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Scrivener and its features to help proofread creative works.

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Drawing Board to Writing Desk: The Transition from Writing Comics to Writing Novels

[Can you impress us in 1500 words or less? Enter the Short Short Story Competition today! Deadline January 15, 2018] by Michael Moreci A strange thing happened when I sat down to write my first novel for St. Martin’s Press. I had to wri...

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How can I write creative alien races?

I think most of what you mean falls more into portrayal and execution,and not using generic models and tropes. Oddly enough this can alsobe used as an argument within the Fantasy community as well, so asto write the same old thing based upo...

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Today I am writing something

12/28/2017 LIfe is good. Is my life good? No, not even close. Think i’m being pessimistic? Well, I’m merely expressing my thoughts, my true thoughts. And it is my life, a good old life that basically sucks. Do I know what the problem is...

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Being creative with a character’s magical abilities.

Hi there I’m not sure if this an answerable question. To be honest, I tried to delete this thread after accidentally posting it. As you can guess, I couldn’t find the delete option. Sorry in advance for my stupidity. So, what ad...

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Reading to get better at writing

Originally Posted by Yours Truly Maybe I should rephrase, I’m mediocre at developing stories. I’m mediocre as far as the creative process of writing. I’ve been writing for a long time in the nonfiction/analytical sense, so...

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What’s the best compliment or nicest thing someone has said about your writing?

I’m a Slytherin-Ravenclaw who collects compliments about my creative ideas When I finished my Doctor Who fanfiction and asked another fan to look at my work, she said that my serial killer was her favorite character (even more so than...

Nicola Yoon, Author of ‘The Sun Is Also a Star,’ on Her Writing and Publishing Journey

[Can you impress us in 1500 words or less? Enter the Short Short Story Competition today! Deadline January 15, 2018] Nicola Yoon’s first young adult novel, Everything, Everything struck the charts like lightning, debuting at number one ...

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...

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