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Interested in eclectic, discursive autobiography and memoir writing

I’m new here; I joined writingforums.org because I’m interested in writing about my life and I want to find a format that reflects how I actually experience my life. I’m a voracious reader, as I assume all of us here are, ...

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Could writing prompts help you in the writing process to be more creative?

Whatever gets you writing is a good thing. I journaled for years and wrote short stories that came from my motorcycle adventures. Then ideas for longer works began to smack me between the eyes, and I was compelled to write them. In my view,...

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Do You Use The Thesaurus to Find New Words or Remind You of Forgotten Words?

I find this an interesting question. When I use the thesaurus, I don’t use it to find words I’ve never used before, I use it to remind me of words I just couldn’t remember off the top of my head. You know … those wor...

Writing Podcast: The Creative Nonfiction Podcast

Welcome to the next installment of Writing Podcast at Writers Forum. Another great podcast I regularly listen to for writers is The Creative Nonfiction Podcast. I found this podcast a few years ago when I was looking for podcasts on nonfict...

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White authors writing BIPOC characters

Hi everyone, I am new here (I just signed up) and I have one very important question: Is it considered appropriate for white authors to write BIPOC characters (assuming they have done the research and everything)? For a bit of background in...

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Writing Contests – Developing Writers

One of the interesting things this and other forums offer are writing contests. I have found that reading these collections, which are generally short and very readable, strengthens my own knowledge and skill, especially when readers offer ...

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Creative Writing Prompts #4

So I came up with one of these myself and the ideas for the others I found on the internet but I changed them and made them my own. If you found a particular prompt inspiring let me know! Or if you can reword a prompt to make it better post...

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Hinted Foreshadowing

I was curious if any other writers look for places to inject hinted foreshadowing into their novels or stories? I use the term “Hinted Foreshadowing” because my search on this site revealed discussion on foreshadowing, but in ev...

Busting 5 Myths We’ve All Heard About Post-Secondary School

We’re bombarded with unrealistic expectations of the post-secondary experience by parents, teachers, the media, movies, and even friends. However, I have discovered that most of these are nothing but fables. Let’s call them for what t...

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Rules for writing

Little bit of a click bait title because I am not going to discuss actual rules. Instead I want to talk about rules I use to help my creativity. Every time I set out on a new story, and many other writers I work with, I get bogged down with...

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