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The Writer’s Digest Podcast, Episode 8: Interview with NaNoWriMo Executive Director Grant Faulkner

Welcome, welcome, writers! From fiction to nonfiction, whatever your genre persuasion— whether you plot your stories down to the tiniest detail or you write by the seat of your pants—the Writer’s Digest podcast is for you. Today I hav...

4 Reasons To Apply For Scholarships (Besides The Money)

There’s no question that scholarships are great. After all, who doesn’t want free money? There are thousands of different scholarships available to you across Canada, most of which come with added benefits. But students tend to to forge...

Zetta Elliott on Starting Her Own Imprint & Character Development in Children’s Fiction

Zetta Elliott is the author of 30 books for young readers, including the award-winning picture book Bird, as well as a YA and speculative fiction author; a poet whose work has been published in several anthologies; an essayist forThe Huff...

Talking Shop: Louise DeSalvo

The Art of Slow Writing: Reflections of Time, Craft, and Creativity A Review by George T. Parker   Writing well is a process that can take a long time. Sometimes we can forget how long it really takes, and we get impatient with the pro...

The 12 Best and Worst Things That Could Happen After Your Freelance Article Is Accepted

This article is excerpted from Susan Shapiro’s new book, The Byline Bible: Get Published in Five Weeks © 2018 from Writer’s Digest Books. The newspaper, magazine or web editor loves the freelance article you submitted and says “Yes!...

From Whence Cometh Ideas? 10 Fun Idea-Generating Activities and Story Starters

Has your inspiration fizzled lately? Kick-start your creativity with these 10 fun story starters and clever idea-generating tips from Erika Hoffman. Photo by Aaron Burden on Unsplash You wrack your brain, pulling, stretching, trying to e...

25 Items You Need In Your Backpack For Back to School

Summer is ending and your education is waiting, but are you ready to go back to school? Do you have everything yet? With Amazon’s Prime Student offer, students receive a 50% discount on Prime products and two-day shipping, which makes you...

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Epic poems

Difficult to say – especially if you’re talking more about long poems, rather than epics… epic poetry is (as I’m sure you’ve read) a particular form of story-telling through verse which contains its own set of ...

Curtis Sittenfeld on Choosing Beta Readers, Outlining and Creating Complex Characters

In this extended interview from the October 2018 issue of Writer’s Digest, bestselling Eligible author Curtis Sittenfeld explains how her characters keep it “real,” and why plumbing the awkward and uncomfortable can lead to the riches...

Why I Write Poetry: Sarah Richards

In 2017, I started a “Why I Write Poetry” series of guest posts. I’ve already received so many, and I hope they keep coming in (details on how to contribute below). Today’s “Why I Write Poetry” post comes from Sarah Richards who...

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