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Ready Player One: 3 Painful Lessons About Success for Writers

Ernest Cline’s Ready Player One has earned some harsh criticism: “Heavy-handed male wish fulfillment.” “The references were about as subtle as a popup ad.” “Wade Watts is a Mary Sue, whose only character flaw is ‘being poor,...

Tune In: 23 Best Podcasts for Writers

This year, to accompany our annual list of 101 Best Websites for Writers in the May/June issue of Writer’s Digest, we decided to put together a list of what we think are the best podcasts for writers. Here are our favorites—let us know ...

ROAR: Writer’s Digest Turns Up the Volume on Underrepresented Voices in the Writing World

Feel the thunderous reverberations of authors and industry pros working to broaden our perspectives—as writers and readers alike. Plus, learn how underrepresented voices are rising in the writing world. “What I know for sure is that spe...

Critical Thinking: The 5 Factors That Earn 5-Star Book Reviews

ILLUSTRATION © GETTY IMAGES: OIVIND HOVLAND Novelists live and die by reviews, yet uncovering what garners a gushing ovation or blistering takedown is often a mystery. A professional critic lays out what it takes to earn five-star book rev...

Announcing Walter Mosley, Central Keynote at the Writer’s Digest Annual Conference

Writer’s Digest is proud to formally announce the legendary Walter Mosley as this year’s Writer’s Digest Annual Conference central keynote. Novelist and social commentator Walter Mosley is one of the most powerful and prolific...

Nicola Yoon Discusses Diverse Books and The Sun Is Also a Star, a Novel About Immigration and a Star-Crossed Romance

Novels are an essential part of the American conversation about race, immigration and politics, from Zora Neale Hurston’s Their Eyes Were Watching God, to Ralph Ellison’s Invisible Man, to Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Americanah. A new ...

Interview: The Oscar-Nominated Writers Behind The Disaster Artist (Part One)

Screenwriters Michael Weber and Scott Neustadter dig into details about the development and writing behind their Oscar-nominated comedy, The Disaster Artist. Scott Neustadter, Tommy Wiseau, Greg Sestero, and Michael Weber at AFI Fest 2017....

10 Ways to Overcome Lonely Writer Syndrome

[embedded content]  One of the downsides to becoming a fulltime author or writer is that, by its very nature, writing can be a very lonely business. Typically, it’s just you and a computer, shut off from the rest of the world, all alone ...

Why I Write Poetry: Carol Carpenter

In 2017, I started a “Why I Write Poetry” series of guest posts. I’ve already received so many, and I hope they keep coming in (details on how to contribute below). Today’s “Why I Write Poetry” post comes from Carol Carpenter, w...

4 Lessons Writers Can Learn from ‘The Good Place’

In the first episode of NBC’s comedy The Good Place, Eleanor Shellstrop (Kristen Bell) learns that she has died and made it into a heaven-like afterlife known as the “Good Place,” but knows she doesn’t belong. With the help of her a...

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