Professional screenwriter Greg Russo discusses the joy and challenge of converting a popular video games series into a screenplay and the balance of enticing a new audience while honoring a franchise's fans.
Want to know how to keep your readers engaged and entertained with your mystery novel? Let these six tips from thriller author Kris Calvin guide you!
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 not knowing when to shelve a project.
In this article, WD editor Moriah Richard guides genre writers through the selection and creation of fantastical animals for their world-building.
In this article, Kim Hooper and Meredith Resnick discuss what their co-writing process looked like and provide practical tips to consider when you're thinking of partnering with another writer to create a nonfiction book.
Why is engaging the reader's emotions so important? YA author and award-winning journalist Robin Farmer lays out the answer in this article.
Fantasy author Sarah Beth Durst gives her top 4 tips for writing an epic fantasy that engages readers and creates a logical and impossible world.
Founder of FoxPrint Editorial and bestselling author Tiffany Yates Martin explains the pros and cons of increasing tension and showing character arcs.
Bestselling author Nicole Galland gives genre writers 6 expert tips to ground the time travel in their novels for the best reader experience.
Mystery and crime novelist Russ Thomas explains how best to create a police procedural that will hook your reader and keep them coming back for more.
Bestselling author Erika Robuck provides her top 7 tips for creating an engaging historical fiction novel.
Novelist Wendy Holden explains how you can best tackle characterizing the British Royal Family.
Bestselling author Sebastian Fitzek shares his top 5 tips for writing a successful psychological thriller.
Romance author Eva Leigh explains the complications in writing a historical romance and provides tips for how to do it well.