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Use of Bold, italic and underline in dialog?

If I’m publishing short-stories to the internet, or in book format with self-publishing, than I’ll have to be my own editor. If I am forced to employ self-publishing, because editors and publishers don’t like the way I wan...

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How to describe a voice?

I have a cheat sheet that I use when I get caught in a bind onhow a voice should sound. Hope it helps. : Hola! You can call me J.This blog was created in the hopes that I could help out the writers of Tumblr. It will consist of helpful rebl...

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Beyond the Fields We Know

The ‘otherworld’ is my main interest and though I’ll admit a large part of this is escapism, the exploration of an ‘ideal’ realm, I’m also interested in thresholds and the interaction of the fantastic wit...

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George Orwell’s 5 Rules for Effective Writing

Hey folks. I did a quick search and it doesn’t appear the following has been shared before. Here is an essay written by George Orwell. A guideline for preventing common errors in written language. I have found it very helpful: Politic...

Short Story Contest Entry: Election Day

Today we have another entry received for the Writers Forum 2020 Short Story Contest. Since the contest judges are supposed to be judging the entries without knowing who wrote them, the author’s names will be withheld until after the w...

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Finding a writing coach

I didn’t get much out of my previous experience with writing coach. It was profoundly disappointing after struggling to explain my story and trying to articulate the multiple issues I felt with the process I was given suggestions where st...

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WF Book Club May 2020

Welcome everyone to the first actual book club discussion thread of hopefully a long and illustrious monthly group! I’m truly looking forward to hearing what all of you have to say in discussion of our monthly works, and more importan...

Queen’s Letter: Oneofthesedays

One thing is for sure: stressful times make writers write. And stressful interactions with others can make us write even more. Another word from our President and Queen…written before the Cottonwood Rodeo of last weekend. And before a...

Writers Contest Entry: Stage Craft

Today we present for your entertainment the first entry received for the Writers Forum 2020 Short Story Contest. Since the contest judges are supposed to be judging the entries without knowing who wrote them, the author’s names will b...

Romance First Place Winner: “Just a Little Push”

Congratulations to Leslie Wibberley, first place winner of the Romance category in the 15th Annual Writer’s Digest Popular Fiction Awards! Here’s the winning short story, “Just a Little Push.” Just a Little Push The choppy waves tos...

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