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Websites for Writers: 20 Sites with Great Writing Advice

This post covers some of our 101 websites for writers selected in 2017. Now, we’re hunting for our top 101 websites for writers in 2018. Hit us with your best recommenations in the comments below. For 19 years now, we’ve been doing the ...

Writing Sequels: 7 Rules for Writing Second Installments

Editor’s Note: This article first appeared in Writer’s Digest magazine. Check out the latest issue here or subscribe. Your first book was well received—hooray! But how can you ensure success when writing sequels? These 7 secrets will ...

3 Tips for Writing Horror Comedy

[Don’t miss your chance to enter the Popular Fiction Awards! Deadline: Dec. 1, 2017] A portion of a window card for the 1927 horror comedy film The Cat and the Canary. by J.R.R.R. Hardison Screaming and laughing may seem like opposite si...

Four Tools for Recording Time-stamped Notes While Watching Videos

There are many tools for creating video-based lessons and quizzes in which students answer the questions that you create for them. There is nothing inherently wrong with that. I’ve done that myself. However, there are times when I wan...

The Pen Is Mightier (Than the Word Processor)

21st-century writing technology has undoubtedly made writing more convenient—but is it actually holding us back? One writer investigates. I’m an analog girl in a digital world. I like old things and old style. I used a rotary-dial phone...

Bullet Journals: Your Secret Weapon For Better Grades and Mental Wellness

If you’re a student on Tumblr or Pinterest, you’re likely to have seen them: Bullet Journals—humble notebooks with cream-coloured pages hosting cleverly-organized lists, agendas, and art. Aesthetics range from earthy and shaded, to pr...

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Flashbacks

Catrin Lewis said: ↑ I file this under Paranoia Rules. Meaning I feel I must avoid doing it, and if I do, I feel terribly guilty. But then, I see New Yawk Times Best Selling Authors using flashbacks all the time. I’d love to get to ...

WriteReader Launches a New User Interface

WriteReader is one of my favorite writing tools for elementary school students and their teachers. WriteReader is a free service that students can use to create multimedia ebooks. I like it so much that I have included it in my Best of the ...

Puzzles & Games for Writers: Word Search

Don’t miss the deals in the Writer’s Digest store—coming Black Friday, 11/24. Each issue of Writer’s Digest magazine wraps with quizzes, comics, brain teasers and games for writers. For the first time ever, we’re excited to bring...

Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 462

For today’s prompt, write a set poem. Collectors often try to complete the set, though some break up the set. Some people set the record straight. Some things need to set (like glue or paint). I hope you’re ready to set the world on fir...

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