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New Member: This is My Story

I joined this forum hoping to find inspiration from writers. You see, I used to write in teens. My creative muse was so intense at the time.However, it appeared I lost it. I can’t seem to conjure a story anymore. I want to write again...

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How many readers do you have?

How do you find out how many readers you have? I imagine with books, you know my sales when your check comes in, but how would you find out your sales before you’ve earned back your advance? Is this something you can ask you publisher...

Make Violent Scenes Matter: 5 Tips for Writing Violence That Doesn’t Turn Readers Off

After writing bestselling thrillers as well as books that missed the mark, author Carter Wilson shares five lessons he’s learned about writing violent scenes. In my six published novels, many of my characters meet a bad end. In fact, one ...

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You Guys Ever Think about Writing a Memoir?

Originally Posted by Justin Attas Anyone here ever tempted to write about themselves? I know every agent and publisher on the planet will tell you that unless you’ve had some truly crazy tragic or uplifting experience, no one will rea...

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How do you think through things that will have global impact?

Simon Price said: ↑ an unknown entity that by all appearances seems to have no motivation for it beyond hiding behind a rock and watching the fireworks. Click to expand… LOL A.K.A. GOD… but seriously…. “How do you ...

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So why do people go on creative writing courses?

Originally Posted by Annoying kid What does it have over a writing group plus independent study, that’s worth paying a student loan? I studied creative writing before my law degree and honestly, it isn’t really worth it for the ...

Writing and Publishing Poetry—Q&A with Patricia Colleen Murphy

Patricia Colleen Murphy is the founder of Superstition Review at Arizona State University and author of two books of poetry, including her recently published collection, Bully Love. Murphy talked with WD about how to improve writing and wha...

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How do you avoid putting your own spin on others’ work when critiquing / beta-ing?

Originally Posted by bdcharles Well I wouldn’t say without their consent – by making it publically (publicly?) available for crit suggests consent – but I do maintain that a critiquer can put their own stamp on that critte...

Co-writing a Serial Novel

Writing doesn’t have to be a lonely profession. Dan Koboldt shares how he collaborated with two other writers to plan, write, and revise a serial novel. For most of the fiction that I’ve written – three novels and half a dozen short s...

Writing Prompt: School Daze

When I was younger, I never got into trouble at school. It seems that because I was the quiet, introspective type everyone assumed I could do no harm. Sometimes I tried to get into trouble just to defy expectation, but my plans seemed to ba...

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