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Vintage WD: When Research Is a Monster

In this article from our June 1974 issue, author James B. Sweeney describes his method for researching a monster of a project—his book on sea animals both real and imaginary. While some of his methods may seem antiquated, giving some of t...

Vintage WD: The American Labor Novel

This #WritersDigest100 piece from our January 1937 archives by Louis Zara explores the potential for writers to pen The American Labor Novel and has surprising relevance for today. One of my favorite things about going through the 100 years...

How To Maintain Your Mental Health Second Semester

Hey, stress – thank u, next…  We’re here to help you with that stressful student life. It’s one thing to get those grades up and improve your GPA, but maintaining your mental health is a whole other thing… especially during secon...

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Need advice based on feedback on my most recent story.

I posted two versions. You read the 1st draft. I wrote two 2 drafts. It wasn’t a lot of work compared to last time since I used a software. Granted it was a short piece. It took me a lot less. That was because of what I use which read...

Vintage WD: The First Hundred Words Are the Hardest

This article about the importance of the opening paragraph of your fiction writing first appeared in the October 1921 issue of The Writer’s Digest, as it was then known. It was written by Arthur Leeds. If you’re familiar with the curren...

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How do I learn about formatting blogs?

I’m bad at writing. I struggle to construct paragraphs, for crying out loud! Here is an example of a blog. It’s about Christianity and the truth of the gospel, so it may offend somebody that lives in sin. How do you get the Mess...

Score The Job You Want With These LinkedIn Best Practices

Applying for jobs through an online portal is a solemn, solitary slog that I wouldn’t wish on my worst enemy. Luckily, LinkedIn has some new data that can help! It doesn’t matter if you’re applying for an internship, part-time work, o...

Amazon’s Black Friday Week

Ahh, Black Friday is almost here. And the incredible thing is that online shopping websites like Amazon extend this to Black Friday Week, so you don’t have to wait until the exact day! Check out Black Friday Week deals on everything from...

What’s the Process of Creating a Student Club on Campus?

When you’re in first year, you might be hustling to get to your next class on the other side of campus, confused about saying “professor” instead of “teacher,” and already behind a mountain load of readings. But amidst the chaos, ...

Fighting Under His Eye: One High School Teacher’s Tale of Defending Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale

High school teacher Megan Volpert shares her letter to parents and teachers about the dangers of censorship and why we must never relent in defending a world based on intellectual freedom—and specifically defending Margaret Atwood’s The...

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