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12 Kurt Vonnegut Quotes for Writers and About Writing

Here are 12 Kurt Vonnegut quotes for writers and about writing from the author of Slaughterhouse-Five, Cat’s Cradle, and Welcome to the Monkey House. In these quotes, Vonnegut covers novels, jokes, story structure, and more. Looking back ...

7 Toni Morrison Quotes for Writers and About Writing

Here are 7 Toni Morrison quotes for writers and about writing from the author of Beloved, Song of Solomon, and Jazz. In these quotes, Morrison covers books, power, and more. Toni Morrison was an American novelist, essayist, editor, teacher,...

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...

12 Herman Melville Quotes for Writers and About Writing

Here are 12 Herman Melville quotes for writers and about writing from the author of Moby-Dick, Billy Budd, and Typee. In these quotes, Melville covers books, humanity, and more. Herman Melville In addition to writing the classic novel Moby-...

11 Aldous Huxley Quotes for Writers and About Writing

Here are 11 Aldous Huxley quotes for writers and about writing from the author of Brave New World, Point Counterpoint, and The Doors of Perception. In these quotes, Huxley covers the role of books, aspects of genius, and more. Aldous Huxley...

Gaslighting and Writing Villains Who Make Your Spine Tingle

Writing villains can be a challenge but one approach is having them use gaslighting techniques on their victims. Learn more from this excerpt from Fight Write by Carla Hoch. Carla Hoch’s WD book Fight Write is full to the brim with inform...

Blurred Lines: Writing Historical Fiction From Fact

Melanie Benjamin—author of six historical novels about real people and events—offers four lessons she’s learned about writing fiction from fact, and when to deviate from the truth. I’m so inspired by the past, by real people and eve...

The Most Dangerous Writing App – Great for Jumpstarting Creative Writing

The Most Dangerous Writing App is a free service that is designed to force you to write without stopping for a preset amount of time. You can set your writing timer for as few as three minutes or as… Read the whole entry at FreeTech4T...

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 ...

Reddit for Writers: 47 Writing Subreddits to Explore

In the May/June 2019 issue of Writer’s Digest, you’ll find our annual roundup of the 101 Best Websites for Writers! This year’s collection is supplemented by online addendums, including this guide to navigating Reddit’s offerings fo...

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