Trend Chaser – Writer’s Digest

Photo by Hello I’m Nik on Unsplash While my TikTok page mostly consists of animal fact videos and silly comedy sketches, there’s no denying that social media trends (especially the musical ones!) can be addicting. They’re also story gold! Just think about that episode of “Abbott Elementary” where the teachers have to band together to … Read more

Your Story #119 – Writer’s Digest

Alexander Spatari via Getty Images Prompt: Write a short story of 650 words or fewer based on the photo prompt above. You can be poignant, funny, witty, etc.; It is, after all, your story. Email your submission to yourstorycontest@aimmedia.com with the subject line “Your Story 119.” No attachments, please. Include your name and mailing address. … Read more

Spitting Image – Writer’s Digest

Moriah Richard is the managing editor at Writer’s Digest. Since obtaining her MFA in fiction, she has worked with over 100 authors to help them achieve their publication dreams. As a reader, she’s most interested in horror, fantasy, and romance, although she will read just about anything with a great hook. Beyond the page, she … Read more

Vacation Season – Writer’s Digest

Moriah Richard Here in Maryland, schools are getting ready to let out for summer vacation, and we’re solidly in the 90s with high humidity. Even though my summer vacation days are long over, there’s something about this time of year that still makes me excited, that bubbles memories of our yearly family trip to Cowans … Read more

All Smiles – Writer’s Digest

Moriah Richard is the managing editor at Writer’s Digest. Since obtaining her MFA in fiction, she has worked with over 100 authors to help them achieve their publication dreams. As a reader, she’s most interested in horror, fantasy, and romance, although she will read just about anything with a great hook. Beyond the page, she … Read more

Plot Twist Story Prompts: Backstory Change

Plot twist story prompts aren’t meant for the beginning or the end of stories. Rather, they’re for forcing big and small turns in the anticipated trajectory of a story. This is to make it more interesting for the readers and writers alike. Each week, I’ll provide a new prompt to help twist your story. Find … Read more