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Why You Should Take A Creative Writing Class

While they might just seem like grade-boosters to lighten the load of a heavy semester, creative writing classes offer a wealth of benefits for all students. Providing a chance to practice beneficial skills, creative writing classes aren’...

7 Writing Exercises to Kickstart Your Creativity

Need some inspiration for your next writing project? Hummingbird in Underworld author Deborah Tobola has 7 exercises to fuel your creativity. Maybe it’s not exactly writer’s block, but sometimes we sit with a blank screen or notebook a...

Award-Winning Author Sarah Selecky to Run Local Writing Workshop

From a press release, for our members who might be interested in attending a local writing workshop — Sarah Selecky Strawhouse Resorts Hosts “Writing With Curiosity & Courage” in September 2019 Picton, ON (August 20, 2019) —...

Make Violent Scenes Matter: 5 Tips for Writing Violence That Doesn’t Turn Readers Off

After writing bestselling thrillers as well as books that missed the mark, author Carter Wilson shares five lessons he’s learned about writing violent scenes. In my six published novels, many of my characters meet a bad end. In fact, one ...

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You Guys Ever Think about Writing a Memoir?

Originally Posted by Justin Attas Anyone here ever tempted to write about themselves? I know every agent and publisher on the planet will tell you that unless you’ve had some truly crazy tragic or uplifting experience, no one will rea...

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So why do people go on creative writing courses?

Originally Posted by Annoying kid What does it have over a writing group plus independent study, that’s worth paying a student loan? I studied creative writing before my law degree and honestly, it isn’t really worth it for the ...

Writing and Publishing Poetry—Q&A with Patricia Colleen Murphy

Patricia Colleen Murphy is the founder of Superstition Review at Arizona State University and author of two books of poetry, including her recently published collection, Bully Love. Murphy talked with WD about how to improve writing and wha...

Co-writing a Serial Novel

Writing doesn’t have to be a lonely profession. Dan Koboldt shares how he collaborated with two other writers to plan, write, and revise a serial novel. For most of the fiction that I’ve written – three novels and half a dozen short s...

Jerry Seinfeld’s 5-Step Comedy Writing Process

Former WD staffer Jess Zafarris crossed paths with Jerry Seinfeld, who shared a five-step rundown of his comedy writing process. His tips are not only useful for aspiring standup comedians, but also have broader applications for writers loo...

Psst! Novelists – Steal These Screenwriting Secrets!

Barri Evins shares Screenwriting Secrets every novelist should steal to power your creative process, elevate your storytelling and up your marketing game. Click to tweet this article to your friends and followers! I am an ardent William Gol...

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