- Katrina Leno: On Writing Around an Ideaby Robert Lee Brewer on June 26, 2022 at 7:00 pm
Critically acclaimed novelist Katrina Leno discusses the process of bringing her childhood memories to magical life in her new young adult novel, Sometime in Summer.
- WD Presents: A New Podcast Episode, “Your Story” Prompt, and More!by Writers Digest Staff on June 26, 2022 at 3:00 pm
This week, we’re excited to announce our latest episode of “Writer’s Digest Presents,” the new “Your Story” prompt, and more!
- Writer’s Digest Best Live Streams, Podcasts, and YouTube Channels 2022by Writers Digest Staff on June 25, 2022 at 10:00 pm
Here are the top live streams, podcasts, and YouTube channels as identified in the 24th Annual 101 Best Websites from the May/June 2022 issue of Writer’s Digest.
- What Is Fan Fiction in Writing?by Moriah Richard on June 25, 2022 at 6:00 pm
You might have heard the term, especially if you’re in online fandoms, but what exactly is fan fiction? Managing Editor Moriah Richard explains.
- 5 Ways To Use Short Stories To Grow as a Writerby Dallas Woodburn on June 25, 2022 at 2:00 pm
Short story writing can be a gateway to writing your novel—but they’re also fun and worthy stories in their own right. Here, author Dallas Woodburn shares 5 ways to use short stories to grow as a writer.
- Fear Thesaurus Entry: Infidelityby BECCA PUGLISI on June 25, 2022 at 9:08 am
Debilitating fears are a problem for everyone, an unfortunate part of the human experience. Whether they’re a result of learned behavior as a child, are related to a mental health condition, or stem from a past wounding event, these fears influence a character’s behaviors, habits, beliefs, and personality traits. The compulsion to avoid what they The post Fear Thesaurus Entry: Infidelity appeared first on WRITERS HELPING WRITERS®.
- Writing Mistakes Writers Make: Not Having an Online Presenceby Moriah Richard on June 24, 2022 at 3:00 pm
The Writer’s Digest team has witnessed many writing mistakes over the years, so we started this series to help identify them for other writers (along with correction strategies). This week’s writing mistake is not having an online presence.
- Shirlene Obuobi: On Writing From Experienceby Robert Lee Brewer on June 24, 2022 at 12:00 pm
Physician, cartoonist, and author Shirlene Obuobi discusses the writerly advice that led to writing her new coming-of-age novel, On Rotation.
- WD Poetic Form Challenge: Kimo Winnerby Robert Lee Brewer on June 24, 2022 at 10:00 am
Learn the winner and Top 10 list for the Writer’s Digest Poetic Form Challenge for the kimo.
- 8 Things Writers Should Know About Tattoosby June Gervais on June 24, 2022 at 12:00 am
Tattoos and their artists can reveal interesting details about your characters and offer historical context. Here, author June Gervais shares 8 things writers should know about tattoos.
- Writing Through the Lens of Social Justiceby Tyler Moss on June 23, 2022 at 8:00 pm
WD Editor-at-Large Tyler Moss makes the case for reporting on issues of social justice in freelance writing—no matter the topic in this article from the July/August 2021 issue of Writer’s Digest.
- Plot Twist Story Prompts: Intentional Trailby Robert Lee Brewer on June 23, 2022 at 4:00 pm
Every good story needs a nice (or not so nice) turn or two to keep it interesting. This week, have a character leave clues for people to find them.
- Sharon Maas: On Books Finding the Right Timeby Robert Lee Brewer on June 23, 2022 at 12:00 pm
Author Sharon Maas discusses the 20-year process of writing and publishing her new historical fiction novel, The Girl from Jonestown.
- Avoiding Stereotypes in Fiction: Characters with Mental Health Issuesby Guest Poster on June 23, 2022 at 9:00 am
Readers have spoken: they want more diversity in fiction. And writers are stepping up, but it can be hard to write about someone who’s different than you. Careful research is the key to avoiding misrepresentation, which causes harm to the very identities being portrayed and creates fallout for well-meaning writers when they’re called out by The post Avoiding Stereotypes in Fiction: Characters with Mental Health Issues appeared first on WRITERS HELPING WRITERS®.
- 6 Steps to Becoming a Good Literary Citizenby Aileen Weintraub on June 22, 2022 at 6:00 pm
While the writing process may be an independent venture, the literary community at large is full of writers who need and want your support as much as you need and want theirs. Here, author Aileen Weintraub shares 6 steps in becoming a good literary citizen.
- Daniel Paisner: On the Pursuit of a Creative Lifeby Robert Lee Brewer on June 22, 2022 at 2:00 pm
Journalist and author Daniel Paisner discusses the process of writing his new literary fiction novel, Balloon Dog.
- Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 614by Robert Lee Brewer on June 22, 2022 at 7:00 am
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 summer poem.
- Give Your Fictional Characters a Psych Evalby Joshua Senter on June 21, 2022 at 11:00 pm
TV writer, producer, and novelist Joshua Senter explains why characters can do absolutely anything, but it’s important to give them a psych eval to understand what can lead them there.
- Writer’s Digest Presents: Vacation Reads (Podcast, Episode 6)by The Editors of Writer’s Digest on June 21, 2022 at 7:00 pm
In the sixth episode of the Writer’s Digest Presents podcast, we talk about what makes for a good vacation read, plus a conversation with authors Steven Rowley and Jessica Strawser and our first ever WD Book Club selection from debut author Grace D. Li.
- Trend Chaserby Moriah Richard on June 21, 2022 at 3:00 pm
Every writer needs a little inspiration once in a while. For today’s prompt, an attempt to join an online trend has gone wrong.