Marcin Kuleszynski

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Write Fiction that Grabs Readers from Page One

In your novel, the inciting incident is the first sign of trouble for your protagonist: it’s the catalyst, the chemical reaction, that sets the plot …

Creative Writing

4 Ways to Revise as You Write Your Novel

Writers differ in their opinions of the revision process. Some balk at it–they see it as the “no fun” part of writing, and much prefer drafting and …

Creative Writing

8 Simple Tips to Write Better

Not long ago I was standing in a hotel lobby, formally done up in an evening skirt, sparkle top and lipstick, making small talk and waiting for the …

Writing Fiction for Young Adults

There’s no question about it: The young adult (YA) audience is a hot market, one that is steadily growing in popularity and garnering attention from …

How to Write a Reader-Friendly Essay

Powerful, surprising, and fascinating personal essays are also “reader-friendly essays” that keep the reader squarely in focus. So how do you go …

Make More Time for Your Writing

It’s a common lament: <i>I could finish my novel, if only I had more hours in the day!</i> In fact, the universal chorus of complaint from writers of all …

5 Mistakes to Avoid When Writing a Fiction Series

One of the main concerns writers should have when planning and writing a series is <i>consistency</i>. But what does it mean to be consistent? It’s more than …

How to Write Horror Fiction and Avoid Typical Horror Genre Clichés

<b>Have you written a great horror story or novel? Enter it into our Annual Writing Competition!</b><p>“The three types of terror: The Gross-out: the sight of …

Tighten the Tension in Your Novel

“Your novel is lacking tension.”“I understand the reason for this scene, but my mind kept wandering while I was reading.”“This chapter is missing a …

How To Create Antagonists And Unlikable Protagonists

<i>The following is a guest post by our WD intern, Laura Wooffitt.</i><p>When writing any genre, the character that takes center stage, and often most of the …

Choosing and Creating Themes and Values in Your Nonfiction Book

The following is a guest post from the grand prize winner of our 21st Annual Writer’s Digest Self-Published Book Awards. For more information about …

Domestic Violence

Using Word Choice to Establish a Mood in Your Writing

No matter what the genre, a good writer needs to set the mood for readers. Whether it’s a creaky old house or the tense moments leading up to a final …

Write for Platforms of Yore

Friends, Romans, countrymen—lend me your ears.We come to bury Reject a Hit, the back-page humor column of WD. Since the March/April 2010 issue, RaH …