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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...

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...

Jess Zafarris: Author Spotlight

Author spotlights (like this one with Jess Zafarris, author of Once Upon a Word: A Word-Origin Dictionary for Kids from Rockridge Press) are a great way to learn how other authors are finding success. Jess Zafarris Jess Zafarris is the auth...

Kitplanes Magazine: Market Spotlight

For this week’s market spotlight, we look at Kitplanes, a monthly magazine covering kit and amateur-built aircraft construction. Kitplanes: Market Spotlight Kitplanes was established in 1984 and covers kit and amateur-built aircraft const...

Devi S. Laskar: Author Spotlight

Author spotlights (like this one with Devi S. Laskar, author of The Atlas of Reds and Blues from Counterpoint Press) are a great way to learn how other authors are finding success. Devi S. Laskar Devi S. Laskar’s debut novel, The Atlas of...

The New Yorker: Market Spotlight

For this week’s market spotlight, we look at The New Yorker, a weekly magazine of news, culture, and literature. The New Yorker: Spotlight Market The New Yorker was established in 1925 by Harold Ross “as a lighthearted, Manhattan-centri...

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