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How to Rev Up Your Writing: Habits for More Effective Writing

Writer’s Digest author and author coach Nina Amir shares 4 ways to create better habits for more effective writing, including tips for cutting down on distractions. Do you wish you could rev up your writing? You know…switch each writing...

The Art of Spin-Offs: Freelance Article Ideas

Cultivating multiple article ideas from the same topic can help freelance writers collect more bylines explains Dinsa Sachan in this article from Writer’s Digest March/April 2019. In today’s fractured media environment, every month sees...

Shed Your Shame: Overcoming Writing Fears

Author Elizabeth Atkinson shares the biggest of her writing fears, and her tips for working to overcome both the fear and the shame. At some point in school, I bet you were given a writing prompt. Maybe in 4th grade you were told to write a...

The Veterans Writing Project

Founded by a veteran for veterans, a nonprofit (Veterans Writing Project) teaches writing as a way of making sense of the stories soldiers have to tell and coping with the trauma of war. This article originally appeared in the January/Febru...

What’s the Big Idea: 15 Writing Prompts

“What’s the Big Idea” previously appeared in the January 2019 issue of Writer’s Digest and includes 15 writing prompts + ideas for 15-minute brainstorming sessions.  Every story starts as a concept: a microscopic kernel of a premis...

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Help me craft a specific letter to YouTube/Google

(ETA Just realized I’m in Lounge. Mods please, bump this to Writing(?) ## WARNING ## ANY ATTEMPT TO DEBATE OR DERAIL THIS WRITING EXERCISE WILL BE REPORTED IMMEDIATELY. PARTICIPATE TO THE BENEFIT OF THE LETTER, OR TAKE YOUR ISSUE TO T...

Healthy Writing Habits: All in the Wrist

Healthy writing habits may seem like a problem for tomorrow (or after NaNoWriMo is over!) when the words are flowing freely. But, your body will thank you for considering these 4 tips today. Most don’t usually think of writing as a physic...

10 Lisa Scottoline Quotes for Writers and About Writing

Here are 10 Lisa Scottoline quotes for writers and about writing from the author of Final Appeal, Look Again, and Don’t Go. In these quotes, Scottoline covers writing, character, dreaming, and more. Lisa Scottoline is a bestselling author...

3 Ways to Make Your Nonfiction Article Pitch Stand Out

Here are three ways to make your nonfiction article pitch stand out and find more success as a freelance writer for magazines, websites, and other media that uses shorter nonfiction writing from an editor who’s assigned articles in variou...

A Halloween Writing Contest for Middle School Students

A couple of weeks ago I shared a selection of Halloween-themed ELA articles available through ReadWorks. As Halloween gets closer, it’s only nine days away, consider having your students participate… Read the whole entry at Free...

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