articles about writing

Writing Submissions for Magazines: How to Submit Writing to a Magazine

In this post, we look at how to handle writing submissions for magazines. Whether you write fiction, nonfiction, or poetry, learn how to submit writing to a magazine. Submitting to magazines is a great way to break into the publishing world...

Writing for Very Small Children: Finding the Story

In this piece from the Writer’s Digest archives, T.C. O’Donnell shares the importance of finding the core of the story when writing for very small children. By T.C. O’Donnell Writer’s Digest, April 1926 The story for the very small ...

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Facebook, writers & writing

It seems that most people think they must behave in Facebook in a Facebook way. But why? What’s the point? Wanna write and post long articles? Just put them there. They do or don’t find readers. Wanna publish your poems? Do it! ...

Becoming a Multigenre Writing Master

A children’s book writer, novelist, short story author, and screenwriter walk into a bar. It’s not a joke, it’s one writer’s day. This essay from our September 2019 issue shows how Simon Van Booy manages his workflow for multigenre ...

Shed Your Shame: Overcoming Writing Fears

Author Elizabeth Atkinson shares the biggest of her writing fears, and her tips for working to overcome both the fear and the shame. At some point in school, I bet you were given a writing prompt. Maybe in 4th grade you were told to write a...

9 Virginia Woolf Quotes About Writing for Writers (and Readers)

In celebration of her birthday, here are nine Virginia Woolf quotes about writing, writers, and reading, pulled from two of her most well-known works, Orlando and A Room of One’s Own. While searching for these nine Virginia Woolf quotes...

8 Chuck Palahniuk Quotes for Writers About Writing

To celebrate the release of his new book about writing, here are 8 Chuck Palahniuk quotes about writing from his 2007 interview with Writer’s Digest. This week marks the release of Chuck Palahniuk’s newest book, Consider This: Moments i...

What’s the Big Idea: 15 Writing Prompts

“What’s the Big Idea” previously appeared in the January 2019 issue of Writer’s Digest and includes 15 writing prompts + ideas for 15-minute brainstorming sessions.  Every story starts as a concept: a microscopic kernel of a premis...

Lost in Iceland: Searching for a Better Writing Process

Nick Petrie, author of The Drifter, part of his Peter Ash series, shares his struggle with coming to terms with the writing process that works for him. I was in Keflavik airport, outside of Reykjavik, Iceland, waiting for a plane home aft...

5 Nora Roberts Quotes About Writing for Writers

Nora Roberts, who also writes as J.D. Robb, is known for her romance novels. Today she’s out with a new romance, The Rise of the Magicks. It’s the third and final book of her Chronicles of The One series. With these Nora Roberts quotes,...

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