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Using Literary Techniques in Narrative Journalism

“There is no more fiction or nonfiction, only narrative.”—E. L. Doctorow Jon Franklin’s “Mrs. Kelly’s Monster” An inventive and enterprising writer, Jon Franklin won the inaugural Pulitzer Prize in Feature Writing for his arti...

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Graveleye’s Rock and Roll Breakdown Machine

Where to start? I’ve never done a progress journal before. In fact, I’ve never kept much of a journal in the first place. But I need to think out loud about what I’m going through, and try to work my way through all this w...

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January 2019 Short Story Contest

He Wants to Dance on My Grave (3,021 words) It was a nice bar, in midtown Manhattan. Brass fixtures gleamed. Beer taps swan-necked over a varnished counter, oaken. The bartender, an old-school man with slicked-back hair as white as dove fea...

Group Projects: Identifying Group Member Types Through GIFs

Ah, group projects. The bane of most students’ existence, especially if a presentation is involved. Have you noticed that teachers LOVE to throw presentations in the mix? Sometimes groups divide easily. That’s no accident. Group projec...

15 Ways To Use Sticky Notes

What could sticky notes be used for besides taking notes? Well, pull up a seat dear friend because I’m about to tell you. They can be used for so MANY tasks, especially when it comes to student living, so get ready to have your mind blown...

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The Speed of Publishing

Tenderiser said: ↑ But I disagree that parts of the process don’t need to be this long. Even if a print house had all the editors money could buy, it wouldn’t make good business sense to get a novel out the door in six months....

5 Alternatives to Google Keep for Task Management

Last weekend I received an email from a reader named Shayne who had experienced a problem with Google Keep notes randomly disappearing. Shayne’s research indicated that other people had the same problem. So if you’re someone who...

N.K. Jemisin to Present Opening Keynote at Writer’s Digest Conference 2019

I’m beyond delighted to make three exciting announcements about our 2019 Writer’s Digest Annual Conference. WDC19 Open for Registration Join us at our exciting annual conference! This inspiring event will give you the tools, resources a...

A Nest of Words: What Kind of Writer-Bird Are You?

What kind of writer-bird are you? Gayle Brandeis looks at different species of birds and their nest building techniques and considers how our fine feathered friends’ creative processes might intersect with our own as writers. Creativity ...

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New Member Quick Start Guide

NEW MEMBER QUICK START GUIDE ​ This is the quick and dirty to get you up and running in the forum. We will give you links throughout that will take you to the more detailed information. First and foremost: ​ ​ Yes, I know… You didn...

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