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Turn Text to Speech With the Voicepods Chrome Extension

A couple of months ago I discovered a new text to speech tool called Voicepods. When I first tried it and wrote about it Voicepods would only create voice recordings based on text that you wrote. This week Voicepods launched a free Chrome e...

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I need UK help!

I can’t speak for the Welsh or in their language, but I am not aware that anyone in the UK would simply say “air-plane”. There is always that extra vowel noise between those two words although it is difficult to define wha...

Be There: A New Mental Health Resource For Young People

On a gloomy Thursday, I had the opportunity to attend an uplifting event hosted by Jack.org at the Centre for Social Innovation. Jack.org is a one-of-a-kind Canadian charity that “trains and empowers young leaders to revolutionize mental ...

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...

The WD Interview: Author N.K. Jemisin on Creating New Worlds and Playing with Imagination

N.K. Jemisin wants to be a “storyteller of a writer.” It’s an ambition she claims not to have mastered, but many who have lost themselves in Jemisin’s tales of captive gods and stone eaters are sure to disagree. Through her three ep...

7 Experiences to Look Forward to at the 2019 Writer’s Digest Conference

The Writer’s Digest Annual Conference (August 23–25, 2019) is the premier event for novelists, nonfiction writers, screenwriters and freelancers, offering a wealth of wisdom and practical advice for improving your writing, getting publi...

Third-Person Limited: Analyzing Fiction’s Most Flexible Point of View

From fast-paced action to intimate drama, third-person limited POV can be adapted to any scene or situation. Let’s start with a flashback. When my story was up for discussion in my first-ever writing class, our lanky, mustachioed instruct...

Netflix Binging: What Does It Look Like To An Outsider?

“Hey, are you still there?” “Do you want to continue watching?” You have the remote, so it’s your decision. Netflix binging can be a real issue and we all know it. When there are a million things to do, it’s easier to sit back, ...

Interview With WD’s 26th Annual Self-Published Book Awards Winner Dima Ghawi

Dima Ghawi, author of Breaking Vases, which won the grand prize in WD’s 26th Annual Self-Published Book Awards Winner. The author reveals how she found the strength to write her powerful personal story—and how she wrote and produced th...

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...

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