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 & CLOSING KEYNOTE SPEAKERS
The Right vs. Left Brain Dilemma • Improve your writing by giving your brain a workout.
Worth a Thousand Words
The Hemingway Home & Museum • Literary Tourism, Part 1
Poetic aside • 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.
Write a Short Book Fast
Sacha Black, Ruby Roe
The Three-Act Structure
Cody Caetano • COOKEMCDERMID LITERARY MANAGEMENT
BREAKING IN • Debut authors: How they did it, what they learned, and why you can do it, too.
This Changes Everything • Five steps to approach writing your story’s inciting incident.
Structure at the Chapter Level • Keep ’em reading with irresistible Big Bang-Cliff Hangs.
Building the Essential Linkages • Ten ways to craft the connective tissue your story needs.
Double the Fun • Writing a manuscript with dual points of view can be a challenge, but it can also be rewarding for both you and readers if it serves the story. Here’s how.
The Pocket Guide to Pantsing • How to write a novel without an outline (with confidence).
The Literature of Comic Books • Trace the rise of comic books from “disposable entertainment for children” to graphic novels telling the most important stories of our time.
Praising Connection in Poetry, Family, and Life • Purvi Shah, winner of the 17th Annual Writer’s Digest Poetry Awards, shares the story behind her winning poem, “Helix of the gift, lineage song.”
THE 2022 WD POETRY AWARD WINNERS
Luis Alberto Urrea • The bestselling novelist shares the forgotten “fated” true story behind his new novel and why he encourages writers to find joy in what they do.
Captive Audience • THE CHALLENGE: Write a drabble—a short story of exactly 100 words—based on the photo prompt below.
ENTER YOUR STORY
Charting Your Novel’s Structure in a Spreadsheet
Ernie Chiara • Fuse Literary | Boston, Mass.
All Human, All the Time
4 Shelter Magazines
Overcome the Pantser vs. Plotter Dichotomy—And Improve Your Prose
From Magic to Meet-Cutes • Switching Genres Within YA
CREATIVE QUILL • A playground for your pen.