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If You Could Pick One Topic to Get Direct Help With, in a Video or Article…

What would you pick?I spend my weeks making writing help videos and writing articles to help others who are where I’ve been. I usually just peruse the forum to see what people are struggling with and take an educated stab in the dark....

Writing for Very Small Children: Finding the Story

In this piece from the Writer’s Digest archives, T.C. O’Donnell shares the importance of finding the core of the story when writing for very small children. By T.C. O’Donnell Writer’s Digest, April 1926 The story for the very small ...

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Facebook, writers & writing

It seems that most people think they must behave in Facebook in a Facebook way. But why? What’s the point? Wanna write and post long articles? Just put them there. They do or don’t find readers. Wanna publish your poems? Do it! ...

Writing Tips for Retelling Shakespeare: From Atwood’s Hag-Seed to Updike’s Gertrude and Claudius

Novelist Pat McKee shares 5 writing tips he learned while retelling Shakespeare’s play Tempest as the novel Ariel’s Island. So, you’ve decided to write a novel based on one of the Bard’s plays. You join the ranks of novelists Atwo...

Becoming a Multigenre Writing Master

A children’s book writer, novelist, short story author, and screenwriter walk into a bar. It’s not a joke, it’s one writer’s day. This essay from our September 2019 issue shows how Simon Van Booy manages his workflow for multigenre ...

How to Rev Up Your Writing: Habits for More Effective Writing

Writer’s Digest author and author coach Nina Amir shares 4 ways to create better habits for more effective writing, including tips for cutting down on distractions. Do you wish you could rev up your writing? You know…switch each writing...

The Art of Spin-Offs: Freelance Article Ideas

Cultivating multiple article ideas from the same topic can help freelance writers collect more bylines explains Dinsa Sachan in this article from Writer’s Digest March/April 2019. In today’s fractured media environment, every month sees...

Shed Your Shame: Overcoming Writing Fears

Author Elizabeth Atkinson shares the biggest of her writing fears, and her tips for working to overcome both the fear and the shame. At some point in school, I bet you were given a writing prompt. Maybe in 4th grade you were told to write a...

The Veterans Writing Project

Founded by a veteran for veterans, a nonprofit (Veterans Writing Project) teaches writing as a way of making sense of the stories soldiers have to tell and coping with the trauma of war. This article originally appeared in the January/Febru...

9 Virginia Woolf Quotes About Writing for Writers (and Readers)

In celebration of her birthday, here are nine Virginia Woolf quotes about writing, writers, and reading, pulled from two of her most well-known works, Orlando and A Room of One’s Own. While searching for these nine Virginia Woolf quotes...

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