Writer's Digest magazine is a comprehensive source of writing instruction for writers. Each issue provides advice and insider tips on writing and selling fiction, nonfiction, poetry and scripts.
YEAR IN REVIEW 2022 • An expert’s take on the latest trends and shakeups in the book and magazine realm, and what those mean for you in the coming year.
THE CURIOUSLY EFFECTIVE WAY TO BEAT PROCRASTINATION • An author of more than 80 books reveals how he follows his curiosity to beat writer’s block.
FAIR USE • When is it OK to use another person’s work and in what ways? Attorney Amy Cook breaks down the basics of Fair Use.
THE ALCHEMY REQUIRED TO FINISH A NOVEL • Cultivate the ingredients to get through that mid-novel slump.
LOSING THE BIG ONE • A seasoned freelance writer who once lost his biggest client tells how to survive the loss—and protect yourself from similar situations.
HOW TO TACKLE TRICKY SOURCE SITUATIONS • For freelance writers, talking to those in the know can make or break a story. Here are tips to avoid potential scams and pinpoint reliable sources.
HOW MUCH SHOULD I CHARGE? • Pay Rate Chart for Freelancers
A NEW VIEW • Award-nominated fiction editor Diana M. Pho shares five tips for looking at your manuscript from a new perspective and avoiding common first-draft mistakes.
“EYES ON THE ROAD!” • Much like a cross-country road trip, writing a series can be quite the journey. Here are five tips to get your readers safely to the final destination and enjoy the ride along the way.
AUTHORING CHANGE, ONE BOOK AT A TIME • Founder of the Nonfiction Writers’ University, Nina Amir, breaks down the elements you need to write a nonfiction book that makes a positive and meaningful difference.
10 REASONS TO WRITE A 100-WORD STORY • Award-winning novelist Ran Walker describes the big benefits of writing the smallest stories.
THE 24TH ANNUAL 101 BEST WEBSITES FOR WRITERS
PITCH vs. QUERY vs. PROPOSAL • These three terms may sound similar, but in the world of publishing, they take on distinctly different meanings.
100 BEST MARKETS FOR WRITERS • Find success and get paid for writing about what you know and love by pitching to one of these 100 print and online publications.
WHAT AGENTS WISH WRITERS KNEW • 22 literary agents share their insights about querying, the agent/author relationship, and the industry so writers can find success.
CONTRACT TIPS AND HANDLING CONFLICT • Negotiating Your Best Deal
GOALS AND INTENTIONS FOR 2023 • Use the following prompts to help spark your creativity in the new year and use the questions to help set your writing career goals and intentions for 2023.