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You Are the Judge of Good Writing

William Kenower explains how to own your writing aesthetic: Be your own judge of what constitutes good and bad writing. I was 18 in 1983 when the band Huey Lewis and the News released their hit album Sports, which included the song The Hear...

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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...

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I don’t think I know what fundamentally makes something a story. My writing leads nowhere.

DaveLu said: ↑ I get great ideas that I want to follow, but they just end up leading me nowhere. It leads into mind numbing exposition and excessive description. My ideas just turn into a mundane series of events. This problem is made eve...

Writing Tips From Writer’s Digest Conference Instructors

As we make final preparations for the 2019 Writer’s Digest Annual Conference, here’s a small taste of some of the writing tips you’ll enjoy from our speakers. The 2019 Writer’s Digest Annual Conference is right around the corner so ...

Writing and Publishing Poetry—Q&A with Patricia Colleen Murphy

Patricia Colleen Murphy is the founder of Superstition Review at Arizona State University and author of two books of poetry, including her recently published collection, Bully Love. Murphy talked with WD about how to improve writing and wha...

It’s Great to Suck at Writing

Author Karen Rinaldi sucks at surfing, but she continues to dedicate hours to it anyway, and she explains why we should also be okay with failure in many forms—even our writing. I’ve spent the last two decades devoting myself to an acti...

If my essay were…

May 6, 2019, by John If my essay were… I love writing essays. There is no sarcasm intended in the previous sentence. I genuinely do. I love writing it, responding to the question, and seeing it as a unique way for me to express myself. Bu...

Team Up! What Makes Writing Groups Work

Joining a writing group can be a wonderful way to spark your creativity and increase your commitment to writing. But what makes writing groups work? Six writing groups from around the world share their tips to a supportive writing group. Wr...

5 Tips You Need To Know To Write A Good Essay

Writing essays is unavoidable in any school setting. Essays are long, tiring and intimidating, which means they’re usually put off until the last minute. If you’re mere hours away from a deadline with barely a page worth of words, fear ...

100 Years of WD: How Has Writer’s Digest Impacted Your Writing?

Writer’s Digest celebrates its 100th anniversary in 2020 and we’re already planning for the January 2020 issue, which will kick off a year-long celebration in the magazine, online and at our live events. Digging through the archives in ...

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