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How To Be Successful In Your First Year Of College or University!

If you’re entering your first year of postsecondary, you’re in for a (hopefully really fun) ride. Here’s how to be successful as you start the next chapter of your academic life. Woo! High school is a great learning experience, but my...

The Horrors of Being a Ghost: Ghostwriters Share Their Tales of Nightmare Clients

Editor’s Note: This article originally appeared in the July/August 2019 issue of Writer’s Digest magazine, themed “Villains.” This issue includes advice to help writers write better villains in memoir, thrillers, film, and everythin...

A Guide to Time Management for the Post-Secondary Student

The transition from high school to post-secondary school often comes with more commitments. In addition to the typical homework, assignments, tests, and exams from school, there might be a part-time job to pay for those expensive books and ...

How to Write a Science Fiction Novel

In this post, learn how to write a science fiction novel from beginning to end, including 4 approaches for the first chapter of your novel, tips for writing about fictional technology, writing dystopian fiction, writing a science fiction se...

Life Into Fiction: Turning a True Event Into a Compelling Story

Lawyer and crime novelist Stephanie Kane delves into the complications and rewards of using real-life events as inspiration for writing compelling fiction.  Years ago, a housewife was beaten to death in her suburban Denver garage. I was ab...

When You Outgrow Your Genre: Tips From a Romance-Turned-Literary Novelist

After writing romance novels that sold over half a million copies, Anna Schmidt wanted to break away from genre fiction to write literary fiction. Here’s what she learned from making the switch. The level of success I’ve had as an autho...

A Chrome Extension That Shows You the Value of Your Time

Time Is Money is a free Chrome extension that can help students see what the expression “time is money” means. Time Is Money will display the number of hours a person would have to work in order to… Read the whole entry at...

Harlequin Announces Romance Includes You Mentorship Initiative

The Romance Includes You mentorship initiative aims to find new talent and increase diversity and inclusion in romance publishing. Readers want diverse books, and Harlequin is listening. The romance publisher recently announced the new ment...

Trauma: What Happens When We Put It On the Page?

Writing the story of her assault wasn’t easy for Karen Stefano. The author shares her experience writing about trauma, including how she found the strength to put it all on the page, the inevitable ups and downs, and the self-care needed ...

Make Violent Scenes Matter: 5 Tips for Writing Violence That Doesn’t Turn Readers Off

After writing bestselling thrillers as well as books that missed the mark, author Carter Wilson shares five lessons he’s learned about writing violent scenes. In my six published novels, many of my characters meet a bad end. In fact, one ...

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