Do My Book Report

Sci-Fi/Fantasy First Place Winner: “The Inhibitor Check”

Congratulations to Christopher Wyer, first place winner in the Sci-Fi/Fantasy category of the 15th Annual Writer’s Digest Popular Fiction Awards! Here’s his winning story, “The Inhibitor Check.” The Inhibitor Check The spider’s le...

Vintage WD: Must the Novelist Crusade?

In this February 1970 Writer’s Digest article, Eudora Welty argues that, “Fiction is not meant to be a disguise for propaganda. A story should speak for itself as a story.” By Eudora Welty Writer’s Digest, February 1970 Not too long...

Telling the Stories of War: Author Roundtable

Three award-winning journalists discuss their unique approaches to chronicling seminal moments in American military history with Writer’s Digest columnist Don Vaughn. This article about writing war stories previously appeared in the Janua...

Bonnie Tsui: Author Spotlight

Bonnie Tsui, author of the new book Why We Swim, shares the patience required to write a book about living people and why she chose the publisher she did. Bonnie Tsui (c) Lynsay Skiba Name (byline): Bonnie Tsui Literary agent (if one): Dan...

Why Reading Every Day Will Change Your Life

Reading every day is a great cure for boredom if you’re stuck inside but there are some other surprising benefits as well. To read or not to read, that is the question. It’s understandable that in the age of technology many people are r...

Christina Lauren: Write What Makes You Excited

In this author spotlight, the duo of Christina Hobbs and Lauren Billings (writing as Christina Lauren) talk about their most recent book, The Honey Don’t List, and share how their writing process changes from book to book. Christina Laure...

Vintage WD: Jay Anson, The Man Who Wrote The Amityville Horror

Jay Anson, author of The Amityville Horror, died on this day in 1980. Read the full Writer’s Digest profile of the author from March 1979. By William J. Slattery Controversy rages around Jay Anson and his book The Amityville Horror. Some ...

Learning From Vintage Magazines: Back in the Day

Fiction and nonfiction writers alike can glean lessons about writing from the examples of industry defying, sometimes outlandish, vintage magazines, and comics. Don Vaughn explains in this essay from the May/June 2019 issue of Writer’s Di...

Vintage WD Interview: In Jennifer Weiner’s Shoes

In this February 2006 Writer’s Digest interview by Maria Schneider, novelist Jennifer Weiner shares how she creates humor in her novels and what it was like having her book turned into a blockbuster film. Numbers don’t lie. With more th...

Vintage WD: When Research Is a Monster

In this article from our June 1974 issue, author James B. Sweeney describes his method for researching a monster of a project—his book on sea animals both real and imaginary. While some of his methods may seem antiquated, giving some of t...

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