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What does writing mean to you? Take the Writer’s Digest community survey!

Writer’s Digest and Script Mag readers come in all shapes and sizes. Some have never written before, but have a novel or short story on the tips of their pens and want to know how to bring it to life. Some have completed a manuscript, hav...

3 Questions to Ask Yourself When Writing a Memoir

Author Eli Jaxon-Bear shares three essential questions you must ask when writing a memoir. When I wrote An Outlaw Makes it Home, I had written several other books but nothing this personal. Since I have never read any advice on writing a me...

Halloween Articles for ELA Lessons

ReadWorks is a popular service that offers a huge library of standards-aligned ELA lesson plans for K-12. You can search the ReadWorks library according to grade level and topic. Throughout the year ReadWorks publishes curated collections t...

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Writing AI… ???

As a programmer, I’m really struggling to believe that. I’m not denying that you read it in what looked like a reliable source, but I’m doubting the source. Any chance that this was about ‘articles’ rather than...

Surprise vs. Suspense and How to Pair Them in Your Writing

In 1962, Alfred Hitchcock and François Truffaut discussed their work during a marathon session that lasted for days. The two great directors and their French/English interpreter barely paused for meals. It was during this conversation that...

How to Write Better Titles: 7 Effective Title Tips for Books, Articles, and Conference Sessions

Readers make snap judgements on what to read or not read. And they often rely on titles of books, articles, blog posts, and conference sessions to make those decisions. As such, writers must learn how to write better titles to find more suc...

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Writing habits you wish to acquire.

I have been always researching what it truly means to be a creative writer with the habits to succeed. To me I get writer’s block because of the following: I don’t read newspapers, I don’t journal. What I do is read storie...

The Glamorous and Unattainable Writing Life: 6 Common Misconceptions About Being a Writer

Now that you’ve published a book, you can afford that fancy NYC loft, right? Emily Bleeker clears up a few common and hilarious misconceptions about writers. Authors in books, movies and TV shows are often eccentric and fascinating hermit...

The 87th Annual Writer’s Digest Writing Competition Winners

Writer’s Digest would like to congratulate our 87th Annual Writer’s Digest Writing Competition winners! For full coverage of the awards, please check out the November/December 2018 issue of Writer’s Digest. For complete coverage...

Getting Started in Freelance Writing: Key Tips from Marketing Mentor Ilise Benun

Marketing Mentor Ilise Benun shares a few tips on for getting started in freelance writing — a topic she’ll address in greater detail in her indieLAB session on what it takes to forge a successful writing career of any kind. I’ve had ...

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