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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...

Member Monday: This Writing Life

This Writing Life By Linda Boyden In the 1990s after I had retired from teaching and was unpublished, my writing rules were simple: write everyday. Write about what you know and especially read in the genre in which you hope to be published...

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Why is writing so biased towards fiction?

There really are different skill sets at play when you look at journalism compared to creative writing. I’m speaking from my own experience, but journalism is all about getting the story. They used to say the biggest tool for a journa...

Writing Book Review: The Irresistible Novel, and Story Trumps Structure

Today we have reviews of a pair of writing books by Writers Forum member Dave Smith. This is one way that anybody could contribute to Writers Forum. Send us your thoughts on your favorite books that have guided you as a writer.   For m...

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Is writing easy for you?

This is difficult for me to answer. I’m no expert, and my education is old and brittle. I need to brush up on the basics. But perhaps I can help a little. There a few things most educators agree makes good writing. Here is a short lis...

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Newspaper articles in stories, thoughts?

The novel I’m working on revolves around a past event, and several related newspaper articles about that event. They’re not the focus of the plot, but they are a fairly critical part of the ‘discovery’ of the plot. C...

5 Fun Creative Writing Prompts for Kids and Parents

Here are five fun creative writing prompts for kids and parents of all ages shared by Writer’s Digest editor and father of five Robert Lee Brewer. As a parent of five kids, I’ve found that sometimes the hardest part of parenting is comi...

Writing Submissions for Magazines: How to Submit Writing to a Magazine

In this post, we look at how to handle writing submissions for magazines. Whether you write fiction, nonfiction, or poetry, learn how to submit writing to a magazine. Submitting to magazines is a great way to break into the publishing world...

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