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Romance First Place Winner: “Just a Little Push”

Congratulations to Leslie Wibberley, first place winner of the Romance category in the 15th Annual Writer’s Digest Popular Fiction Awards! Here’s the winning short story, “Just a Little Push.” Just a Little Push The choppy waves tos...

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How to get published

Poetry is alive and well. Those who don’t read of follow contemporary poetry tend to think it doesn’t exist or has fallen out of fashion. The New Yorker publishes new Poetry every week. Poetry Magazine and The Rattle are all poe...

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...

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Dialogue things

Bakkerbaard said: ↑ Through the reading I used to do I know what a written dialogue is suppose to look like, with an indent here and a tag there.Through several Youtube clips I’ve come to understand some of the rules, but a few thin...

Building Your Freelance Writing Career: Just Say Yes

In this article from our November/December 2016 issue, Jeff Somers shares the best way to advance your freelance writing career: Just Say Yes. His advice still stands. A few years ago when I told my wife I wanted to leave my Day Job—and i...

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Character Interviews

What are the benefits if you use character interviews if you use them? I bought this cheap ebook that has them. I think they are worth the writer’s time. https://thewritingkylie.com/blog/get…-115-questions Going to quote ironpon...

Score The Job You Want With These LinkedIn Best Practices

Applying for jobs through an online portal is a solemn, solitary slog that I wouldn’t wish on my worst enemy. Luckily, LinkedIn has some new data that can help! It doesn’t matter if you’re applying for an internship, part-time work, o...

Breaking In: Keah Brown on Going From Viral Hashtag Creator to Debut Memoir Author

Happy pub day to Keah Brown! Her debut memoir, The Pretty One, released today from Atria Books. To celebrate, we’re publishing the unabridged version of Keah’s interview featured in the Breaking In column of the September 2019 issue of ...

Crush Your Phone Interview With These 3 Tips

Congratulations! You’ve successfully landed an interview, except it’s a phone interview. And you can’t stand talking on the phone. How do you get through it without losing your cool? With these tips, you will feel more confident—an...

Trauma: What Happens When We Put It On the Page?

Writing the story of her assault wasn’t easy for Karen Stefano. The author shares her experience writing about trauma, including how she found the strength to put it all on the page, the inevitable ups and downs, and the self-care needed ...

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