philip Kaplan offers 8 tips for developing a thrilling espionage premise that helped him in writing his debut book, Night in Tehran.