articles about writing

How to Hook a Literary Agent to Represent Writing and Get Published

Finding a literary agent is one thing, but the hard part is gaining representation. In this post, we share how to hook a literary agent to represent writing and get published by looking at the query letter, synopsis, book proposal, and samp...

7 Writing Exercises to Kickstart Your Creativity

Need some inspiration for your next writing project? Hummingbird in Underworld author Deborah Tobola has 7 exercises to fuel your creativity. Maybe it’s not exactly writer’s block, but sometimes we sit with a blank screen or notebook a...

12 Mary Shelley Quotes for Writers and About Writing

Here are 12 Mary Shelley quotes for writers and about writing from the author of Frankenstein: or, The Modern Prometheus, Valperga, and The Last Man. In these quotes, Shelley covers power, invention, evil, and more. Mary Wollstonecraft Shel...

14 Shirley Jackson Quotes for Writers and About Writing

Here are 14 Shirley Jackson quotes for writers and about writing from the author of We Have Always Lived in the Castle, “The Lottery,” and The Haunting of Hill House. In these quotes, Jackson covers story, readers, and more. Shirley Jac...

Placeholder

I don’t think I know what fundamentally makes something a story. My writing leads nowhere.

DaveLu said: ↑ I get great ideas that I want to follow, but they just end up leading me nowhere. It leads into mind numbing exposition and excessive description. My ideas just turn into a mundane series of events. This problem is made eve...

Placeholder

Are fictional news articles a genre?

Hey all! The thread title says much about what I wish to find out. I have a story that while loosely fitting into any of a number of genres that I know of (fantasy, fan fiction, and possibly even sci-fi) and one broad genre (flash fiction) ...

Writing a Novel? Here are Seven Friends You Need

From the veteran writer to the friend who doesn’t read, author Karen Dukess presents the seven friends you need to keep on track while writing and publishing your novel. It’s often said that writing is a solitary act. And it’s true ...

Learn Screenwriting Lessons by Reading Screenplays — 10 Best of the Best

Reading great screenplays provides valuable screenwriting lessons for both emerging or seasoned writers. Professional script reader Ray Morton points out the craft tips in ten of his favorite scripts. Click to tweet this article to your fri...

100 Years of WD: How Has Writer’s Digest Impacted Your Writing?

Writer’s Digest celebrates its 100th anniversary in 2020 and we’re already planning for the January 2020 issue, which will kick off a year-long celebration in the magazine, online and at our live events. Digging through the archives in ...

8 Ways to Stay Mentally Fit and Mindful in the Writing Process

Bryan E. Robinson, Ph.D., author of #CHILL: Turn Off Your Job and Turn On Your Life, offers several tips inspired by the book for mindfulness and mental fitness during the pressures of the writing process. If your writing path is anything l...

Page 4 of 48« First...23456...102030...Last »

Share on Social Media