Write Better Nonfiction
This is the place to learn how to write better nonfiction. WD editors & guest contributors cover everything about writing—from grammar to writing tips to fueling your creative fire, we have you covered. Your nonfiction writing career will thank you.
Freelance Food Writing: How to Break Into the Industry
Food writer Deanna Martinez-Bey shares her advice on breaking into the freelance food-writing industry, including finding your niche, pitching ideas, and more.
Hafizah Augustus Geter: On Confronting Complicated Questions When Writing Memoir
Award-winning writer Hafizah Augustus Geter discusses how her experience as a poet helped her take on her new memoir, The Black Period.
How You Know When the Time Is Right To Write a Memoir
Choosing to write a memoir is no small decision. How do you know when the time is right for you? Here, author Peter Quinn shares how to know when to write a memoir.
Negotiating Interviews With Sensitivity, Integrity, and Care
There are countless reasons why trying to land a crucial interview can go wrong. Here, interviews producer and writer Sam McAlister shares how to negotiate highly sought-after interviews with sensitivity, integrity, and care.
Lisa Nikolidakis: On Writing Emotionally Difficult Material
Author Lisa Nikolidakis discusses how grief fueled her desire to write her new memoir, No One Crosses the Wolf.
Mia Mercado: On Challenging Niceness Through Personal Essays
Writer Mia Mercado discusses combining essays with short stories in her new collection, She’s Nice Though.
When That Grammar You (Think You) Learned May Be Hurting Your Writing
Ellen Jovin, author of Rebel With a Clause, shares three fake rules of grammar and how what you think you learned in English class may actually be hurting your writing.
10 Dos and Don’ts of Writing a Piece of Journalism
Alison Hill breaks down the fundamental rules of journalism and offers 10 dos and don’ts of journalistic writing.
How To Turn Artifacts and Research Into a Family Memoir
A century’s old family heirloom acted as a clue to the past for author Cornelia Maude Spelman. Here, she shares how to turn artifacts and research into a family memoir.
6 Things My Career as a Travel Writer Taught Me About Writing a Memoir
After 30 years as a travel writer, Mark Chesnut spent his days exploring the world and writing about what he saw. Here, he shares 6 things his career as a travel writer taught him about writing his first memoir.
Cover Reveal: The Storyteller's Workbook
Bestselling authors Adrienne Young and Isabel Ibañez have joined forces to write The Storyteller's Workbook: An Inspirational, Interactive Guide to the Craft of Novel Writing—and WD is excited to reveal the cover!
My Journey From Journalist to Novelist
Author Mary Ford shares how she made the transition from a life-long journalist, including nearly 30 years as the editor of community newspapers, to debut novelist. Includes thoughts on how journalism and fiction writing are similar and different.