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2019 Gifts for Writers and Readers

Writers and readers can be hard to buy for. I know I am! My family has completely given up on giving books to me in favor of giving gift cards to bookstores. But if you’d like to get a little more creative for the writer in your life this...

Presenting Novel and Short Story Writer’s Market 2020

Novel and Short Story Writer’s Market 2020 editor Amy Jones announces what’s included in the 39th annual edition. I visited my local bookstore over the weekend and was pleasantly surprised to find the 2020 edition of the Novel & Sho...

Janet Evanovich Quotes for Writers About Writing

For the release of her newest Stephanie Plum book, Twisted Twenty-Six, here are 8 Janet Evanovich quotes for writers and about writing from her February 2007 WD interview. Bestselling author Janet Evanovich has been interviewed more than on...

Revisiting George Orwell: Why I Write in the 21st Century

Keith Wain revisits the 1946 George Orwell essay “Why I Write” by looking at the relevance of each of the four key points in the digital era. [Editor’s Note: You can revisit the original essay “Why I Write” by George Orwell here.]...

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Feeling like I Let Myself Down

All that work to sign up for a forum like this to get this off my chest… I’ve felt for a long while that I’ve failed myself. Ever since I was in middle school, I was writing television series spec scripts. Granted, they were short...

Psst: Novelists – Steal These Screenwriting Secrets! Part 3 Query Letters

In part 3 of “steal these screenwriting secrets,” we delve into marketing and query letters. In other words, these are screenwriting secrets to steal after you write and specifically related to crafting killer query letters. In my Write...

How to Write Successful Queries for Any Genre of Writing

Learn how to write successful queries for any genre of writing by breaking down the query letter and supplying links to example queries that worked. Whether trying to hook a literary agent or editor at a book publishing company, writers nee...

It’s My Story and I’ll Pitch if I Want To

This week’s writing prompt will do double duty, working on your creative writing skills by reimagining a classic tale and practicing how to sell your story to an agent. Creative Writing Prompt: It’s My Story and I’ll Pitch if I Want T...

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Why is it so hard to write happy character’s pov?

The only other girl I could say definitely liked me was Leah. She wasn’t as cute as Jessie, or Pam. Actually, It was hard to describe her face because it was mostly smile all the time. Just at the right moment, she had a stately, even a h...

15 Ways to Write Funnier Fiction

Short story writer and novelist Dan Brotzel dishes out 15 tips on how to use humor in fiction writing. Photo by Braydon Anderson on Unsplash It’s amazing how often you hear aspiring writers say: ‘I can’t write humor. I’m not funny....

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