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Would You Ever Pay for an Essay?

Essay writing firms are thriving in Canada, but does that make them okay to use? Ever wondered how one of those essay writing firms actually work? How legit are these operations? Will you get caught for using one? These are questions studen...

The WD Interview: Susan Orlean on The Library Book and Finding the Red-Hot Center of the Story

Susan Orlean thought she was done writing books when she heard about the 1986 fire that devastated the Los Angeles Public Library. The story so intrigued her that she spent four years researching and writing about it. The Library Book tells...

8 Traits I Wish Employers Knew About Writers

E.L. Tenenbaum gets it: writers work hard. Now, if only employers would. She shares here eight skills writers have that make them great candidates for that necessary-for-most day job. A first piece of writing advice I received was a warning...

Want to Be More Productive? Start by Being Honest About the Type of Writer You Are

Everyone knows that the best way to finally write a book is to set challenging goals and stick to them. Sick kid or leaky roof, let nothing deter you from your 1,000 words per day. Wait, that sounds kind of hard. Sorry! The real best way to...

How to Make Yourself Look Good Without Lying

Hello, my name is Katherine, and I’m a writer with an inferiority complex. When I approach a new market or B2B client, the sentence most commonly edited out of my queries is, “I don’t really match your ‘call for submissions’ descr...

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What are you passionate about when writing a story?

Good question which needs more of an explanation to know what I am asking. The subjects you feel emotional enough to write a story on or about if possible would be passions. I admit it that one list item doesn’t fit well enough the de...

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...

How to Write Historical Fiction

Don’t know where to start on your historical fiction novel? Author Mariah Fredericks reveals how she conducted research on The Gilded Age for her new book, Death of a New American. I love historical fiction. Growing up, I read Jean Plaidy...

Representation in Fiction: How to Write Characters Whose Experiences Are Outside of Your Own

As publishing endeavors to address inclusion and diverse representation in fiction, an inevitable question arises: Can authors write characters whose experience is outside of their own? This article appeared in the February 2019 edition of...

App Happy: 11 Free (or Mostly Free) Mobile Apps for Writers

In the May/June 2019 issue of Writer’s Digest, you’ll find our annual roundup of the 101 Best Websites for Writers! This year’s collection is supplemented by online addendums, including this set of mobile apps for writers, along with ...

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