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Sunny Author Jason Reynolds on Writing, Publishing and Advice for New Writers

Jason Reynolds is one of the most gifted of YA novelists of this time. With titles like When I Was the Greatest, The Boy in the Black Suit and Long Way Down, Reynolds has cemented his place in literary history. Recently, Reynolds had three...

How I Stopped Sabotaging My Writing Goals: Confessions of a Late Bloomer

Despite long-standing aspirations of writing a book, initial successes with short stories and essays, and a healthy career in publishing, Andrea Jarrell published her first book at age 55. But of course, she got through it. Here, she shares...

Writing and Publishing Graphic Novels from Start to Finish

By Steve Kissing One of the things that amuses me about publishing my first graphic novel is that prior to engaging in this project a few years ago, I had never read one. I had some sense of graphic novels, of course, but I paid them no hee...

Keeping the Writing Faith: Strike a Balance Between Solitude and Community

The following article is the fourth in a five-part series of articles by Jennifer Haupt. In this installment, she discusses five strategies for finding a good balance between your vital alone time and the benefits of participating in a wri...

6 Easy Writing Exercises to Fuel Your Creativity

Feeling less than inspired? These six easy writing exercises will build core strength in your creative muscles, and they won’t take up much of your time. [This article originally appeared in Writer’s Digest magazine. Subscribe today to ...

47 Things Longmire Author Craig Johnson Taught Me About Writing Fiction

Landis Wade shares 47 tips about writing fiction that he learned in a writing workshop with Craig Johnson, author of the Longmire series that was adapted into a popular TV series. By Landis Wade Many great writers don’t know how to talk a...

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Do you have a favorite moment or memory from your writing?

Every now and then, I am struck by a moment of nostalgia or longing that stems from some memory of me and my writing from one period or another. It’s my belief every author is drawn to pen their prose for very specific reasons and oft...

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Writing two stories at once: Good Idea or Bad Idea?

I think it’s down to personal choice. Like many things the best answer is “it depends”. Some people lose focus if they try and write two or three things at once and others get tired of sticking to one thing all the time. Personally I ...

Keeping the Writing Faith: How to STOP Writing

The following article is the third in a five-part series of articles by Jennifer Haupt. In this installment, she discusses why it’s sometimes beneficial to stop writing—that is, to step back from your work-in-progress in order to main...

The Writer’s Digest Annual Conference: 4 Sessions to Help Refresh and Rejuvenate Your Writing

Tap into the wisdom of professionals and get inspired with Writer’s Reserve, a brand new writing track at the Writer’s Digest Conference to help you find inspiration and rejuvenate your writing. The latest addition to our other offering...

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