Brian Klems’ The Writer’s Dig

Brian A. Klems is a published author and the online editor of WritersDigest.com. His blog, which covers everything writing—from grammar rules to publishing—is one of the most popular in the writing community. Follow him on Twitter @BrianKlems.

Michelle Cox Featured

Taking the Mystery Out of Writing History

Let me just say that I offer these tips on writing historical fiction from my own limited experience.  Doubtless there are other more serious writers out there who will glance over my measly list and scoff at its inadequacy—“Where is the section on research?” they might harrumph—and yet, I offer it anyway.  I’ve lost...

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How to Write Your Life

Every life has drama: joy, loss, surprise, knowledge, conflict, wisdom — the stuff of a memoir. Writing yours can be a treasured gift to your children and grandchildren because it tells them something eloquent about who you are and who they are.

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7 Strategies for Revising Your Novel

The rewrite is tougher than the draft. But the right rewrite strengthens your fiction into something that lasts to publication and gains a significant readership. Boost your novel-polishing skills with these seven strategies.

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How to Craft the Perfect Antihero

Without giving away too much of the book, I can explain some of the choices I made in crafting Narby as a credible, effective, even sympathetic protagonist, despite the gaping flaws in his character.

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Three Reasons to Use a Pen Name

Why did I choose to write under a pseudonym? Why not lump all my books together under my real name? Here are reasons why I use a pen name and what you need to think about when considering one for yourself.