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.
Setting the Scene
Embracing the Mysterious
Meeting the Press • 10 Tips for Your Best-Ever Media Interviews
Worth a Thousand Words
Château de Monte-Cristo • Literary Tourism, Part 2
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.
The 3 Phases of Book Signings • New rules. New strategies. New paths to success.
Demystifying the Author Website • Making sense of the publishing world.
Dani Segelbaum • CAROL MANN AGENCY
BREAKINGIN • Debut authors: How they did it, what they learned, and why you can do it, too.
WRITER’S DIGEST 2023 ANNUAL LITERARY AGENT ROUNDUP • 21 literary agents share what kind of submissions they’d like to see in their inboxes and their querying preferences.
THE BIG REVEAL • Write a compelling story by understanding when and how to reveal crucial information to readers for maximum impact.
TWISTY BUSINESS • How to stress test a plot twist.
WRITING OUR WAY INTO (AND OUT OF) DARK FORESTS • Using deep characterization for propulsive storytelling.
Chuck Wendig • The New York Times bestselling author discusses genre-hopping, fear as a motivator, and his new books.
TWO HOURS AND THREE YEARS: THE LIFE OF A SHORT SHORT STORY • New Zealand-based writer and first-place winner of the 23rd Annual Writer’s Digest Short Short Story Awards shares the personal experience that inspired her story.
Blue Agave • THE CHALLENGE: Write a short story of 650 words or fewer based on the photo below.
Kill With Your Critique … the Good Way • You can offer serious, honest feedback without crushing a writer’s soul.
AGENTSPOTLIGHT • Seasoned literary agents on the business of publishing.
Milking the Cow, Part 1 • Making the Most From Every Article Idea
Unlocking the Mysteries of Publishing a Successful Book
Use Time to Enrich Your Writing—and Your Writing Experience • Advice and tips to boost your writing skills.
Celebrations • Tips for making your story concrete.
When Mystery and Mythology Collide • Author and illustrator Nasugraq Rainey Hopson shares the process of keeping her main character in the dark while introducing readers to a culturally significant mythology with her new middle-grade book, Eagle Drums.
A Matter of Trust • Whether hot off the presses or on the shelves for years, a good book is worth talking about.
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