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For the Love of Writing: 25 Wordsmiths Explain Why They Write

[Can you impress us in 1500 words or fewer? Enter the Short Short Story Competition today! Deadline January 15, 2018] Last month, we called for our readers to share the motivations behind their wondrous words and reasons behind their lov...

The Screenwriter’s Toolbox: Two Techniques Novelists Can Borrow from Film When Writing Opening Scenes

Get ready for a bigger, better writing community. Writers Digest and ScriptMag will be merging into a single, fully redesigned website in 2018! image from Getty | CSA Images/Printstock Collection By Kes Trester When I made the switch fro...

Websites for Writers: 20 Sites with Great Writing Advice

This post covers some of our 101 websites for writers selected in 2017. Now, we’re hunting for our top 101 websites for writers in 2018. Hit us with your best recommenations in the comments below. For 19 years now, we’ve been doing the ...

Giving Tuesday: 14 Charities for Writing & Literacy

Giving Tuesday began in 2012 as a way to counteract the overwhelming consumerism we experience on Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Writer’s Digest is joining in the spirit of the season by creating a directory of literacy and writing charit...

5 Writing Perspectives to Be Thankful For

Every day at Writer’s Digest, I’m particularly thankful that I get to read about writing and edit some really skilled teachers and experts. The varied perspectives, voices and authorities on the craft keep me on my toes and enrich my ex...

Develop Daily Writing Resilience to Succeed

“Writing is so difficult that I feel that writers, having had their hell on earth, will escape all punishment hereafter.”—Jessamyn West The dead aren’t supposed to walk among us, but they do. I’ve seen them—writers frazzled from...

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Share your writing with spouse/partner?

Personally I’d stay well away. There are a very very few partners who are genuinely interested in reading what you’ve written and that is spectacular if you have it. Having someone that you are close to to share your passion wit...

Sam Demma: Turning Obstacles Into Opportunities During COVID-19

If there’s anything we’ve learned about Gen Z during this pandemic, it’s that they’re becoming increasingly self-sufficient and entrepreneurial. Especially now with the rise of TikTok, an app known for expediting small businesses ov...

Forky – A Simple Mind Mapping Tool

I’ve tried dozens, possibly more than one hundred, mind mapping and flowchart creation tools over the last thirteen+ years of writing this blog. In fact, my first published writing was as a co-author of a chapter about mind mapping in...

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Do You Use The Thesaurus to Find New Words or Remind You of Forgotten Words?

I find this an interesting question. When I use the thesaurus, I don’t use it to find words I’ve never used before, I use it to remind me of words I just couldn’t remember off the top of my head. You know … those wor...

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