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100 Years of WD: How Has Writer's Digest Impacted Your Writing?
How has Writer’s Digest impacted your writing? Share your favorite memories with us to help us celebrate our 100-year anniversary in 2020—your response could appear in a future issue of the magazine! #WritersDigest100
7 Experiences to Look Forward to at the 2019 Writer's Digest Conference
Find out a few of the sessions and events we're most looking forward to at the upcoming Writer's Digest Annual Conference!
Interview with Dima Ghawi: WD's 26th Annual Self-Published Book Awards Winner
Breaking Vases author and Self-Published Book Awards Winner Dima Ghawi talks about finding the strength to tell her personal story and how she produced the book while building her new business.
3 Key Novel Writing Tips: Wisdom from the Authors Speaking in the 2019 Virtual Conference for Novelists
Check out a sneak peek at a few of the things you can expect to learn from three of the presenters at the 2019 Virtual Novel Writing Conference, plus a little bit about each of them.
WD Editor-at-Large Jessica Strawser Named 2019 Writer-in-Residence by the Cincinnati Library Foundation
Jessica Strawser, former WD Editor-in-Chief and current editor-at-large (and of course, author of three novels) has been selected by the Library Foundation of Cincinnati and Hamilton County to be its 2019 Writer-in-Residence.
N.K. Jemisin to Present Opening Keynote at Writer's Digest Conference 2019
We're thrilled to announce that author N.K. Jemisin will present the opening keynote at the Writer's Digest Annual Conference. Learn more about Jemisin and two more exciting announcements.
Introducing Writer's Digest Editor-in-Chief Ericka McIntyre
Writer's Digest magazine's Tyler Moss has passed the Editor-in-Chief torch to the dynamic Ericka McIntyre. Get to know her below.
2018 Year in Review: Inside the Publishing Industry
Explore Jane Friedman's 2018 Year in Review—her take on the latest trends and shakeups in the book and magazine realm, and what those mean for writers in the coming year.
Writer's Digest Selected as Two-Time Finalist in the 2018 Eddie and Ozzie Awards
The Folio: Eddie and Ozzie Awards are basically the Oscars of the magazine, blogging, newswriting and design worlds. This year, Writer's Digest entered two categories—Full Issue and Profile/Q&A—and was named a finalist in both.
Meet the Future of Science Fiction: The Teen Scribes of the Octavia Project
The Octavia Project, WD’s inaugural charity partner for the 2018 Annual Conference, offers young women and trans, gender non-conforming, or questioning youth the chance to participate in free interdisciplinary workshops that encourage critical thinking, build confidence, and develop skills in a myriad of subjects.
The WD Interview: Bestseller Jacqueline Woodson on Confronting Controversial Subjects & Writing Across Age Categories
In this exclusive extended interview with National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature Jacqueline Woodson, the Newberry Honored author talks character building, diversity movements, and the real-world importance of books for kids and teens.
The Making of a Grammy-Winning Audiobook: Directing Carrie Fisher's The Princess Diarist
There is no one recipe for a winning audiobook, but Jessica Kaye shares the ingredients which helped make The Princess Diarist by Carrie Fisher the 2018 winner of the Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word.
Remembering Paul Swearingen, Unsung Hero of the Writer's Digest Forums
If you haven't visited the Writer's Digest forums in the last year or read any of his books, you may not know much about author and educator Paul Swearingen. But for many members of the Writer's Digest community, Paul acted as a shepherd and a mentor on their writing journeys as a volunteer moderator of the forum.
ROAR: Writer's Digest Turns Up the Volume on Underrepresented Voices in the Writing World
Feel the thunderous reverberations of authors and industry pros working to broaden our perspectives—as writers and readers alike. Plus, learn how underrepresented voices are rising in the writing world.