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Rules for writing

Little bit of a click bait title because I am not going to discuss actual rules. Instead I want to talk about rules I use to help my creativity. Every time I set out on a new story, and many other writers I work with, I get bogged down with...

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Why is writing so biased towards fiction?

There really are different skill sets at play when you look at journalism compared to creative writing. I’m speaking from my own experience, but journalism is all about getting the story. They used to say the biggest tool for a journa...

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Writing or reading? Personal or published?

Originally Posted by Olly Buckle There are those who write for the fun of writing, they are involved with what they write and know that a huge part of it would never be suitable for publication. That’s not the point, it is the joy of ...

5 Fun Creative Writing Prompts for Kids and Parents

Here are five fun creative writing prompts for kids and parents of all ages shared by Writer’s Digest editor and father of five Robert Lee Brewer. As a parent of five kids, I’ve found that sometimes the hardest part of parenting is comi...

6 Creative Ways to Make a Non-Medical Mask

Want to wear a mask in public even if you’re not showing any COVID-19 symptoms? Here are some easy ways to make a non-medical mask. There’s been a lot of confusion regarding who should be wearing masks. However, Dr. Theresa Tam recently...

Writing Strong Settings: Writing Prompts for Socially-Isolated Authors

How are writers supposed to write settings when we’re supposed to stay at home? Christine Meade offer writing prompts and tips fro writing strong settings during social isolation. For fiction writers looking to stay productive during eith...

Writing Submissions for Magazines: How to Submit Writing to a Magazine

In this post, we look at how to handle writing submissions for magazines. Whether you write fiction, nonfiction, or poetry, learn how to submit writing to a magazine. Submitting to magazines is a great way to break into the publishing world...

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Is there an easy fiction writing outline method?

There is a method that makes creative writing easier – well, at least tolerable. 1. Keep it fun. If it feels like torture, you’re not likely to stick with it. 2. Subdivide the effort into mini-goals, so that you can see and feel...

Meet 10 Students Building Their Resumes by Helping Nature Thrive

No matter your experience, you too can help build a sustainable future as a Living Planet Leader. When it comes to the environmental crisis happening around us, it feels like a lot of the people making a difference are from our generation. ...

Electric, Neon, Salsa-Dancing Energy, or Finding Your Writing Voice

In this humorous essay, composition and rhetoric professor Adam Brandner shares his take on finding your writing voice and a few exercises that helped him discover his own. HOW BURNT IS YOUR SIENNA?  My name is Adam Brandner. I am a teache...

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