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Does this Case Solve Make Any Sense Whatsoever?

This may turn out to be a badly-explained thread, but I’ve just finished working out exactly how an amateur detective solves a case and I’d rather run into problems now than 60,000 words in. Since I’ve known all along who ...

Creeping Common Sense: Let’s Talk Mistakes

It’s important for new writers to ask the pros about the mistakes they’ve made; successful, well-published writer and WD contributing editor Jeff Somers reveals why.  “Nowadays most people die of a sort of creeping common sense, and ...

Take Two: Ways to Submit Your Story to Hollywood

If you dream of your story being on the big screen, Script’s editor, Jeanne Veillette Bowerman, gives you a peek inside the filmmaking industry and shares ways to submit your story to Hollywood. Click to tweet this article to your friends...

How Can I Leverage Recruiting Agencies In My Job Search?

There are a few ways in which your crush and your recruiter are exactly the same. You hate when they reschedule. You seem to have intractable word vomit whenever they call. And you’re always wondering what they say about you to their co-w...

The last lesson

May 13, 2019, by John The last lesson I look at the result slip that my teacher hands to me. BBAD, the paper reads. I feel a whirlwind of emotions. In front of my friends, I know I cannot show too much emotion. But I wish the ground would s...

Internships 101: Free vs. Paid

My Mom told me this story about a man she and my Dad are friends with. When he was thirty years old in 1990, he immigrated to Canada from South Africa. He was a construction engineer in South Africa, but he had a hard time finding a job in ...

The Art of Personal Branding

Personal branding is for everyone. It keeps you standing out from the long list of job candidates applying for the same position. And, it can absolutely make a difference. Do you know how many jobs I was offered in university when interview...

Interview with Reena Shah, Winner of the WD 19th Annual Short Short Story Competition

Reena Shah feeds the subconscious level of her brain that she uses to write by remaining mindful and present of the everyday moments of her life. Even when going through her daily tasks, Shah makes an effort to remain aware of the moment so...

Thinking Outside the Books: Write Your Query Letter First

By the time I’d sent out my fifth book to agents and hadn’t heard so much as a peep from them, I’d had enough. The thought of pouring another year of my life into a book just to get another round of radio silence was too depressing. N...

What Is Life Like After Graduating?

It goes without saying that everyone in life has their own path to take. Students across the country spend several years buried in textbooks, cramming for exams and befriending SparkNotes for those last minute essays. Until that fateful da...

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