Writer's Digest magazine is a comprehensive source of writing instruction for writers. Each issue provides advice and insider tips on writing and selling fiction, nonfiction, poetry and scripts.
LEARN BY EXAMPLE • Paint a Character in 2 Lines
More Isn’t Always Better
Oakland Public Library Exhibits Items Found in Returned Books • What the Found in a Library Book project reveals about a community.
Worth a Thousand Words
Unearthing the Personal • Toni Lepeska, the Writer’s Digest 3rd Annual Personal Essay Awards grand-prize winner, discusses the difference between journalism and essay writing, exploring grief, and raising the bar for yourself.
Poetic asides • No matter what you write, a bit of poetic license can be a valuable asset to any writer’s arsenal.
Write It Out • Writing prompts to boost your creativity.
Writing Those Pesky Ratings, Reviews, and Blurbs Without Stress • New rules. New strategies. New paths to success.
Amra Pajalić, pen name Mae Archer
Book Marketing Copy 101 • Making sense of the publishing world.
WRITERS ON WRITING • Cam Collins and Steve Shell
Ismita Hussain • GREAT DOG LITERARY
BREAKING IN • Debut authors: How they did it, what they learned, and why you can do it, too.
The 25th Annual 101 Best Websites for Writers
The Writer’s Digest Community of Websites • Writer’s Digest maintains a collection of websites to serve your writing needs. Be sure to visit us at these places.
The Four Elements • Learn the difference between loglines, elevator pitches, query pitches, and a plot synopsis to make the best first impression with literary agents.
Honing the Power of Suggestion With Flash Fiction • Tips for making the biggest impact with the fewest words.
A Good Ending • Learn where a personal essay delivers its gift.
“That’s My Journey” • Susan Mattern, author of Out of the Lion’s Den, grand-prize winner of the 10th Annual WD Self-Published E-Book Awards, talks staying true to her story and the beneifts of writing at a distance from the events.
Omit Those Needless Words: How to Do Ruthless Editing 101 • Ten tips to make your writing efficient, yet engaging.
Rita Rosenkranz • Rita Rosenkranz Literary Agency | New York, N.Y.
The Art (and Arc) of Writing Micro Memoir • The art and craft of writing nonfiction.
5 Flash Fiction and Nonfiction Markets
Using Shorter Pieces to Improve Your Longer Projects • Advice and tips to boost your writing skills.
Creation Myths • Tips for making your story concrete.
Picture This • An Illustrator’s Advice to Picture Book Authors
FRONTLIST/BACKLIST • Whether hot off the presses or on the shelves for years, a good book is worth talking about.
CREATIVE QUILL • A playground for your pen.