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The Veterans Writing Project

Founded by a veteran for veterans, a nonprofit (Veterans Writing Project) teaches writing as a way of making sense of the stories soldiers have to tell and coping with the trauma of war. This article originally appeared in the January/Febru...

10 Societies for Creatives

January 14, 2020, by Agnes 10 Societies for Creatives A new term is upon us and, along with the start of the new decade, it’s a great opportunity to try something new! Whether you’ve put your creative hobbies aside to focus on your degr...

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Hi! (Insert creative greeting…)

Hi, Aurora I’m one of the forum moderators and I want to welcome you to the forum.

 Certainly you don’t need to be apologetic about writing Fantasy. I’d say it’s probably the most popular genre here on the forum, an...

What’s the Big Idea: 15 Writing Prompts

“What’s the Big Idea” previously appeared in the January 2019 issue of Writer’s Digest and includes 15 writing prompts + ideas for 15-minute brainstorming sessions.  Every story starts as a concept: a microscopic kernel of a premis...

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Help writing a villain

So… what are you needing help with? Sounds like you’ve got a pretty good idea of where you want his character to go. I’m writing some pretty charismatic bad guys this time around; they can be fun and memorable characters t...

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The Catlord’s Writing Journal

Hey lugs, OK, so I’ve made a considerable amount of changes in my plans since I made my entry journal post. I’ve condensed all of the story ideas I’ve been having these last several years (ages 23-30) into a single 20 chap...

Lost in Iceland: Searching for a Better Writing Process

Nick Petrie, author of The Drifter, part of his Peter Ash series, shares his struggle with coming to terms with the writing process that works for him. I was in Keflavik airport, outside of Reykjavik, Iceland, waiting for a plane home aft...

Janet Evanovich Quotes for Writers About Writing

For the release of her newest Stephanie Plum book, Twisted Twenty-Six, here are 8 Janet Evanovich quotes for writers and about writing from her February 2007 WD interview. Bestselling author Janet Evanovich has been interviewed more than on...

5 Weekend Writing Prompts

If you need help getting started with your writing this weekend, here are 5 weekend writing prompts to get your creative juices flowing again. I recently finished several major projects that were taking up time on my evenings and weekends s...

Should I Copyright My Writing Before Submitting to Agents and Editors?

Should I copyright my writing before submitting to agents and editors? Could they steal my story or ideas? How can I protect myself? We look at copyright here. Ask any serious creative freelancer (writing, photography, etc.) about rights, a...

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