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Breaking In: Interview With The Girl With the Louding Voice Author Abi Daré

The Girl With the Louding Voice by Abi Daré is a Book of the Month pick for February. To celebrate, we’re publishing an unabridged version of Abi Daré’s interview that originally ran in the Breaking In column of the January/February 2...

How to Write BDSM Romance: Start With the Heart and Soul (and Dirty Dancing)

Learn how to write BDSM romance with heart and soul in this piece by Joey W. Hill, author of 50 published contemporary and paranormal BDSM romances. How did a North Carolina woman living in a small town make a successful 15+ year career out...

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...

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Undecided between two WWII female characters

I didn’t read the whole thread so this is just in general, my two coppers about offending people with writing. If an author intends to offend a particular group, go ahead. But as with everything to do with writing, they should do it d...

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...

New Unsplash for Education Collections – Library of Congress, NYPL, NOAA, and More

Unsplash is one of my top recommendations for places to find images that are in the public domain. Last August Unsplash introduced collections intended for educational uses. This week Unsplash added … Read the whole entry at FreeTech4...

25 Ways to Start a Story

Because getting started is sometimes the hardest part of any project, here are 25 ways to start a story that writers can use to prompt their next tale. After more than a two decades of working with the Writer’s Digest writing community, I...

Electric, Neon, Salsa-Dancing Energy, or Finding Your Writing Voice

In this humorous essay, composition and rhetoric professor Adam Brandner shares his take on finding your writing voice and a few exercises that helped him discover his own. HOW BURNT IS YOUR SIENNA?  My name is Adam Brandner. I am a teache...

The Veterans Writing Project

Founded by a veteran for veterans, a nonprofit (Veterans Writing Project) teaches writing as a way of making sense of the stories soldiers have to tell and coping with the trauma of war. This article originally appeared in the January/Febru...

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Head-hoping

Why is it so wrong? This is a honest question. Why are people and mostly writers or people that work in this kind of trade so put off by head-hoping? It recently came to my attention that many readers wouldn’t be able to notice the he...

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