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Keeping the Writing Faith: Strike a Balance Between Solitude and Community

The following article is the fourth in a five-part series of articles by Jennifer Haupt. In this installment, she discusses five strategies for finding a good balance between your vital alone time and the benefits of participating in a wri...

47 Things Longmire Author Craig Johnson Taught Me About Writing Fiction

Landis Wade shares 47 tips about writing fiction that he learned in a writing workshop with Craig Johnson, author of the Longmire series that was adapted into a popular TV series. By Landis Wade Many great writers don’t know how to talk a...

4 Reasons Why I Wish I Took A Gap Year

I applied to university with little-to-no idea what I was going to study, and I decided on my major a few hours before the confirmation deadline. Going to university was just a given—I didn’t think that I had another option. I mean, it...

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...

How I’m Going to Make My Summer Productive

June 17, 2018, by Lucy How I’m Going to Make My Summer Productive Now that university is over until September, it is quite easy for the summer months to pass by rapidly with nothing more being achieved besides the completion of a couple o...

The Secret To Success? Just Start

This was the toughest sentence to write in this whole blog. Why? Because it was the starting sentence, and starting anything—whether it’s an essay, a gym routine, or a business—is a huge challenge. You’ve probably experienced the st...

Sitting Up With Tom Wolfe — A 1974 Interview

This extensive interview with author and journalist Tom Wolfe, who passed away on May 14, 2018, appeared in Writer’s Digest in 1974, shortly before the publication of Wolfe’s iconic book The Right Stuff. Interview by Joe David Bellam...

Comedy Writers and Satirists of the #MeToo Movement

In this second installment in a series about the impact of the #MeToo movement on how and what women write, Leigh Anne Jasheway focuses on women who write and publish comedy and satire. Read the first installment here. There’s a rule in c...

Inside the Mind of a Villain: 8 Journeys and Motives Behind Evildoers, Antiheroes & Antagonists

By Dustin Grinnell Nothing is easier than to denounce the evildoer; nothing is more difficult than to understand him. —Fyodor Dostoyevsky Whenever we learn of an unspeakable crime, an incomprehensible act, there are questions. Chief amon...

The Introvert’s Guide to Writing Conferences

Did you sign up to—gulp—interact with other people at a writer’s conference? Never fear, friends, we’ve been there, and we’ve got you covered. Kerrie Flanagan offers her best tips every introvert can use to ensure a fun and produc...

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