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Are articles a form of creative writing?

nikkimikkilee said: ↑ See above question. Click to expand… It depends who’s speaking, the type of article, and its publishing venue. My college courses defined them differently, and they were in different departments. The creative...

Expert Express: How to Find and Leverage Experts When Writing Articles

Quotes from voices of authority can lend credibility and depth when writing articles. Learn how enhance your freelance writing by incorporating expert input. For every article I write I consult five to 15 experts—depending on length, type...

Pitching Articles: 5 Tips for a Successful Freelance Writing Pitch

If you want to make a living writing for your favorite publications, you need to perfect your freelance writing pitch. Here are a few things to keep in mind when pitching articles for magazines, newspapers and the web. If you’re a freelan...

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...

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...

12 Mary Shelley Quotes for Writers and About Writing

Here are 12 Mary Shelley quotes for writers and about writing from the author of Frankenstein: or, The Modern Prometheus, Valperga, and The Last Man. In these quotes, Shelley covers power, invention, evil, and more. Mary Wollstonecraft Shel...

14 Shirley Jackson Quotes for Writers and About Writing

Here are 14 Shirley Jackson quotes for writers and about writing from the author of We Have Always Lived in the Castle, “The Lottery,” and The Haunting of Hill House. In these quotes, Jackson covers story, readers, and more. Shirley Jac...

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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...

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Are fictional news articles a genre?

Hey all! The thread title says much about what I wish to find out. I have a story that while loosely fitting into any of a number of genres that I know of (fantasy, fan fiction, and possibly even sci-fi) and one broad genre (flash fiction) ...

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