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Literary Agent Interview: Danielle Burby of Nelson Literary Agency

Editor’s Note: The following interview was originally attributed to literary agent Kristin Nelson. It has been corrected and reposted. Danielle Burby is a literary agent based in New York City. She joined Nelson Literary Agency (NLA) in J...

Zetta Elliott on Starting Her Own Imprint & Character Development in Children’s Fiction

Zetta Elliott is the author of 30 books for young readers, including the award-winning picture book Bird, as well as a YA and speculative fiction author; a poet whose work has been published in several anthologies; an essayist forThe Huff...

Twine – Write Choose-Your-Own-Adventure Stories

Twine is an open-source program for writing choose your own adventure stories. You can use Twine online or you can download the software for Mac or Windows. I used Twine online to create a short story. To write a choose your ...

5 Reasons You Need To See Eighth Grade

Bo Burnham’s latest project is a ‘little’ movie he directed called Eighth Grade. It’s not unlike his snarky, satirical, brutally honest comedy specials, but Eighth Grade is Burnham sans the confetti and laser lights. Stripped down t...

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A “clone” problem

Something to consider, maybe stop starting off saying: My story is just like series X, how can I make sure it is not identical. Instead, my story idea A (excerpt e.g. included say 500 words), what are your impressions? Basic critique, given...

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Can you be a writer but not be a reader?

Edgelordess said: ↑ I think I learn better from watching than I do reading. When I was taking a course in creative writing, I felt obligated to copy the techniques in the short stories we had to read for that course. (There was more readi...

The Writer’s Digest Podcast, Episode 6: Jeff & Ann VanderMeer on Anthologies, the Genre Fiction Divide, and Deep Reading

Welcome, welcome, writers! From fiction to nonfiction, whatever your genre persuasion—be it speculative stories with an ecological twist or weird tales that bend the laws of time and space—the Writer’s Digest podcast is for you. Today...

Train Your Brain: 6 Steps for Overcoming Writer’s Block Through Meditation

Meditation can be a healthy and productive method for overcoming writer’s block. Here, Dr. Julie Rosenberg walks you through the steps for meditating your way through that creative slump.  Every writer has, at one time or another, confro...

I Published A Book As A University Student. Here’s What I Learned.

At the age of 21, I published a book. How many people can say that? As it turns out, more people than ever. Self-publishing is more accessible than ever. If you can hire a freelance editor, learn how to typeset in Adobe InDesign, and sign ...

300+ Printable Comic Templates

Make Beliefs Comix is a great multilingual comic strip creation service that I’ve featured many times in the past. One of the features of Make Beliefs Comix that I like is the collection of printable comic strip templates. These ...

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