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.
OPENING KEYNOTE SPEAKER
FROM OUR READERS • We posed the question to readers on our blog: “Describe the first time a book transported you to another/magical world.” Readers responded:
Wrath of the Gods • Multiple award-winning author R. F. Kuang shares how she developed the magic system for The Poppy War trilogy by drawing inspiration from Chinese mythology.
Worth a Thousand Words
Healthy Helping • Do you find yourself giving instead of making a living? Here are 10 tips to help writers and editors set boundaries when asked to “look something over.”
Poetic asides • No matter what you write, a bit of poetic license can be a valuable asset to any writer’s arsenal.
The Green-Eyed Monster and Me
Alix E. Harrow
Rebecca Scherer JANE ROTROSEN AGENCY
Set the Hook With Great Beginnings • Advice and tips to boost your writing skills.
How to Crowdfund Your Book • New rules. New strategies. New paths to success.
Royalties: The Long Tail • Making sense of the publishing world.
BREAKING IN • Debut authors: How they did it, what they learned, and why you can do it, too.
THE ALCHEMY REQUIRED TO FINISH A NOVEL • Cultivating the ingredients to get through that mid-novel slump.
BEHIND THE SCENES • Reverse-Engineering the Work of Great Writers
CRITIQUE AND EDITING SERVICES
FORESHADOWING: A LITERARY WORKHORSE
BUILDING WORLDS TO BUILD BETTER STORIES • World-building can be a monumental task for writers and is critical to keeping readers engaged. Here are three approaches to making world-building work for you and your story.
TROPE: MY FAVORITE DIRTY WORD • Understand originality in a new light.
BEYOND THE TWILIGHT ZONE • Diversity in the Strange
Maggie Stiefvater • The New York Times bestselling YA author discusses the boundaries between truthfulness and lies when it comes to myths, narrators, and her latest release, Mister Impossible.
GRIEF, REIMAGINED • The grand-prize winner of the 90th Annual WD Writing Competition shares the inspiration for her poem “Anticipatory Grief” and her unique approach to revision.
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.
Wistful Thinking • THE CHALLENGE: Write a short story of 650 words or fewer based on the photo below.
HOW SURREALISM CAN BRING A SPARK TO YOUR WRITING • WRITING TIPS FROM MASTER OF FINE ARTS PROGRAMS AND CANDIDATES
Writing Memorable Cinematic Endings • Lessons from the world of screenwriting to inform, inspire, and incite action!
4 Craft& Hobby Magazines
CONFERENCE SCENE • Events to advance your craft, connections, and career.
POT POURRI FOR THE PEN • An aromatic blend of writerly diversions.