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Vintage WD: Chris Bohjalian, The WD Interview

Chris Bohjalian’s newest book, The Red Lotus, was released this week. To celebrate, here’s Jessica Strawser’s 2014 interview with Chris Bohjalian in which they discuss his passion for the craft and his goal to never write the same bo...

Coronavirus: Why Keeping Calm Is Key

March 12, 2020, by Valentina Coronavirus: Why Keeping Calm Is Key First off, let me say. In the midst of a panic, it’s important to keep calm. Nothing productive can be achieved when as a society we’re all running around like headless c...

Committee roles, yay or nay?

February 24, 2020, by Charli Committee roles, yay or nay? Is being on a committee all it’s cracked up to be? We’ve all been there, innocently enjoying a year of our favourite sport or society at uni, until suddenly they spring it on you...

Do Writers Need to Go to College?

Do writers need to go to college to be writers? If so, should they major in English, communications, journalism, creative writing, or some other discipline? And if not, what kind of education should writers pursue? We dive into these questi...

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Using song lyrics in writing?

[So, apologies in advance for redundancy. I admittedly already posted this, but the topic got kinda buried, and it was off topic anyways.] How would one go about putting diegetic music into literature? I suppose that term doesn’t quit...

A day in the life of a 4th year vet student

February 10, 2020, by Charli A day in the life of a 4th year vet student 5am: I wake up bright and early to get straight outdoors for a kale smoothie and a run. Just kidding! I’m very much still asleep at 5am. And don’t even talk to me ...

How to start afresh this new decade

January 10, 2020, by Shweta How to start afresh this new decade New Year’s Eve has always been one of my favourite nights of the year. A lot of that probably has to do with the chance to pursue everything that never was. And while I am a ...

POV: Choosing Between First-Person and Third-Person

Choosing which POV (point of view) to write in can be challenging. Writing instructor Pooja Mittal Biswas shares her suggestions for choosing the best POV for your story and genre. A typical summer afternoon in Sydney is blisteringly hot, b...

Vintage WD: The First Hundred Words Are the Hardest

This article about the importance of the opening paragraph of your fiction writing first appeared in the October 1921 issue of The Writer’s Digest, as it was then known. It was written by Arthur Leeds. If you’re familiar with the curren...

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Depths of Research

When it comes to the levels of research a science fiction author, aspiring or established, how far down the rabbit hole do you all go? I ask this question because I kept digging farther down then I ever really imagined, and found myself on ...

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