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The Horrors of Being a Ghost: Ghostwriters Share Their Tales of Nightmare Clients

Editor’s Note: This article originally appeared in the July/August 2019 issue of Writer’s Digest magazine, themed “Villains.” This issue includes advice to help writers write better villains in memoir, thrillers, film, and everythin...

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Worldbuilding a Reservation

Take a look at this: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0106087/ It’s Canadian but it will give you some ideas. In Canada, my impression is that a lot of reserves are not the best places to live. Serious lack of opportunities for education ...

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Period appropriate language

Originally Posted by Delirium Hi! I’m wanting to write a fiction set in the dark ages but my biggest challenge is how to undertake the spoken text. Clearly the way they speak is different to how we do now and writing in today’s ...

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Questions about deafness and sign language

So, one of the characters in my story is a deaf teenage girl who lost her hearing either due to a complication when she was born or due to a genetic defect (leaning towards the former), and due to the story’s supernatural elements, to...

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Dictation (seeking advice on freewriting and dictating stories)

What is your approach for dictating a story? I researched this topic. I think I’ll need a voice activated recorder in my case because I stop the recorder often by pressing the stop button(freewriting is extremly difficult while dictat...

So… What Actually Happens at Graduation?

July 23, 2019, by Lucy So… What Actually Happens at Graduation? Since starting university three years ago, I always saw graduation as being a mystic event in the distant future. However, as of yesterday, that futuristic vision entered the...

The Challenges of Getting Your Book Published

Self-publishing or traditional publishing? Author Robert McCaw has gotten his books published both ways and shares the pros and cons of each route. I’ve written several novels—mystery/thrillers set on the Big Island of Hawaii—featurin...

Why Writers Should Embrace Their Weird Side

Debut author Sarah Sover shares how embracing her weird side led to the publication of her first book. I was always going to be a writer. Well, that or the next vampire slayer, but I was never called, so writing became my calling. In ninth ...

What It’s Like To Come Out In Post-Secondary School

“I’m coming out, I want the world to know, I got to let it show.” Although, Diana Ross made “coming out” seem like a timeless BOP that’s catchy, upbeat and super easy to sing along to. Actually coming out as a member of the LGBT...

Here’s to the misfits

June 10, 2019, by John Here’s to the misfits I’ve never felt as if I’ve truly fitted anywhere. This is not because I haven’t tried hard enough. I remember being a young 7-year-old in primary school trying to fit in with the ‘cool ...

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