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100 Writing & Publishing Tips from the 2018 Writer’s Digest Annual Conference

The 2018 Writer’s Digest Annual Conference was a roaring success. Literary agents, veteran and debut authors, editors, publishers and more shared their greatest writing tips on improving your craft, getting published, and building your wr...

End of Summer Events

Writers Forum has one more month of our summer break. Meetings will resume on September 8 for Linda Boyden’s Jump Start Your Writing with Poetry presentation. In the meantime, you can tickle your creative itch by attending any of seve...

Breaking In: Debut Author Lyra Selene on Perseverance

In our Breaking In column in Writer’s Digest magazine, we talk with debut authors—such as Lyra Selene, author of Amber & Dusk—about how they did it, what they learned and why you can do it, too. Here, Selene discusses the impor...

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I feel like my world is more interesting than its story?

I presume, if your story is character-driven, the characters are at least human or fairly human? If so …then I agree with @Steerpike ‘s suggestion that you might not be writing the right story for the sumptuous world you’v...

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Sexy Writing Examples

Talking about their eminent demise seemed to take the sting out of it, huddling together in the center of the cave. All but Marcia had either a woolen toga or army cloak, which they wrapped around themselves against the growing chill. She s...

3 Tips For First-Time Job Hunters

As a former co-op student at Ryerson University, I get a lot of students coming up to me for advice. You see, I didn’t get my 4 co-op jobs from blasting out resumes, like everyone else. I knew that I wouldn’t get noticed trying to be be...

4 Reasons Why I Wish I Took A Gap Year

I applied to university with little-to-no idea what I was going to study, and I decided on my major a few hours before the confirmation deadline. Going to university was just a given—I didn’t think that I had another option. I mean, it...

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What are your techniques to get a plot idea?

The dreaded plot idea. For me, the following works . . . don’t force the plot. Like a meandering river let the ideas flow, and one will stick. Just keep thinking about it. I think keeping to the school /academy is good for future sale...

A 16-Year-Old Is Teaching Students What They Wish They Learned in School

From filing taxes to nailing a job interview, there’s a lot of practical life skills that you didn’t learn in high school. That’s why 16-year-old Austin Chan from Markville High School invented the Wydlis Course. “What you didn’t ...

Buying Your Own Place: Advice From A Recent Grad (And Homeowner)

Buying your own place. Is it just me, or does that sound crazy? This used to be a normal stage in the lives of many North Americans. Today, it seems like an extreme luxury for most people. I honestly felt like I would never ever have a plac...

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