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.
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Yangsze Choo: Memories of Malaya • The author shows that writing historical fiction involves much more than research.
The Seven Pillars of Freelance Success • Skyrocket your freelance writing career with these seven guiding principles.
Poetic asides • No matter what you write, a bit of poetic license can be a valuable asset to any writer’s arsenal.
I Had My Daughter in Midlife and She Became My Writing Muse
WRITERS ON WRITING • DISCOVERING THE HUMOR IN MY NOVEL
INDIELAB • New rules. New strategies. New paths to success.
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BREAKING IN • Debut authors: How they did it, what they learned, and why you can do it, too.
A New View • Award-nominated fiction editor Diana M. Pho shares five tips for looking at your manuscript from a new perspective and avoiding common first-draft mistakes.
Foreign Rights Sales • Author Jordan Rosenfeld digs deep into the world of foreign rights, giving up control when adapting books, and The Next Big Thing.
Finding the Words • How does a book travel across cultures? Book translators offer a glimpse at the nuances of their art and reveal what authors can expect during the process.
Losing the Big One • A seasoned freelance writer who once lost his biggest client tells how to survive the loss—and protect yourself from similar situations.
Twisty Business • Thriller author Sam Boush interviewed international bestselling authors Steve Berry, Blake Crouch, C.J. Tudor, Ruth Ware, and more for their advice on how to write a bestselling thriller.
Viet Thanh Nguyen • The award-winning author discusses the challenges of writing his second novel and why trusting readers can make for a more compelling narrative.
FUNNY YOU SHOULD ASK • A literary agent’s mostly serious answers to your mostly serious questions.
First Things First • THE CHALLENGE: Write the opening line to a story based on the photo prompt below.
DESIRE DRIVES STORY
Three Mistakes Writers Make in Act I
Identifying Your Book’s Target Audience
Four Reasons Why This Can Be Your Year to Find Publishing Success
Building Community • Top 10 Ways to Grow Your Writer Network in a Physically Distant World
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