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5 Things Fiction Writers Do That Annoy Readers

[Don’t miss your chance to enter the Writer’s Digest Short Short Story Competition! Impress us with your best story in 1500 words or fewer. Deadline extended to Jan. 15.] Illustration by Johnn Tenniel from The poetical works of Edgar Al...

Creating a Dysgraphia-Friendly Classroom

Dysgraphia is a language-based learning difference that affects a student’s ability to produce written language. In the early grades, students with dysgraphia may have difficulty with consistent letter formation, word spacing, punctuation...

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Night Herald’s Progress Journal

Not a whole lot of writing went down this week. My creative flow is a little thick, and I’ve been busy, as well as just straight lazy. Guess I got them Winter Blues. Excuses, excuses. I did make some progress on Escape from Helheim Pa...

Indie Authors and the Future of Book Production

[Can you impress us in 1500 words or less? Enter the Short Short Story Competition today! Deadline January 15, 2018] By Joel Friedlander Self-published authors have ridden to fame and fortune on the wings of two technologies: e-books, and...

A Writer’s Hierarchy of Needs

[Can you impress us in 1500 words or less? Enter the Short Short Story Competition today! Deadline January 15, 2018] Do You Have What it Takes to Climb the Pyramid of Literary Success and Become a Self-Actualized Writer? Bryan E. Robinson...

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Do you guys write every day?

Another thing would be to write complete trash. Don’t expect everything, or anything, you write to be good let alone great. Some days you’ll write a lot of great stuff and others days you’ll write stuff fit for the bin. I ...

When Your Memoir Wants To Be A Novel

[Can you impress us in 1500 words or less? Enter the Short Short Story Competition today! Deadline January 15, 2018] In our “Breaking In” column in Writer’s Digest magazine, we talk with debut authors—such as Anna Quinn, author o...

Four Things Students Need to Create Book Trailer Videos

This is an update of a blog post that I published about 16 months ago. The concepts are the same, but some of the resources have been updated.  Creating book trailer videos is a great alternative to a traditional written book report as...

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