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The hardest part of writing a story

The comments already posted are fantastic and provide solid advice. Don’t worry over the start, write the story and come back to the beginning. You may find it easier to write the beginning once you know the end or that your initial...

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...

6 Tips for Writing a Great Police Procedural

Don’t miss the deals in the Writer’s Digest store—coming Black Friday, 11/24. By Carrie Smith There’s usually at least one confession in a police procedural, so let me start this column with mine. I’m not a police officer, and I...

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...

7 Things I’ve Learned So Far, by Ruth Emmie Lang

“7 Things I’ve Learned So Far” (this installment written by Ruth Emmie Lang, author of BEASTS OF EXTRAORDINARY CIRCUMSTANCE) is a recurring column where writers at any stage of their career can talk about writing advice and instructio...

6,500 Vintage Travel Photos – Free To Use

The Library of Congress website is a great place to find historic images to use in presentations. The free images housed by the Library of Congress are organized into many collections. One of those collections, Photochrom Prints, was recent...

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Writer’s Block

Alphonse Capone said: ↑ That’s an awful comparison. You can’t reasonably compare creativity with something procedural. Click to expand… It might be an interesting test… Anyone who says they have “writer’...

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