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8 Debbie Macomber Quotes About Writing for Writers

Enjoy 8 Debbie Macomber quotes about writing including the goals she has for her books and readers, and a bit of motivation for writers who have busy families. Debbie Macomber is the New York Times bestselling author of dozens of books feat...

7 Lee Child Quotes About Writing for Writers

Writer’s Digest interviewed the Jack Reacher novelist in our January 2013 issue. To celebrate the release of the newest Jack Reacher novel, Blue Moon, here are 7 Lee Child quotes about writing to keep you excited about your own writing e...

How to Write About Grief: 5 Things to Consider When Writing Difficult Topics

Author Sadie Hoagland shares 5 things to consider when writing difficult topics and how to write about grief, including how to handle honesty, trauma, and abstraction. I didn’t set out to write a collection of stories about grief and loss...

7 Michael Connelly Quotes About Writing for Writers

Michael Connelly’s newest Harry Bosch book, The Night Fire, releases this week. To celebrate, here are 7 Michael Connelly quotes from his two previous WD interviews in December 2005 and October 2017.  So even now I don’t think, I can...

8 Elizabeth Strout Quotes About Writing and for Writers

Fans of Olive Kitteridge have been anxiously awaiting a second Olive novel. To celebrate the release of Olive, Again, here are eight Elizabeth Strout quotes about reading and writing. It’s tremendously hard work. Yes, I love arranging the...

8 Leigh Bardugo Quotes About Writing for Writers

Get inspired to create fantastical worlds with these 8 Leigh Bardugo quotes about writing from the March/April 2018 issue of Writer’s Digest. Young adult fantasy author Leigh Bardugo was interviewed in the March/April 2018 issue of Writer...

What Reading A Gentleman in Moscow Taught Me About Writing

Here are 4 things reading A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles through the lens of a writer can teach writers about writing. As I was preparing to interview Amor Towles for the November/December 2019 issue of Writer’s Digest, I set my fir...

11 Susan Orlean Quotes About Writing and for Writers

Enjoy 11 Susan Orlean quotes, some from her July/August 2019 WD interview, for writers about reading, libraries, and the joy of writing. In the July/August 2019 issue of WD, contributor Don Vaughn spoke with author Susan Orlean about her mo...

Effective Repetition in Writing as Demonstrated by A Song of Fire and Ice

English professor and author Gavin Hurley shows how the use of effective repetition in fantasy novels like A Song of Fire and Ice demonstrate two approaches of using repetition in writing of your own, no matter the style. Fantasy authors—...

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Looking for advice in writing a crazy character

mochi-melo said: ↑ I don’t know if this is the right subforum to ask this but how do you write a crazy character like Joker? I am not really familiar with the comics. The closest character I could think of is Kefka of Final Fantasy ...

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