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Do you explore culture in fiction and if so how?

Ok what about novels based on cult groups. There are some:https://www.barnesandnoble.com/blog/…-freaky-cults/. I think this lists novels about a perceived society or emo kids. It’s something you experience. Even though writers a...

‘Teach religion and worldviews instead of RE’

New subject should include non-religious worldviews as well as major faiths, says a report....

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My Brother Taran

Britain, 1943 Taran’s mouth dried up and the blood drained from his cheeks. A man was aiming a revolver at him. This man’s attitude was almost casual, as if he was accustomed to killing people. His brocaded dressing gown contras...

Bob Woodward Gets to the Bottom of Things: Timeless Investigative Journalism Techniques (from Writer’s Digest 1996)

Given the buzz surrounding the explosive book Fear: Trump in the White House by Bob Woodward, we were reminded of a surprisingly timeless article from the August 1996 issue of Writer’s Digest about Mr. Woodward’s investigative journal...

An Archive of Historic American Buildings and Landscapes

There was a time when navigating the website of the Library of Congress was a bit of a chore. Collections of digitized artifacts were mixed with collections that simply listed availability of artifacts. Thankfully, in recent years the LOC h...

Chronicling America – An Archive of 2,600+ Digitized Newspapers

Chronicling America is a great resource provided by the Library of Congress. On Chronicling America you can find more than 2,600 digitized copies of newspapers printed in the United States between 1789 and 1963. You can search through the c...

The Perception Gap: Using Character Perspective to Propel Your Plot

Your characters’ views of the world can do much more than simply define who they are. Here’s how to use character perspective to propel your plot. If you’re like most people, when you believe something, you assume it’s true. It rare...

Fifth of 14-year-old girls in UK ‘have self-harmed’

Stereotypes around gender and worries about looks contribute to children’s unhappiness, a report says....

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Can anyone be a writer?

Just like driving, reading, surfing, or reading…Writing is nothing more than a learned skill. It is not an identity, merely one aspect of an individual’s skill set and/or interests. One is not wholly defined by a vaguely specifi...

Who Ya Gonna Call? Writing Paranormal and Supernatural Phenomena Realistically and Authentically

Given the popularity and depictions of “paranormal and supernatural phenomena” in movies and TV, one of the world’s foremost scientific experts on writing paranormal and supernatural phenomena explains how his expertise assists filmma...

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