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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FROM OUR READERS • WD posed the question to readers on our website: “As technology continues to change the way we think about reading and writing, what’s something you hope never changes?” Readers responded:
Technology and the Writer
Find Your Niche • With creativity and intention, you don’t need to be an expert to find success writing for specialty magazines.
Worth a Th ousand Words
Writing Prompts That Teach • Writing prompts can be used for more than inspiration. With deliberate practice, they can help you explore specific writing skills, like incorporating technology into your fictional world.
Poetic asides • No matter what you write, a bit of poetic license can be a valuable asset to any writer’s arsenal.
Rediscovering the Friendship of Abandoned Characters
3 Simple Strategies for Marketing Your Book
The Writer’s Guide to Being a Great Podcast Guest • Making sense of the publishing world.
Stephanie Delman • TRELLIS LITERARY MANAGEMENT
BREAKING IN • Debut authors: How they did it, what they learned, and why you can do it, too.
THE 24TH 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.
#PITCHPERFECT • While online pitching events were popular before the pandemic, their presence is more important now than ever. Here are tips for how to pitch your book in 280 characters or fewer.
WHEN YOUR SUFFICIENTLY ADVANCED SCIENCE NEEDS A SYSTEM • How much science do you need to develop and include in your science fiction? Jeff Somers offers tips for how detailed you need to be in this part of the story’s world-building based on your novel’s goals.
BACK TO BASICS • Ran Walker shares 10 reasons why going “old school” with notebooks is the best technology for writers.
Kate Quinn • The bestselling author of The Alice Network talks writing for love and the market and the inspiration behind her new novel, The Diamond Eye.
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GETTING IT RIGHT • Steve Physioc’s dream of a story led him to three self-published titles and the crowning achievement of being named this year’s Self-Published E-book Awards Grand Prize Winner.
STRENGTH IN (A LACK OF) NUMBERS • Alyssa Rickert, the Writer’s Digest 2nd Annual Personal Essay Awards Grand Prize winner, discusses the delicate art of emotionality and brevity in flash nonfiction.
FINDING THE SPACE BETWEEN THE ROM AND THE COM
FUNNY YOU SHOULD ASK • A literary agent’s mostly serious answers to your mostly serious questions.
ALL ABOUT THE PITCH • Covering the tips, tricks, and tactics for capturing the attention of an assigning editor so you don’t get ghosted.
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Managing Point of View (Part 2 of 3): Emotional Distance • Advice and tips to boost your writing skills.
The Ticking Clock • Tips for making your story concrete.
How 22 Kidlit Debuts Broke Into the Market for 2022 • Writing and publishing advice for picture books, middle-grade, and young adult storytelling.
CONFERENCE SCENE • Events to advance your craft, connections, and career.
Building Your Brand
POTPOURRI FOR THE PEN • An aromatic blend of writerly diversions.