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5 Weekend Writing Prompts

If you need help getting started with your writing this weekend, here are 5 weekend writing prompts to get your creative juices flowing again. I recently finished several major projects that were taking up time on my evenings and weekends s...

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Promote Your Amazon Book For Free

As our ten year anniversary month comes to a close, I wanted to end it by giving something back to the community. Eligible members who have a book or other publication available on Amazon may submit their writing for free promotion on Writi...

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Reading to Write: Looking for Recommended Books

To preface this, I lost my passion for reading about five years ago in my freshman year but I’ve aspired to be a writer almost all my life. I’ve stuck to spoken word for about three years, but I want to really get into story writing ins...

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Putting An Homage To The Book/Author That Inspired My Book At The End?

You mention that book a lot. It’s great that it inspired you, but I would advise including it or any nod to it in your own book. I’m assuming your book is set in the future, maybe not even on earth. Didn’t that book come o...

Announcing the Winners of the 88th Annual Writer’s Digest Writing Competition

Congratulations to the winners of the 88th Annual Writer’s Digest Writing Competition! For an interview with the Grand Prize winner, see the November/December 2019 issue of Writer’s Digest. See which WD competitions are currently accept...

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Struggling to get back into writing

Hi everyone, I’m new here but not exactly new to writing. You see, I lost my writing some years ago and have struggled to get back into the activity, since. I recently wrote a mash-up of my previously lost writing in a very short stor...

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Should I seek a famous author to write my book?

You don’t need (and, unless you’re a multi-millionaire, can’t afford) a famous author to write your book. You need a good writer to write your book. What’s more a good ghostwriter (what you’re describing is a g...

Writing A Legal Thriller: Three Tips From A Criminal Defense Lawyer

As a criminal defense lawyer who has tried over 200 jury trials, thriller author Ed Rucker has a few tips to share on writing a legal thriller. Focus on authenticity People read fiction for a variety of reasons: to escape into an imaginary ...

Rubrics, Whiteboards, and Phys Ed – The Week in Review

Good morning from Maine where it is a beautiful morning for a bike ride. That’s what I’m going to do as soon as I finish writing this week-in-review. This week I hosted a professional development… Read the whole entry at F...

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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