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Psst: Novelists – Steal These Screenwriting Secrets! Part 3 Query Letters

In part 3 of “steal these screenwriting secrets,” we delve into marketing and query letters. In other words, these are screenwriting secrets to steal after you write and specifically related to crafting killer query letters. In my Write...

How to Hook a Literary Agent to Represent Writing and Get Published

Finding a literary agent is one thing, but the hard part is gaining representation. In this post, we share how to hook a literary agent to represent writing and get published by looking at the query letter, synopsis, book proposal, and samp...

Effective Repetition in Writing as Demonstrated by A Song of Fire and Ice

English professor and author Gavin Hurley shows how the use of effective repetition in fantasy novels like A Song of Fire and Ice demonstrate two approaches of using repetition in writing of your own, no matter the style. Fantasy authors—...

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Censorship in Writing: your thoughts?

This thread is based on an article I published in my journal on Music Banter back in 2012. The concerns expressed here were genuine on my part, and can, I believe, form the basis for some hopefully enlightened discussion on the whole topic ...

Announcing the Winners of the 88th Annual Writer’s Digest Writing Competition

Congratulations to the winners of the 88th Annual Writer’s Digest Writing Competition! For an interview with the Grand Prize winner, see the November/December 2019 issue of Writer’s Digest. See which WD competitions are currently accept...

A Student’s Guide To Sustainability: Let’s Help The Environment!

As students, we are the future generation getting ready to take over the world (no pressure or anything). But it’s the truth. We are changemakers-in-training on the cusp of being released into the wild with the goal of making a difference...

7 Writing Exercises to Kickstart Your Creativity

Need some inspiration for your next writing project? Hummingbird in Underworld author Deborah Tobola has 7 exercises to fuel your creativity. Maybe it’s not exactly writer’s block, but sometimes we sit with a blank screen or notebook a...

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I don’t think I know what fundamentally makes something a story. My writing leads nowhere.

DaveLu said: ↑ I get great ideas that I want to follow, but they just end up leading me nowhere. It leads into mind numbing exposition and excessive description. My ideas just turn into a mundane series of events. This problem is made eve...

Writing a Novel? Here are Seven Friends You Need

From the veteran writer to the friend who doesn’t read, author Karen Dukess presents the seven friends you need to keep on track while writing and publishing your novel. It’s often said that writing is a solitary act. And it’s true ...

5 Essential Things You Need to Know About Writing Habits

Are you stuck in the habit of not writing? Lynn Dickinson shares tips to help you create strong writing habits that will last for years. Click to tweet this article to your friends and followers! Ever wish you were writing more than you do?...

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