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The personal Essay as a means and ways of defeating writers block

So I have decided to read some personal essays and create some off my own. To eliminate writers block from never leaving the house. I assume it will be personal, a lot of the things I will be forced to write about that could serve as story ...

The Writer’s Digest Podcast, Episode 3: Writing and Publishing Short Stories and Essays — Interview with Windy Lynn Harris

Welcome, welcome, writers! From fiction to nonfiction, whatever your genre persuasion—whether you write personal essays in the voice of your cat or epic how-to articles about how to get bubble gum out of your kid’s hair—the Writer’s...

Podcasts and Writers

Podcasts and Writers By George T. Parker A long time ago…so long ago that most of you won’t remember it…I sent Writers Forum members a survey that asked about podcast listening habits. I had intended to follow-up the survey with an ...

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Show-Then-Tell “the Essay”

The first time I encountered the term “thesis statement” (in regards to fiction) was way back in 2011, in one of Chuck Palahniuk’s craft essays. In it, he argued that the thesis statement summarizes what’s going to h...

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...

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Do you want to be a profound writer?

I want to be a profound writer. I really do. I want to say something important that means something. I want it to be my calling to make great contributions to the literary world. This isn’t about being famous. It’s about writing...

How to Write a Five-Paragraph Essay That Works

In this post, we discuss how to write a five-paragraph essay that works, regardless of subject or topic, with a simple—but effective—plan for completing a successful essay. As a parent of five children (three now in high school), I’ve...

10 Scientifically Proven Ways to Beat Writer’s Block

Beat writer’s block with these 10 tips, supported by scientific studies, from Estelle Erasmus’s article from the September 2019 issue of Writer’s Digest. You heard that correctly—there is a cure for writer’s block, according to sc...

Welcome to Writers Forum, 2020

2019 We had a great time in 2019, didn’t we? We heard great writing from our members at two Read Arounds. Writers Forum member and past president George Winship taught us what an editor, or a book doctor, can do for our manuscripts be...

8 Chuck Palahniuk Quotes for Writers About Writing

To celebrate the release of his new book about writing, here are 8 Chuck Palahniuk quotes about writing from his 2007 interview with Writer’s Digest. This week marks the release of Chuck Palahniuk’s newest book, Consider This: Moments i...

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