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Keeping the Writing Faith: How to STOP Writing

The following article is the third in a five-part series of articles by Jennifer Haupt. In this installment, she discusses why it’s sometimes beneficial to stop writing—that is, to step back from your work-in-progress in order to main...

5 Ways an Author Blog Could Kill Your Writing (and What to Do Instead)

Writers: There is a a good chance you don’t need an author blog. Static author websites are great, and you’d be crazy not to have one. But starting an author blog is a different (and often tragic) story. In fact, your author blog might...

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That mixed bittersweet feeling of rewriting your published novel

I just read yesterday that Amazon has been deleting reviews that have been determined to be by family, friends or have been bought. Now there’s some controversy about how Amazon is making the determination. Facebook friends, eve...

Keeping the Writing Faith: Defining & Redefining Success to Mantain Your Motivation

The following article is the first in a five-part series of articles by Jennifer Haupt. In this installment, she discusses how to maintain your writing motivation by rethinking what “success” means as a writer. I’ll never forget the f...

Alex Segura Discusses Crime Fiction, Comic Book Writing, and His New Book Blackout

Crime novelist and comic book writer Alex Segura is making waves in the publishing world these days. Not only has his upcoming book Blackout (released 5/8 from Polis Books) earned attention from reviewers far and wide, but his Pete Fernand...

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Interesting Article on Appropriation via Fiction

So, I came across this article the other day and thought it would make an interesting discussion piece for the forum. It can be difficult to know what’s right and what’s wrong to write about because everyone has a different opin...

13 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Sign That Book Contract or Take That Freelance Writing Job

The following article first appeared in Writer’s Digest magazine. Subscribe today to get the inspiration and advice you need to succeed as a poet, novelist, journalist or screenwriter. ILLUSTRATION © GETTY IMAGES: OIVIND HOVLAND In a com...

The Importance of Small Details in Fiction Writing

This article is excerpted from the WDU online course: Read Like a Writer: Learn from the Masters with Mark Spencer. Learn more and register today. A work of fiction must be created, as it were, brush stroke by brush stroke. The writer may ...

The Writer’s Digest Podcast, Episode 3: Writing and Publishing Short Stories and Essays — Interview with Windy Lynn Harris

Welcome, welcome, writers! From fiction to nonfiction, whatever your genre persuasion—whether you write personal essays in the voice of your cat or epic how-to articles about how to get bubble gum out of your kid’s hair—the Writer’s...

4 Ways Writing Is Like Running

Photo by Bruno Nascimento on Unsplash If you’re one of the millions of individuals who want to write a book “someday,” you may be struggling to turn that someday into today. Maybe you’ve tried, and you think it’s just not in yo...

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