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 TEAM • WD posed the question to our entire staff: “What’s the best advice you can offer writers based on the work you do for WD?” They responded:
Pride, Prejudice, and Other Flavors Eligible Bridget Jones’s Diary
Celebrating the Writer’s Digest Annual Conference 2022
To Plot or Not to Plot • Great Writers Share Their Secrets for Starting a Novel
Worth a Thousand Words
Poetic asides • No matter what you write, a bit of poetic license can be a valuable asset to any writer’s arsenal.
Write What You Know
The Problem with Promotion Isn’t What You Think It Is
How I Punched Up My Fiction to Get Out of the Slush Pile • Making sense of the publishing world.
Alice Tasman • JEAN V. NAGGAR LITERARY AGENCY INC
BREAKING IN • Debut authors: How they did it, what they learned, and why you can do it, too.
Writing Goals and Intentions for 2023 • Make 2023 your most successful writing year ever by considering the following questions to set your goals and intentions.
Writing What You Know: Yourself • Mine five areas of your life to make every part of your writing more unique and richly layered.
Tropes and Why We Love Them • Genre conventions may seem overused, but here’s why they can work.
Mastering Plot Twists • Keep readers turning the pages by using Jane K. Cleland’s Plotting Road Map, no matter the genre.
A Teaching Success Story: TRDs Lead to Analytical Reading
Querying: These Days, We’re All Just Trying Our Best • One literary agent’s tips for making your query stand out, even in a chaotic world.
Making It Past the First Round • A writing competition judge offers advice for entrants to make the most of their writing competition submissions.
Neil deGrasse Tyson • The world-renowned astrophysicist shares his cosmic perspectives on writing and on life.
The Tree Stands Alone • THE CHALLENGE: Write the opening line to a story based on the photo prompt below.
ON NEGATIVE SPACE • WRITING TIPS FROM MASTER OF FINE ARTS PROGRAMS AND CANDIDATES
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.
7 Inside-the-Box Publishing Rules That Writers Can Break (Or, at the Very Least, Bend)
Interstitial Writing: The Worthy In-Between • Advice and tips to boost your writing skills.
Tackling Technology • Tips for making your story concrete.
Old Story, New Tricks: How to Put Your Own Spin on Classic Tales • Writing and publishing advice for picture books, middle-grade, and young adult storytelling.
CONFERENCE SCENE • Events to advance your craft, connections, and career.
Promoting Inclusion at Your Conference
POTPOURRI FOR THE PEN • An aromatic blend of writerly diversions.