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Progress Report (2021)

#5 Current Project(s):I’ve been pecking away at “Faun’s Way” this week, and I think it’s looking a little bit better. I’m trying not to bog it down with historical facts that try to show off the setting, instead trusting the rea...

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A Scarlet Magician’s Progress Report

So. Its a new year, a new start, and I’m glad I’ve discovered this place. At the same time, this Progress Report system seems like just the thing that I need. For the past four years, I’ve generated plenty of ideas, plenty...

Member Monday: The Colors of My Life

Today we have a piece from Writers Forum member Jennifer Levens. We especially love to run fiction pieces from Writers Forum members on Mondays. See below for submission details. Photo by Anastasiia Ostapovych on Unsplash The Colors of My L...

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WHY I WRITE

WHY I WRITE My childhood had a powerful influence on why I write. I was born in the city but grew up in the country. And there in the country I discovered that words could take me beyond what I knew with my eyes and my ears. It began on a h...

Mystery/Crime First Place Winner: “A Cowgirl Farewell”

Congratulations to Mary Lou Condike, first place winner in the Mystery/Crime category of the Writer’s Digest 15th Annual Popular Fiction Awards! Here’s her winning story, “A Cowgirl Farewell.” A Cowgirl Farewell A line snaked out th...

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Am I a dreamer or are fictional reporters going to be a thing?

Hey everybody! I’m Andy, 23, Italian.I’m not a writer, myself, far from being one, unfortunately. But I have always loved the art of writing and those who practice it! I’ve recently read L.A. Confidential by James Ellroy a...

Vintage WD: Murder for Profit, Mystery Story Techniques Part 2

In part 2 of this 1931 article about mystery story techniques, George Dyer offers his suggestions for how to drop hints about who the real criminal of the story is. Read part 1 of the article Murder for Profit: Mystery Story Techniques here...

Christina Lauren: Write What Makes You Excited

In this author spotlight, the duo of Christina Hobbs and Lauren Billings (writing as Christina Lauren) talk about their most recent book, The Honey Don’t List, and share how their writing process changes from book to book. Christina Laure...

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Help with my setting

There are always rural sections of a city you can visit and base it on. Jot down your report as you witness and experience them like in a forest. Could be a park or national park. Then do some research. I imagine castles are very easy to in...

Vintage WD: What Is the Writer’s Social Responsibility?

Today is Election Day in the United States and marks one year before the highly anticipated, already contentious 2020 presidential election. So, when we found this article from our January 1970 issue, and recognized its continued relevance,...

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