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6 Ways To Fight Your Inner Critics
par Julia Crouch le 26/05/2022 à 4:00
For many writers, self-critique gets in the way of making much progress. Here, author Julia Crouch shares 6 ways to fight your inner critics.
Writing Allegory: A Convenient Place to Hide
par Susan Speranza le 26/05/2022 à 12:00
Where realistic fiction felt both too restrictive and too revealing for author Susan Speranza’s transition from poetry to fiction, she turned to allegory. Here, she shares examples of famous allegories throughout history and how allegorical writing helped shape her novel, Ice Out.
Instagram: An Underutilized Tool for the Freelance Writer
par C. Hope Clark le 26/05/2022 à 12:32
In this post, author C. Hope Clark shares tips on how freelance writers can use Instagram as a tool to find more freelance writing connections, assignments, and overall success.
Jane Porter: On the Joy of Writing Mature Characters
par Robert Lee Brewer le 25/05/2022 à 2:00
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Jane Porter discusses celebrating the nature of getting older in her new romance novel, Flirting With Fifty.
Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 610
par Robert Lee Brewer le 25/05/2022 à 7:00
Every Wednesday, Robert Lee Brewer shares a prompt and an example poem to get things started on the Poetic Asides blog. This week, write a "different way of seeing the world" poem.
How To Research Topics Like a Journalist
par Alison Hill le 24/05/2022 à 7:00
From in-person interviews to scouring the web for credible sources, journalist Alison Hill shares tips on how to research topics like a journalist.
Can I Have Your Attention?
par Moriah Richard le 24/05/2022 à 3:00
Every writer needs a little inspiration once in a while. For today's prompt, an announcement is about to change the course of history.
Glenn Boozan: On the Funny Side of Parenting
par Robert Lee Brewer le 24/05/2022 à 12:00
Emmy nominated comedy writer Glenn Boozan discusses how a funny piece of perspective turned into her new humor book, There Are Moms Way Worse Than You.
Adapting True Crime and True Stories for Television (From Script)
par Script Magazine le 23/05/2022 à 4:00
In this week’s round up brought to us by Script magazine, exclusive interviews with writers and showrunners Robert Siegel and D.V. DeVincentis (“Pam & Tommy”), Patrick Macmanus and Liz Hannah (“The Giil from Plainville”) who both have taken creative liberties in […]
Chanel Cleeton: On Reader Enthusiasm Conjuring Novel Ideas
par Robert Lee Brewer le 23/05/2022 à 12:00
Author Chanel Cleeton discusses how reader curiosity led her to write her new historical fiction novel, Our Last Days in Barcelona.
The Writer's Digest Interview: Marlon James
par Jera Brown le 22/05/2022 à 5:00
Booker Prize–winning author Marlon James talks about mythology and world-building in his character-driven epic Moon Witch, Spider King, the second book in his Dark Star Trilogy.
WD Presents: New Podcast Episode, a Chance at Publication, and More!
par Writers Digest Staff le 22/05/2022 à 3:00
This week, we're excited to announce our newest podcast episode, your chance to be published, and more!
David Adams Cleveland: On Truth Revealing Itself in Historical Fiction
par Robert Lee Brewer le 21/05/2022 à 3:00
Award-winning novelist David Adams Cleveland discusses the timeliness of his new novel, Gods of Deception.
The WD Interview: Lisa Jewell
par Amy Jones le 20/05/2022 à 5:00
The New York Times-bestselling British author discusses creating thrilling plot twists and developing characters in her 19th novel, The Night She Disappeared, in this interview from the Jan/Feb 2022 issue of Writer's Digest.
5 Tips for Successfully Pitching Literary Agents in Person (That Worked for Me at the Writer’s Digest Annual Conference)
par Anat Deracine le 20/05/2022 à 2:00
Author Anat Deracine found her agent at Writer’s Digest Annual Conference. Now she’s sharing what she’s learned to help other writers become authors. Here are her 5 tips for successfully pitching literary agents in person.
8 Tips for Reading Your Poetry in Front of an Audience
par Robert Lee Brewer le 20/05/2022 à 10:00
Poet's Market editor and published poet Robert Lee Brewer shares eight tips for reading your poetry in front of an audience.
Plot Twist Story Prompts: Strength Lost
par Robert Lee Brewer le 19/05/2022 à 11:00
Every good story needs a nice (or not so nice) turn or two to keep it interesting. This week, let a character lose their powers.
Managing Point of View: Mythbusting
par Sharon Short le 19/05/2022 à 5:00
In the first of this three-part series, novelist and WD columnist Sharon Short breaks down 7 of the most common myths about choosing which POV is right for your story.
Channel Your Inner Authorpreneur for Your Writing Labor of Love
par Tom Vaughan le 19/05/2022 à 4:00
As self-publishing continues to become an attractive and popular options for writers, it’s important to know what you’re getting into and to have the right expectations. Here, author and entrepreneur Tom Vaughan shares how to channel your inner “authorpreneur” to help your […]
Mark Kurlansky: On Coincidences Driving Memoir
par Robert Lee Brewer le 19/05/2022 à 12:00
Award-winning author, playwright, and journalist Mark Kurlansky discusses the experience of channeling Ernest Hemingway in his new memoir, The Importance of Not Being Ernest.
In-Between: Writer's Digest 2nd Annual Personal Essay Awards Winner
par Moriah Richard le 18/05/2022 à 9:00
Congratulations to Alyssa Rickert, Grand Prize winner of the 2nd Annual Writer's Digest Personal Essay Awards. Here's her winning essay, "In Between."
Things To Consider When Writing About Ghosts and the Supernatural in Fiction
par J. Fremont le 18/05/2022 à 6:00
From maintaining subtlety to visiting haunted places, author J. Fremont shares everything to consider when writing about ghosts and the supernatural in fiction.
6 Effective Steps To Promote Your Forthcoming Book on Social Media and Feel Good About It
par Aileen Weintraub le 18/05/2022 à 2:00
Social media is a daunting albeit important aspect of promoting our work. Here, author Aileen Weintraub offers six steps to promote your book on social media authentically.
Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 609
par Robert Lee Brewer le 18/05/2022 à 7:00
Every Wednesday, Robert Lee Brewer shares a prompt and an example poem to get things started on the Poetic Asides blog. This week, write a world-building poem.
Writer's Digest Presents: World-Building (Podcast, Episode 5)
par The Editors of Writer's Digest le 18/05/2022 à 2:00
In the fifth episode of the Writer's Digest Presents podcast, we talk about world-building in fiction, nonfiction, and poetry, including interviews with authors Whitney Hill (fiction) and Jeannine Hall Gailey (poetry).
par Moriah Richard le 17/05/2022 à 3:00
Every writer needs a little inspiration once in a while. For today's prompt, someone's shown up demanding your narrator's family heirloom.
May Cobb: On Stolen Moments
par Robert Lee Brewer le 17/05/2022 à 12:00
Author May Cobb discusses offering readers a summer of mayhem with her new novel, My Summer Darlings.
The Time Is Now: Securing First-Hand Accounts of History for Writing Projects
par Stephen L. Moore le 16/05/2022 à 8:00
Writer Stephen L. Moore discusses the benefits of having first-hand accounts for historical writing and offers advice on best practices in securing interviews while there’s still time.
Character Exploration and Development in Television (From Script)
par Script Magazine le 16/05/2022 à 4:40
In this week’s round up brought to us by Script magazine, exclusive interviews with writers, showrunners and more who share a common thread of character exploration and development!
Janet Key: On Letting Your Novel Take Shape
par Robert Lee Brewer le 16/05/2022 à 12:00
Author Janet Key discusses the experience of letting the novel take shape through the editorial process for her debut novel, Twelfth.
Benjamin Myers: On Fleeting Moments Becoming Finished Novels
par Robert Lee Brewer le 15/05/2022 à 7:00
Award-winning author and journalist Benjamin Myers discusses the out-of-body experience of having the idea for his new novel, The Perfect Golden Circle.
WD Presents: 7 WDU Courses, a Chat With Ran Walker, and More!
par Writers Digest Staff le 15/05/2022 à 3:00
This week, we're excited to announce 7 WDU courses, a chat about flash fiction with Ran Walker, and more!
How to Crowdfund Your Book
par Christopher Stollar le 14/05/2022 à 10:00
Crowdfunding in publishing has received a lot of attention in recent months. Successful crowd-funder and author Chris Stollar shares his tips for realistic and practical tips to make crowdfunding work for you.
12 Dos and Don’ts of Revealing Critical Backstory in a Novel
par Jenna Kernan le 14/05/2022 à 7:00
How much backstory is too much backstory, and how do we know when we haven’t given enough? Here, bestselling author Jenna Kernan offers six dos and six don’ts of revealing critical backstory in a novel.
How and Why To Turn Your Play Into a Novel
par Lynne Kaufman le 14/05/2022 à 3:00
Award-winning novelist and playwright Lynne Kaufman discusses the differences, similarities, and benefits of turning your play into a novel.
Writing Mistakes Writers Make: Thinking There’s Not Enough Room for Your Story
par Michael Woodson le 13/05/2022 à 10:00
The Writer's Digest team has witnessed many writing mistakes over the years, so this series helps identify them for other writers (along with correction strategies). This week's mistake is thinking there's not enough room for your story.
The Head and the Heart: 5-Minute Memoir
par Lauryne Wright le 13/05/2022 à 6:00
In this article from the March/April 2022 issue of Writer's Digest, Lauryne Wright writes about rejection, rumination, and staying true to the creative voice inside ourselves.
Sophie Irwin: On Connecting With Readers
par Robert Lee Brewer le 13/05/2022 à 2:00
Author Sophie Irwin discusses her pipe-dream-turned-reality of writing her historical fiction rom-com, A Lady’s Guide to Fortune-Hunting.
Getting Started Writing a Beach Book
par Amy Clipston le 13/05/2022 à 12:00
Sun, sand, and surf are only a fraction of what a beachside setting can bring to your stories. Here, bestselling author Amy Clipston helps us get started writing a beach book.
Plot Twist Story Prompts: Old Technology
par Robert Lee Brewer le 12/05/2022 à 9:00
Every good story needs a nice (or not so nice) turn or two to keep it interesting. This week, have your characters use old technology to accomplish a goal.
10 Questions to Ask Yourself for an Airtight Plot
par Boyd and Beth Morrison le 12/05/2022 à 4:00
No matter the genre of book you’re writing, certain questions authors ask themselves can help them strengthen their plots and, by extension, strengthen their stories, Here, authors Boyd Morrison and Beth Morrison share 10 questions to ask yourself for an airtight plot.
A Master Class in Failure (To Find Writing Success)
par Marcia DeSanctis le 12/05/2022 à 12:00
Failure is often a step in finding success but navigating the treacherous terrain of rejection can be burdensome. Here, international bestselling author Marcia DeSanctis shares a master class in coming back from failure.
Telling My Story: How to Work Through Painful Feelings While Writing a Memoir
par Laura L. Engel le 11/05/2022 à 10:00
When revisiting your past means unearthing painful memories, it’s important to find solitude somewhere. Here, author Laura L. Engel discusses how to work through painful feelings while writing a memoir.
The Writer’s Guide to Being a Great Podcast Guest
par Brendan O'Meara le 11/05/2022 à 4:00
More writers than ever are appearing on or even hosting podcasts related to their writing. Host of the "Creative Nonfiction Podcast" Brendan O'Meara shares how to make it an enjoyable and successful experience.
T.M. Blanchet: On Letting Go of What’s Holding You Back
par Robert Lee Brewer le 11/05/2022 à 2:00
Author T.M. Blanchet discusses the unforeseen element of surprise in publishing her debut YA fantasy, Herrick’s End.
Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 608
par Robert Lee Brewer le 11/05/2022 à 7:00
Every Wednesday, Robert Lee Brewer shares a prompt and an example poem to get things started on the Poetic Asides blog. This week, write a mom poem.
How I Went From No Book to Book Deal in Under a Year
par Carley Fortune le 10/05/2022 à 11:00
From picking up a reading habit to navigating daily word counts, award-winning journalist Carley Fortune shares how she went from no book to a book deal in less than a year.
Stay Thirsty, My Friends: On Freeing Writing From the Weight of Perfection
par Sarah McCoy le 10/05/2022 à 7:00
Internationally bestselling author Sarah McCoy reclaims the necessary messiness that comes with the writing process and discusses why writers strive for perfection when perfection doesn’t exist.
par Moriah Richard le 10/05/2022 à 3:00
Every writer needs a little inspiration once in a while. For today's prompt, your character is guardian of an unnatural lake.
Amy Lea: On People-Watching Inspiring Romance
par Robert Lee Brewer le 10/05/2022 à 12:00
Author and bureaucrat Amy Lea discusses writing meet-cutes and meet-not-so-cutes in her debut romantic comedy novel, Set On You.