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.
Starting Your Story Right
Life’s Too Short
Magic in the City • The Beginner’s Guide to Writing Urban Fantasy
Worth a Thousand Words
Staying True to Your Vision • Tips to navigate the writing and publishing journey.
Poetic asides • No matter what you write, a bit of poetic license can be a valuable asset to any writer’s arsenal.
Write It Out • Writing prompts to boost your creativity.
Tips for Transitioning in Publishing • New rules. New strategies. New paths to success.
Christina C. Jones
The Importance of Genre • Making sense of the publishing world.
Zach Honey • Profiling up-and-coming literary agents.
BREAKING IN • Debut authors: How they did it, what they learned, and why you can do it, too.
KNOW YOUR GENRE: GIVE READERS WHAT THEY WANT • Deliver a satisfying reading experience by fulfilling the promises of your genre.
NAILING YOUR GE NRE’S VOICE AND TONE • Learn how a careful combination of character personality and sentence flow can shape two critical aspects of writing craft.
BREATHING LIFE INTO DEAD STORIES • Five tips for writing better horror—and terrifying your readers along the way.
WHEN NO ONE KNOWS YOUR GENRE • Understand the shifting landscape of women’s fiction to better reach your audience.
OFF THE PATH • Tips for writing genre fiction while neurodivergent.
TO WRITE A LEGEND • Neal Hutcheson, author of The Moonshiner Popcorn Sutton and grand-prize winner of the 30th Annual WD Self-Published Book Awards, shares the 20-year story behind the making of the book.
Holly Black • The award-winning author discusses the much-anticipated return to Faerieland in her newest duology, how she puts her spin on folkloric tradition, and the joys of co-authoring.
Snapshot • THE CHALLENGE: Write a short story of 650 words or fewer based on the photo below.
How to Deal With a Nightmare Edit • Revision and editing advice to take your first draft to the next level.
Lisa Hagan • Lisa Hagan Literary Agency | Bracey, Va.
The 5 Questions You Should Ask During (Almost) Every Interview • The art and craft of writing nonfiction.
5 Book Publishers for Writers to Consider
Make It Through the Middle Slog • Advice and tips to boost your writing skills.
Fauna • Tips for making your story concrete.
Ani Di Franco: The Songwriter on Her Debut Picture Book • Writing and publishing advice for picture books, middle-grade, and young adult storytelling.
FRONTLIST/BACKLIST • 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.