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Trauma: What Happens When We Put It On the Page?

Writing the story of her assault wasn’t easy for Karen Stefano. The author shares her experience writing about trauma, including how she found the strength to put it all on the page, the inevitable ups and downs, and the self-care needed ...

Getting Your Social Media ‘Interview Ready’

We’ve all heard that what you post on social media can have implications on your career and professional life. So it’s no surprise that employers search potential employees online to learn about them and see if there are any ghosts in t...

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Does this Case Solve Make Any Sense Whatsoever?

This may turn out to be a badly-explained thread, but I’ve just finished working out exactly how an amateur detective solves a case and I’d rather run into problems now than 60,000 words in. Since I’ve known all along who ...

How Can I Leverage Recruiting Agencies In My Job Search?

There are a few ways in which your crush and your recruiter are exactly the same. You hate when they reschedule. You seem to have intractable word vomit whenever they call. And you’re always wondering what they say about you to their co-w...

Internships 101: Free vs. Paid

My Mom told me this story about a man she and my Dad are friends with. When he was thirty years old in 1990, he immigrated to Canada from South Africa. He was a construction engineer in South Africa, but he had a hard time finding a job in ...

What Is Life Like After Graduating?

It goes without saying that everyone in life has their own path to take. Students across the country spend several years buried in textbooks, cramming for exams and befriending SparkNotes for those last minute essays. Until that fateful da...

Volunteering Is Networking

I thought I’d get real here and give some networking tips that go beyond the vague “make connections” advice you get at every networking event. I’m here to talk about volunteering. Remember how we had to complete that compulsory 40...

Profit Spikes in Short Bursts of Time: Small Projects Writers Should Pursue

Want to see an uptick in your freelance writing income? Author of Writing to Make Money: Short Projects author Loriann Oberlin has a few ideas to get you started. In what we call the gig economy, writers routinely dream of contributing edit...

Min Jin Lee: Finding Story Ideas That Truly Provoke Your Passions

In this extended interview from the March/April 2019 issue of Writer’s Digest, Min Jin Lee talks about finding story ideas that truly provoke your passions and how to tune out the burden of expectations in this extended WD Interview. Pho...

7 Ways to Defend Yourself from Writing Coach Scams

Industry experts and legitimate writing coaches provide advice on how to spot writing coach scams and shield yourself accordingly. The profession of “writing coach” has come under recent scrutiny. The outcry follows a July 2018 article ...

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