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Vintage Wisdom (Good and Bad): 14 Short Fiction Writing Tips From 1929

Cover of Writer’s Digest August 1929 issue In the nearly 100 years that Writer’s Digest has been shepherding writers through their careers, the magazine has published countless tips on the craft of writing. Some timeless fiction writing...

How I Won the Loran Scholarship: A Conversation with Anu Popoola of Holy Trinity School

We here at Student Life Network recently congratulated the 2019 winners of the Loran Scholarship. A small group of extremely incredible students, these young people have proved that you can accomplish great things if you are genuine, confid...

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...

A Writer’s Job Is to Persevere: Not Stopping at 96

Eugenia Lovett West, who’s still actively writing and publishing at age 96, takes perseverance to the next level. What is it like to be writing and publishing at age 96? This is my story, and I hope it will give encouragement to writers o...

7 Steps Toward Writing Your Transformational Book

Have you felt inspired to write a transformational book—one that will help your readers create change in their lives, organizations, or the world? That’s awesome because the world needs more transformational authors, or what I call “A...

5 Alternatives to Google Keep for Task Management

Last weekend I received an email from a reader named Shayne who had experienced a problem with Google Keep notes randomly disappearing. Shayne’s research indicated that other people had the same problem. So if you’re someone who...

This Saturday: Manuscript Ailing? Call the (Book) Doctor!

Important announcement to follow! On Saturday, January 12, CF member George Winship will speak about the process he uses to help his clients restructure their book manuscripts and polish them for publication. With a wealth of experience as ...

Novel Writing from A to Z: The Alphabetical Elements of Writing Fiction

Staring down the first blank page of your novel-to-be can be daunting—but any hesitation stops here. Our A to Z guide of expert tips, inspirational advice and helpful hints will walk you from Page 1 through The End. Compiled by Baihley Ge...

7 Ways Kurt Vonnegut Poisoned Readers’ Minds with Humanity

Kurt Vonnegut once said he wanted his novels to “catch people before they become generals and Senators and Presidents,” to “poison their minds with humanity. Encourage them to make a better world.” Here are seven ways he lived up t...

20 Ways to Generate Article Ideas in 20 Minutes or Less

Are you looking for new ways to generate fresh article ideas? Here are 20 you can accomplish in fewer than 20 minutes each. The old adage is true: Time is money. But for most freelancers, coming up with timely ideas that spur editors to ass...

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