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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...

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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...

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’...

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,...

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Are you a better writer now?

I’ve done a lot of writing this year, more than last year. I’m primarily a short story writer and an essayist. And I submit a lot. And I get published, though, I do wish that happened more. Still, everything I have on submission...

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