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Children's happiness in UK at lowest level for decade, charity finds

Decline in wellbeing among young people is ‘national scandal’, report warns...

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August Short Story Contest is OPEN!

Waldo’s Thoughts (3800) Waldo was sitting and thinking deep thoughts in his tinkering shop. He did that a lot when working on a new invention. While he was thinking hard, he tended to close his eyes. It looked a lot like sleeping to t...

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No first person, but use active voice. How do you do this?

Hello there,It is my search to find a way to satisfy these conflicting requirements that led me to Writing Forums in the first place.I’m writing a technical journal article. Their requirement is “Do not use first person”, ...

Why the Surprise Ending Ultimately Frightens Us

Surprise endings in fiction, when done right, can make a book live in a readers memory for years, but as novelist H.J. Ramsay shares, surprise endings also show us a bit about human nature. Disclaimer: Essay contains spoilers for the movie ...

Four Tips for Indie Authors on Planning a Successful Book Tour

Book tours are a wonderful way to connect with readers. Indie author John Peragine shares his experience planning his latest book tour for his book Iowa Wine. It was one of the hottest days in July when I walked into the small indie booksto...

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Is my character’s goal causing my plot problems?

Very early concept. But here’s the idea so far as requested. Set on Earth in the future when a portal opened to another dimension (20 years ago) and brought mythical creatures and beings into our world – as well as magic. The humans...

Keep your money safe

August 21, 2019, by Ryan Neal Keep your money safe We hope you’re looking forward to joining us at the University of Nottingham in September. As you prepare to make the move to your new home, it’s important to be aware of some crucial s...

Cartoonist Bob Eckstein Returns to the 2019 Annual Writer’s Digest Conference

Cartoonist Bob Eckstein will be covering the 2019 Annual Writer’s Digest Conference with his art and tweets on Twitter and in a post-conference post for LitHub.com. In this post, he shares some of his cartoons along with tips for conferen...

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Worldbuilding a Reservation

Take a look at this: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0106087/ It’s Canadian but it will give you some ideas. In Canada, my impression is that a lot of reserves are not the best places to live. Serious lack of opportunities for education ...

5 Myths About English Majors Exposed, Explained, and Countered

When I tell people that I was an English major, the first thing they ask is, “But what can you do with that?” The second is, “Say something in Shakespeare!”  From my experience, there seems to be a general consensus that English li...

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