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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’...

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Prompt: Write a Non-binary Character

He/She = HyHis/Her = HyrHim/Her = Hyn Godimar looked down upon the humans below hyn. From hyr cloud hy pondered why they were fighting so much. Godimar decided to play a trick on the puny humans. Hy would appear before them as a giant figur...

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Character Flaws, disability, and mental illness

I’m curious. I’m deaf/hard of hearing, use a hearing aid and know ASL (American Sign Language) so I’m wondering how you are going to have the two characters communicate? You mentioned that one is a griffin and the other I ...

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Character mannerisms

Originally Posted by danielvaldez90323 One thing I find issue with is integrating character mannerisms into story as it feels like one of the difficulties I have trying to communicate ideas through text, I’ll go through three examples...

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he Importance of Describing a Character’s Voice

Originally Posted by seigfried007 As readers and/or authors, how important do you think it is to describe what a character sounds like? Would you prefer to infer tone or have it described? Also, do you think the comparatively small number o...

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Expressing loud talking/yelling/shouting

Originally Posted by Sir-KP I noticed that in some novels (that I could reach my hands on), a loud, stressed-on speech often expressed with capital letters. I’m aware that in online communication, capital letter is indeed considered a...

Vintage WD: What Is the Writer’s Social Responsibility?

Today is Election Day in the United States and marks one year before the highly anticipated, already contentious 2020 presidential election. So, when we found this article from our January 1970 issue, and recognized its continued relevance,...

Analogy vs. Metaphor vs. Simile (Grammar Rules)

Learn when you’re using an analogy vs. metaphor vs. simile with Grammar Rules from the Writer’s Digest editors, including a few examples of correct usages. If you have trouble with understanding the difference between an analogy, metaph...

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Censorship in Writing: your thoughts?

This thread is based on an article I published in my journal on Music Banter back in 2012. The concerns expressed here were genuine on my part, and can, I believe, form the basis for some hopefully enlightened discussion on the whole topic ...

The Lessons I’ve Learned From Writing About the History of Another Country

Author of the middle-grade historical fantasy novel The Story That Cannot Be Told  J. Kasper Kramer tells what lessons she learned from writing about the Romanian revolution, and the truths that the histories of other countries can teach u...

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