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.
YEAR IN REVIEW 2023 • Tracking the biggest publishing stories of 2023 and how they might affect you.
THE RIGHT VS. LEFT BRAIN DILEMMA • Improve your writing by giving your brain a workout.
WRITING WHAT YOU KNOW: YOURSELF • Mine five areas of your life to make every part of your writing more unique and richly layered.
OMIT THOSE NEEDLESS WORDS: HOW TO DO RUTHLESS EDITING 101 • Ten tips to make your writing efficient, yet engaging.
HOW MUCH SHOULD I CHARGE? • Pay Rate Chart for Freelancers
THE 5 QUESTIONS YOU SHOULD ASK DURING (ALMOST) EVERY INTERVIEW
HOW TO DEAL WITH A NIGHTMARE EDIT
FREELANCING: WHEN—AND HOW—TO FIRE A CLIENT
DOUBLE THE FUN • Writing a manuscript with dual points of view can be a challenge, but it can also be rewarding for both you and readers if it serves the story. Here’s how.
NAILING YOUR GENRE’S VOICE AND TONE • Learn how a careful combination of character personality and sentence flow can shape two critical aspects of writing craft.
THIS CHANGES EVERYTHING • Five steps to approach writing your story’s inciting incident.
HOW TO WRITE A DYNAMITE LAST CHAPTER • Analyze the final chapter of five classic novels to see how you can apply their compelling techniques to your own writing.
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.
100 BEST MARKETS FOR WRITERS • Find success and get paid for writing about what you know and love by pitching to one of these 100 print and online publications.
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.
IS IT LEGIT? • How to protect yourself from publishing scams.
ESTATE PLANNING FOR AUTHORS • Five Simple Tips to Build Your Legacy
WRITE IT OUT • Writing prompts to boost your creativity.