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Vintage WD: What Is the Writer’s Social Responsibility?

Today is Election Day in the United States and marks one year before the highly anticipated, already contentious 2020 presidential election. So, when we found this article from our January 1970 issue, and recognized its continued relevance,...

How to Write About Grief: 5 Things to Consider When Writing Difficult Topics

Author Sadie Hoagland shares 5 things to consider when writing difficult topics and how to write about grief, including how to handle honesty, trauma, and abstraction. I didn’t set out to write a collection of stories about grief and loss...

How To Kick That Procrastinating Habit

We all procrastinate. It’s one of those things that everyone just nods and agrees with. The majority of us fall into a procrastinating trap, especially when we’ve been doing it for so long. I held off doing assignments the whole way thr...

Representation in Fiction: How to Write Characters Whose Experiences Are Outside of Your Own

As publishing endeavors to address inclusion and diverse representation in fiction, an inevitable question arises: Can authors write characters whose experience is outside of their own? This article appeared in the February 2019 edition of...

How to Fall in Love with the Writing Process: 6 Questions to Hone Your Creative Workflow

Plots and characters will come and go, but for successful writers, passion for the writing process burns on. Use these 6 questions to transform your creative method from craft into art. Do I love my characters? Do I love my book? More impor...

How To Win A Scholarship: The 5 Most Important Things

Scholarship applications are challenging. First, you have to search for opportunities and you need to be very diligent during that process. Then, the application process starts. You’ll be writing one essay after another, while waiting for...

How to Draw Influence from Other Writers Without Plagiarizing: 6 Tips to Avoid an Ailey O’Toole Situation

Plagiarism in poetry is nothing new; it’s happened before. Those who are in-the-know on poetry news most likely have heard about the latest high-profile case of plagiarism in poetry. The poem “Gun Metal,” which was nominated for the 2...

The Editor Behind the Curtain: Inside the Publishing Process

For first-time authors, the publishing process is often shrouded in mystery. An expert shares an inside look at what goes on behind the scenes—and how to leverage it for future success. Whether you’re currently writing a book, querying ...

Tools For Technical Edits: Grammarly

Have you sent an email and desperately wished you could take it back because you spotted a dumb spelling mistake? Or received a graded essay only to discover that it’s riddled with grammatical errors your professor caught? Reviewing our o...

4 Ways To Focus While Facing Distractions

Hey! You! Yes, you! Are you able to focus on ANYTHING anymore? Are you even still reading this sentence? Bananas. Rocket ships made of bananas. Rocket ships made of bananas delivering bananas to a planet where everyone is a sentient banana....

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