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.
FROM OUR READERS
Change Is Inevitable
Nuggets of Humor • Bestselling humor author Samantha Irby talks about her writing process and finding funny topics for essays.
Breaking Into Travel Writing • A travel writer and editor pulls back the curtain on stereotypes and myths about travel journalism with eight tips to help you snag assignments.
Poetic asides • No matter what you write, a bit of poetic license can be a valuable asset to any writer’s arsenal.
“Lullaby” by Nancy Shea
A Room Of My Own
100 Years of Writer’s Digest • In celebration of our 100th anniversary, WD is selecting the best past articles to showcase again.
INDIE LAB • New rules. New strategies. New paths to success.
Rayhané Sanders • MASSIE & MCQUILKIN LITERARY AGENTS
BREAKING IN • Debut authors: How they did it, what they learned, and why you can do it, too.
Party of ONE • Writing retreats don’t have to be expensive group trips to faraway destinations. A solo jaunt to a nearby locale could provide the writing breakthrough you need.
Everything Happens SOMEWHERE • Bringing scenes to life is a must for engaging fiction or nonfiction. Here are nine ways to reveal your setting.
TRANSFORMATION, Not Thread Count • The Best Women’s Travel Writing editor Lavinia Spaulding offers her best tips for a stellar travel essay.
Have Pen, WILL TRAVEL • Travel can be the most important tool writers have to inspire new work. An author recounts how journeys across the world have inspired his books.
THE WD INTERVIEW Robert Dugoni • The bestselling author opens up about his belief in the importance of craft and why writing across genres works for him.
“Quitting Time” WINS BIG • The winner of the 20th Annual Writer’s Digest Short Short Story Competition reveals his strategies for writing award-winning short Úction.
WINNER SPOTLIGHT: GREGORY JEFFERS
How to Travel the LUCRATIVE ROAD of TRAVEL WRITING • Whether you’re traveling to a bed-and-breakfast or to a tropical resort, you can share your destination with magazine readers. A full-time travel writer offers four tips to help you appeal to readers’—and editors’—senses.
FUNNY YOU SHOULD ASK • A literary agent’s mostly serious answers to your mostly serious questions.
Taking the Lead • THE CHALLENGE: Write a short story of 650 words or fewer based on the photo below.
ENTER YOUR STORY
SETTING THE STAGE
TAKE TWO • Lessons from the world of screenwriting to inform, inspire, and incite action!
NOTES FROM THE MARGINS
Travel Publishers That Work With Freelancers • To increase your chances of landing that coveted assignment for a travel guidebook, you need to find out what the publishers are looking for. Here are links to their submission guidelines with a few special requests and tips called out.
Pitching in Times of Uncertainty
8 Travel Magazines to Pitch
CONFERENCE SCENE • Events to advance your craft, connections, and career.
Tips for Conference Presenters
POTPOURRI FOR THE PEN • An aromatic blend of writerly diversions.