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Talking Shop: Stephen King

 Book Review: On Writing By George T. Parker   I had a problem a few years ago. I came home from town with a book on writing. Another book on writing. Patsy said, “Do you think it would help if you spent more time writing instead of...

The Power of Theme: Turning Books Into Movies

Books to Movies: Barri Evins reveals how to harness the power of theme to entice publishers, captivate readers, and attract the film and television industry. Some of the most successful and best-loved films of all time have been based on bo...

WD Poetic Form Challenge: Cyrch A Chwta Winner

About a week behind what I was expecting, but here are the results of the Writer’s Digest Poetic Form Challenge for the cyrch a chwta along with a Top 10 list. Read all of them here. Here is the winning cyrch a chwta: Seasick, by Lelawatt...

Meet the Future of Science Fiction: The Teen Scribes of the Octavia Project

“What if?” is the question that fuels the creation of some of the best science fiction and fantasy. For writers of those genres, toying around with hypotheticals doesn’t just come naturally, the ability to imagine the as-yet unimagina...

10 Overlooked Google Docs Features

The new school year will be here soon and I haven’t taken a break all summer. I’m taking a short break from the Internet to go fishing at one of my favorite places in the world, Kennebago Lake. I’ll be back with new posts ...

Five Observations Students Can Record With Google’s Science Journal App

The new school year will be here soon and I haven’t taken a break all summer. I’m taking a short break from the Internet to go fishing at one of my favorite places in the world, Kennebago Lake. I’ll be back with new posts ...

Sage Advice: 8 Literary Agents Share Their Best Tips for Getting Published Today

There wasn’t enough space in print to include every pearl of wisdom our literary agents shared in this year’s annual agent round-up. Find useful advice for getting published in this online feature, and pick up a copy of the October 2018...

Meal Prep 101

It’s easy to give in and buy something while you’re out, but that $5 to $10 lunch quickly adds up a month later when you’re lacking funds! Be smart with your money. If you plan your meals in advance, you can prep your food easily and ...

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I feel like my world is more interesting than its story?

I presume, if your story is character-driven, the characters are at least human or fairly human? If so …then I agree with @Steerpike ‘s suggestion that you might not be writing the right story for the sumptuous world you’v...

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Can you be a writer but not be a reader?

Edgelordess said: ↑ I think I learn better from watching than I do reading. When I was taking a course in creative writing, I felt obligated to copy the techniques in the short stories we had to read for that course. (There was more readi...

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