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Readings That Work for You and Your Listeners

By Betsy Graziani Fasbinder Public readings of your written work—published or not yet published—are a great way to gain exposure for your writing and to build your author platform. As both an author who has frequently read my work in p...

Reading, Breathing and the Long Sentence: How to Write Horror That Frightens Readers

Following up on the success of my online Horror Intensive course for Writer’s Digest, I was asked to take the question of how to write horror a few steps deeper. The result is a new online course: the Advanced Horror Workshop, which premi...

The Art of the Possible In Conversation w/ Tony Lourakis (CEO @ Fleet Complete)

Student Life Network recently sat down with another successful business executive as part of SLN’s Executive Leadership Interview Series. Read on to learn what Tony Lourakis had to say to us about achieving success. There was a moment in ...

Using Kids and Parents as Beta Readers for Children’s Fiction

Debut author Marie Unanue, whose book and message are about being “kind all the time,” has a unique writing process story: After writing two very different manuscripts, Marie Unanue sent them out to kids and their parents, who acted as ...

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When is it time to quit?

I’ve been writing for over 25 years. I used to love it. I switched to self-publishing a few years ago, and it was the thing I’d been waiting for all my life. Until it wasn’t. The problem is that my writing just is not good...

The Writer’s Digest Podcast, Episode 8: Interview with NaNoWriMo Executive Director Grant Faulkner

Welcome, welcome, writers! From fiction to nonfiction, whatever your genre persuasion— whether you plot your stories down to the tiniest detail or you write by the seat of your pants—the Writer’s Digest podcast is for you. Today I hav...

Twine – Write Choose-Your-Own-Adventure Stories

Twine is an open-source program for writing choose your own adventure stories. You can use Twine online or you can download the software for Mac or Windows. I used Twine online to create a short story. To write a choose your ...

Is Social Media Changing How We Write?

by Anne Leigh Parrish We’ve all heard it said that readers have increasingly short attention spans. Spending time with a print medium isn’t as engaging as watching things move or interacting with content on a screen. Does this mean that...

Talking Shop: Louise DeSalvo

The Art of Slow Writing: Reflections of Time, Craft, and Creativity A Review by George T. Parker   Writing well is a process that can take a long time. Sometimes we can forget how long it really takes, and we get impatient with the pro...

How Much Should I Say? Choosing What to Include in a Memoir About a Sensitive Topic

Choosing what to include in a memoir can be challenging—and doubly so when the topic of the memoir is particularly sensitive. Susan Burrowes, who wrote a book about her family’s struggle with her teen daughter’s addition, discusses he...

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