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Getting the Details Right in Your Writing: Myths and Facts About 3 Major Religions

[The Writer’s Digest Annual Conference (August 10-12, 2018) offers everything you need to advance your writing career creatively and professionally.] image from Getty By Jerry Jenkins, Tyler Moss and Brenda Janowitz (respectively) Accurat...

Reprints for Creative Shorts: How and Where to Sell a Poem, Personal Essay or Short Story a Second Time

[Can you impress us in 1500 words or less? Enter the Short Short Story Competition today! Deadline January 15, 2018] Image by Jimi Filipovski on Unsplash by Windy Lynn Harris The reprint market isn’t just for nonfiction articles. If y...

How to Use Acting Techniques When Writing a Character’s Emotional Journey

by Warner Loughlin An actor’s greatest desire is to so fully embrace a character, that he transports the audience into a magical realm of make believe. The ability to convincingly do that is what separates the good actors from the great a...

Jump-Start Your Writing: 3 Myths That Hinder Creativity—and How to Conquer Them

by Gabriela Pereira A few years ago I decided to make my New Year’s Resolution that I would give up making resolutions. This might sound counter-intuitive but let me explain. For years I thought the only way I would make progress toward m...

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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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