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.
The Mel Brooks Issue
Mark Twain House & Museum • Literary Tourism, Part 3
Worth a Thousand Words
Short Punchlines • Writing Humorous Microfiction
Poetic asides • No matter what you write, a bit of poetic license can be a valuable asset to any writer’s arsenal.
Reach Out to Readers: Author Newsletters 101 • New rules. New strategies. New paths to success.
Author Newsletters 101
Does This Query Taste Funny? • Making sense of the publishing world.
WRITERS ON WRITING • Lillie Vale
Saffron Dodd • ASH LITERARY
BREAKING IN • Debut authors: How they did it, what they learned, and why you can do it, too.
FROM THE HEART • Writing funny fiction starts with love.
WRITING HUMOR FOR FUN AND PROFIT • Get paid to wear your funny pants … and write about it!
TURNING THE PAGE INTO A CANVAS • Helping Readers Visualize Humor
THE FIRST LAUGH • A staff writer on an Emmy-nominated children’s series and voice actor for children’s animation shares her techniques for writing humor for children.
PUTTING THE "COM" IN "ROM-COM" • First comes love, then comes LOL. Learn the art of mixing comedy with romance.
FINDING THE FUNNY • The grand-prize winner of the 92nd Annual WD Writing Competition discusses how improv influences him and how he developed his winning story, “Debinar.”
A Craggy Land • THE CHALLENGE: Write a drabble—a short story of exactly 100 words—based on the photo prompt below.
WRITER’S DIGEST TUTORIAL • Writing instruction on demand! More than 350 videos from industry professionals on everything from improving your craft to getting published.
How to Blend Genres Successfully in Revisions • Revision and editing advice to take your first draft to the next level.
AGENT SPOTLIGHT • Seasoned literary agents on the business of publishing.
Milking the Cow, Part 2 Pulling It All Together • The art and craft of writing nonfiction.
4 History Magazines (and a History Magazine Family)
Lighten Up! How to Weave Humor Into Serious Writing • Advice and tips to boost your writing skills.
Symbols • Tips for making your story concrete.
How to Create Stories That Children Can Actually Read • Writing and publishing advice for picture books, middle-grade, and young adult storytelling.
Laugh Until I Cry • 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.