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10 Ways To Stay Productive This Summer

Summer’s finally here. If you’re coming off a gruelling semester like the one I just had, I can’t blame you for wanting to do absolutely nothing for the next four months. However, if you let yourself over-indulge in the time off, you ...

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Catrin Lewis’s Progress Journal

The status quo, in chronological order of conception: Title: Free SoulsAlso Known As: Work in Revision (WIR)Genre: Literary Romance Thriller (is there such a thing?)Format: Novel, currently divided into three partsSetting and Time Period: 2...

Train Your Brain: 6 Steps for Overcoming Writer’s Block Through Meditation

Meditation can be a healthy and productive method for overcoming writer’s block. Here, Dr. Julie Rosenberg walks you through the steps for meditating your way through that creative slump.  Every writer has, at one time or another, confro...

Inside the Mind of a Villain: 8 Journeys and Motives Behind Evildoers, Antiheroes & Antagonists

By Dustin Grinnell Nothing is easier than to denounce the evildoer; nothing is more difficult than to understand him. —Fyodor Dostoyevsky Whenever we learn of an unspeakable crime, an incomprehensible act, there are questions. Chief amon...

Extended Q&A with WD’s 2017 Short Short Story Competition Winner

Writer’s Digest would like to congratulate the winners of the 18th Annual Short Short Story Competition. Each year, writers submit their very best short stories of 1,500 words or fewer. This year, “Beneath the Cracks” by Nicole Disn...

Alex Segura Discusses Crime Fiction, Comic Book Writing, and His New Book Blackout

Crime novelist and comic book writer Alex Segura is making waves in the publishing world these days. Not only has his upcoming book Blackout (released 5/8 from Polis Books) earned attention from reviewers far and wide, but his Pete Fernand...

Shifting Gears: Publishing a Book Outside Your Usual Genre

If you’re known for your work in a particular genre, publishing a book that goes in an entirely different direction can be a chore. Here, Tim Wendel offers tips for approaching the challenge. By Tim Wendel I knew I had my work cut out for...

What to Do When You’re a Memoirist and Memory Fails

By Natalie Singer The memories that glimmer strongest in my mind, that pop up repeatedly as though they have an agency of their own, act like cosmic bulges―moments that wink like the star-studded center of a spiral galaxy, like Roland Bar...

Making Time to Write: Time Management For Screenwriters

Not all writers can afford to spend their whole day in front of the computer, typing out their next great script. Learn effective time management techniques on how to plan ahead and make writing a fixed part of your life. By C. Bryce Fuller...

Reminder – The Library of Congress Seeks a Teacher-in-Residence

Last month the most visited post on this blog was the announcement that the Library of Congress is seeking a teacher-in-residence for the 2018-19 school year. Applications for the program are due by next Monday, April 9th. The 2018-19 Teach...

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