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This Chrome Extension Helps You Find Books to Borrow

Library Extension is a free Chrome extension that will show you local library listings for the books that you viewing on Amazon, Google Books, Barnes & Noble, and other popular book retailer websites. Library Extension currently shows l...

The Week in Review – The Most Popular Posts

Good evening from Maine where the first snowflakes of the 2017-18 winter have started to fly. Whether they love the snow or they hate the snow, everyone around here has a comment about it. I’m in the “love snow” camp and I...

10 Tools for Bookmarking and Online Research

Find Information These online tools and resources can help you find quality source material for your research projects. 1. Library Lookup Project One of the best research and information resources is your local library. While most libraries...

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...

Christmas Is in the Air, So Get Ready for Rejections

It’s holiday time, and guess what editors do this time of year?  They clean our their desks and send out rejections by the dozens—it’s the gift that keeps on giving! You’ve heard what people say about comedy coming from pain. That...

4 Essential Steps to Making Your Protagonist Real, Even When They’re Nothing Like You

Writing your protagonist always requires deep thought and consideration, but crafting believable, realistic protagonists who are nothing like you presents unique challenges. Author Donna Levin offers four essential tips to help you work thr...

5 Lessons Writers Can Learn from the Film ‘Can You Ever Forgive Me?’

The 2018 film adaptation of Lee Israel’s memoir Can Your Ever Forgive Me?, which details her criminal misadventures forging letters by famous authors, was met with critical acclaim—and it offers several valuable lessons for writers. ...

Cross-Pollination: The Future Is Genre-Blending

The future is genre-blending, and it’s in full bloom. Here’s why your next novel shouldn’t fit neatly into any one pot. Imagine, for a moment, that you’re standing on top of a grassy hill. Spread out before you is a vast meadow of w...

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: Stephen King

 Book Review: On Writing By George T. Parker   I had a problem a few years ago. I came home from town with a book on writing. Another book on writing. Patsy said, “Do you think it would help if you spent more time writing instead of...

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