Screenwriter and novelist Timothy Miller explains how he came to write historical fiction and how research can help him drive his plot.
Authors Dr. Munish Batra and Keith R.A. DeCandido explain how they came to co-write their novel and why it's important to them that the readers experience outrage while reading.
Award-winning mystery author Jane K. Cleland describes what it's like to write a long-running book series and offers expert advice for the genre writer.
Science fiction author Gerald Brandt explains how this new series explores the genre boundary and how he came to find his newest book's focus.
Buzz words abound in Hollywood. Probably the biggest one is "high-concept ideas." Jeanne Veillette Bowerman explains what that phrase mean and why high-concept ideas make a screenwriting career.
Author Robert Jones, Jr. discusses the inspiration that led him to write his debut novel and how he stayed focused on the heart of his story during the writing process.
Bestselling author Julia Claiborne Johnson shares the secret to how books get published, what surprised her the most about getting a second book published, how to handle holes in research for historical novels, and so much more.
In the first of a two-part series, WD editor Moriah Richard explains how magic systems exist on a spectrum and gives you some tips on selecting a system that works for you.
Author Evan I. Schwartz explains how he went from writing nonfiction to fiction and how he came to discover his non-profit publisher.
Putting your screenplays up against other writers' scripts creates an opportunity to stand out from the crowd. Jeanne Veillette Bowerman shares advice on choosing and succeeding in a screenwriting competition.
Mystery novelist Tessa Wegert gives writers simple tricks to ensuring your character's secrets are revealed at just the right time.
In this article, author Tessa Arlen explains how to navigate the differences between American and English audiences and create a realistic historical mystery.