Since 1887 The Writer has provided the motivation, writing techniques, expert tips and compelling author insights that turn good writing into great writing. We’ll help you become a better writer, find markets for your work, understand the business of writing, follow industry news and trends, reach your goals, and more!
How to write a swan song • Ecivda spelled backwards for a modern age.
Stay organized in 2023 • These calendars and journals will help keep your ducks in a row all year long.
What are early drafts, anyway? • Thoughts on the three main stages of revision.
Things to keep in mind during…
Broadening the Bookshelves • This month, we’re focusing on literature by authors with chronic conditions.
Getting to know literature by authors with chronic conditions
Meet the Practitioner: Lillie Lainoff
A VIKING FUNERAL • READ THE GRAND-PRIZE WINNER OF OUR ANNUAL ESSAY CONTEST.
Interview with MARY CHARLES
STEP RIGHT UP
What is your PROCESS METAPHOR? • Plus, how to use it.
A SERIES OF FORTUNATE EVENTS • A FOUR-STEP GUIDE FOR ENSURING CONSISTENCY ACROSS YOUR YA OR MG SERIES
HELP! I’M SICK OF THIS BOOK! • Published authors share their top tips for refueling inspiration and enthusiasm for a manuscript after the rosy glow of new-novel excitement has worn off.
THE MONTH AHEAD
Postscript • Sad but true: Money often stands in the way of a writer finishing the next bestseller. And it shouldn’t. There are many opportunities, including awards, fellowships, and grants, to get extra cash in order to devote more time to writing.
OTHER RESOURCES FOR YOUNGER WRITERS
Will Know • You don’t want to publish with a publication that would discriminate based on a flawed system.