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
5 Unconventional Approaches to Winning NaNoWriMo • Guidance for making your 30-day writing challenge a little easier.
Worth a Thousand Words
WD Recommends • The editors of Writer’s Digest share some of their favorite book releases of 2022.
Poetic asides • No matter what you write, a bit of poetic license can be a valuable asset to any writer’s arsenal.
Drafting My Memoir
Leveraging Back Matter Content
Pamela Samuels Young
Freelancing: When–and How–to Fire a Client • Making sense of the publishing world.
WRITERS ON WRITING
MEET THE AGENT
BREAKING IN • Debut authors: How they did it, what they learned, and why you can do it, too.
Sticking the Landing • Six tips and tricks to crafting a satisfying short story ending.
How to Write a Dynamite Last Chapter • Analyze the final chapter of five classic novels to see how you can apply their compelling techniques to your own writing.
Writing The End of Your Memoir • When you’ve hit a wall while writing the end of your memoir, turn to one of these five troubleshooting techniques.
5 Ways to Title (or Retitle) Your Novel • Picking the right title for your book can be challenging. Here are five proven tips for finding a title you and your readers will love.
Lessons Learned • One author shares four things to know at the start of a writing career.
The Specificity of Art • The grand-prize winner of the 91st Annual WD Writing Competition describes the process for writing her winning poem, “The Birds of Menards,” and why writing thematically similar poems can be freeing.
Ian McEwan • The Booker Prize-winning novelist on separating author from character, how short stories help writers, and the reflective nature of his new novel, Lessons.
InstaLife • THE CHALLENGE: Write a short story of 650 words or fewer based on the photo below.
CHARACTER PROPULSION • Crafting Character’s Motivation for a Successful Novel
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.
LEVEL UP YOUR WRITING (LIFE) • Advice and tips to boost your writing skills.
BUILDING BETTER WORLDS • Tips for making your story concrete.
FOR ALL AGES • Writing and publishing advice for picture books, middle-grade, and young adult storytelling.
CONFERENCE SCENE • Events to advance your craft, connections, and career.
POTPOURRI FOR THE PEN • An aromatic blend of writerly diversions.