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Hello I am new here

Hi, I have just signed up. I picked up an old childhood hobby and after the last two rough years,I started writing a few months ago again.It feels good to bring the thoughts down to paper and build an imaginary world.I also joined a part ti...

The Writer’s Digest Interview: Andy Weir, Author of ‘The Martian’ and ‘Artemis’

Realistic sci-fi is a hot genre, and perhaps no one is more responsible for its meteoric rise than The Martian author Andy Weir. In this full interview with Weir—which first appeared in the January 2018 issue of Writer’s Digest and als...

6 Lessons Learned from a Year of 101 Rejections

By Natalie D-Napoleon Earlier this year I came across an article by Kim Liao in which she explained “Why You Should Aim For 100 Rejections A Year.” As soon as I finished reading the piece I went to the folder in my email marked “Writi...

7 Things I’ve Learned So Far, by Ruth Emmie Lang

“7 Things I’ve Learned So Far” (this installment written by Ruth Emmie Lang, author of BEASTS OF EXTRAORDINARY CIRCUMSTANCE) is a recurring column where writers at any stage of their career can talk about writing advice and instructio...

6,500 Vintage Travel Photos – Free To Use

The Library of Congress website is a great place to find historic images to use in presentations. The free images housed by the Library of Congress are organized into many collections. One of those collections, Photochrom Prints, was recent...

Clowns to the Left, Jokers to the Right: What to Do When You’re Stuck in the Middle of Your Novel

[Call for Entries: The Short Short Story Competition] It’s officially the middle of NaNoWriMo, which means that if you’re on pace, you’re in the middle of your novel. At this point, it’s easy to get stuck writing, but these strategi...

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Writer’s Block

Alphonse Capone said: ↑ That’s an awful comparison. You can’t reasonably compare creativity with something procedural. Click to expand… It might be an interesting test… Anyone who says they have “writer’...

From Whence Cometh Ideas? 10 Fun Idea-Generating Activities and Story Starters

Has your inspiration fizzled lately? Kick-start your creativity with these 10 fun story starters and clever idea-generating tips from Erika Hoffman. Photo by Aaron Burden on Unsplash You wrack your brain, pulling, stretching, trying to e...

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Which notebook?

Chromebooks are about as cheap as they come for new laptop-like devices, but they aren’t as flexible as more general purpose machines. If you follow the beaten path, your writing will be done in Google Docs and saved in Google’s...

End of Summer Events

Writers Forum has one more month of our summer break. Meetings will resume on September 8 for Linda Boyden’s Jump Start Your Writing with Poetry presentation. In the meantime, you can tickle your creative itch by attending any of seve...

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