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A Guide to Time Management for the Post-Secondary Student

The transition from high school to post-secondary school often comes with more commitments. In addition to the typical homework, assignments, tests, and exams from school, there might be a part-time job to pay for those expensive books and ...

Breaking In: Keah Brown on Going From Viral Hashtag Creator to Debut Memoir Author

Happy pub day to Keah Brown! Her debut memoir, The Pretty One, released today from Atria Books. To celebrate, we’re publishing the unabridged version of Keah’s interview featured in the Breaking In column of the September 2019 issue of ...

Crush Your Phone Interview With These 3 Tips

Congratulations! You’ve successfully landed an interview, except it’s a phone interview. And you can’t stand talking on the phone. How do you get through it without losing your cool? With these tips, you will feel more confident—an...

Trauma: What Happens When We Put It On the Page?

Writing the story of her assault wasn’t easy for Karen Stefano. The author shares her experience writing about trauma, including how she found the strength to put it all on the page, the inevitable ups and downs, and the self-care needed ...

5 Important Steps to Land Your First Job After Graduation

It seems unfair. You’ve worked hard throughout your university or college only to work hard to find that first job. It doesn’t even feel like those years of studying give you much of an advantage. So why did you work yourself so far int...

Getting Your Social Media ‘Interview Ready’

We’ve all heard that what you post on social media can have implications on your career and professional life. So it’s no surprise that employers search potential employees online to learn about them and see if there are any ghosts in t...

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Medieval amputation methods and preventing blood loss (help)

Okay. I have a character, he needs half of his arm removed. He will not accept cauterization to help with the blood loss, and magic is also a no go. To use any of those methods on him would be instant betrayal to him. So… First things...

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Another way of saying “engage the enemy”

Stormsong07 said: ↑ “Junior and Senior Riders, go ahead and report to your company. Initiates, stay here out of the way until the main body has engaged the enemy. Then rescue the wounded when you can. Do not directly engage with the ene...

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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 ...

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