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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...

8 Ways to Stay Mentally Fit and Mindful in the Writing Process

Bryan E. Robinson, Ph.D., author of #CHILL: Turn Off Your Job and Turn On Your Life, offers several tips inspired by the book for mindfulness and mental fitness during the pressures of the writing process. If your writing path is anything l...

Writing and Publishing Graphic Novels from Start to Finish

By Steve Kissing One of the things that amuses me about publishing my first graphic novel is that prior to engaging in this project a few years ago, I had never read one. I had some sense of graphic novels, of course, but I paid them no hee...

Your Future as a Writer From Isaac Asimov

Where will writers like you be needed and appreciated most as society progresses? Isaac Asimov — bestseller, futurist, and soothsayer — points the way in this essay from the May 1986 issue of Writer’s Digest. By Isaac Asimov Writer’...

2019 Gifts for Writers and Readers

Writers and readers can be hard to buy for. I know I am! My family has completely given up on giving books to me in favor of giving gift cards to bookstores. But if you’d like to get a little more creative for the writer in your life this...

5 Truths About Starting Your Own Self-Publishing Imprint

Book sales and distribution expert Amy Collins shares 5 truths you need to know before starting your own self-publishing imprint. This article was originally published in the November/December 2019 issue of Writer’s Digest as “Clearing ...

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October Short Story Contest is OPEN!!!

Red Herring (4778) “Squad, we have a call from East Linden reporting a 10-16. If there are any patrols in the area please respond.” Peter was trained to come to life at the sound of the staticky voice on the radio. Dispatch said jump, h...

How to Track World-Building in a Fantasy Series

Writing a fantasy series gets a little easier by tracking the details of the world you’ve created. EJ Wenstrom offers a few easy ways to manage the controlled chaos. When writing an alternate universe for fantasy fiction, world-building c...

World-Building Tips from the Masters

Five celebrated speculative fiction authors give their best word-building tips, demonstrating how different approaches can work. One of the critical pillars of speculative fiction is world-building—an author must craft a world the reader ...

9 Weird Ways to Beat Writer’s Block

To beat writer’s block, a typical problem among writers, let’s tackle it with atypical solutions. Nine of them, because, well, nine is an atypical number. We’ve heard the typical responses for how to overcome the seemingly over-come-a...

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