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Reprints for Creative Shorts: How and Where to Sell a Poem, Personal Essay or Short Story a Second Time

[Can you impress us in 1500 words or less? Enter the Short Short Story Competition today! Deadline January 15, 2018] Image by Jimi Filipovski on Unsplash by Windy Lynn Harris The reprint market isn’t just for nonfiction articles. If y...

What This Olympic Loophole Can Teach You About Seizing Opportunity

While most athletes get to the Olympics by being among the best in their sport, freestyle skier Elizabeth Swaney ended up in PyeongChang through a loophole. On Monday, the Hungarian ran what’s been described as a “pedestrian” and “p...

How to Win a Bookstore

This information also appears in the March/April 2018 issue of Writer’s Digest. Subscribe today to get insights and information like this all year long. BOOKSTORE PAINTING © BOB ECKSTEIN Want to win a bookstore of your very own? All you ...

6 Lessons Learned from a Year of 101 Rejections

By Natalie D-Napoleon Earlier this year I came across an article by Kim Liao in which she explained “Why You Should Aim For 100 Rejections A Year.” As soon as I finished reading the piece I went to the folder in my email marked “Writi...

Successful Query Letter Examples: Anna Quinn & ‘The Night Child’

This article is part of a series called Successful Queries. It features actual query letter examples to literary agents that were successful for authors. In addition to the successful query letter, you’ll also see the thoughts from the w...

5 Ways to Use Comics in Social Studies Lessons

Creating cartoons and comic strips can be a fun way for students to show their understanding of events and concepts. For the student who is intimidated (or bored) by the idea of writing yet another essay or making another PowerPoint present...

How to Use Acting Techniques When Writing a Character’s Emotional Journey

by Warner Loughlin An actor’s greatest desire is to so fully embrace a character, that he transports the audience into a magical realm of make believe. The ability to convincingly do that is what separates the good actors from the great a...

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Why do so many people lack ambition and lack interest in topics like politics, science, or writing?

kiesi said: ↑ Almost all of the people I meet appear to be extremely ignorant and have no interest in talking about topics such as science, philosophy, politics, or writing, as some examples. They would rather talk about how high they are...

33 Lessons on Critical Thinking – Best of 2017

As I do during this week every year, I am taking some time off to relax and prepare for the new year. Every day this week I will be featuring the most popular blog posts of the year. This was one of the most popular posts in April. From ana...

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Do you guys write every day?

Another thing would be to write complete trash. Don’t expect everything, or anything, you write to be good let alone great. Some days you’ll write a lot of great stuff and others days you’ll write stuff fit for the bin. I ...

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