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Member Monday: The Freebird’s Dilemma, by George Parker

Today’s Member Monday submission is Part One of a two-parter. ‘The Freebird’s Dilemma’ is a story that I submitted to my college’s literary magazine in 1992. Tomorrow I will post the most important lesson that ...

‘If My Roommate Dies, Do I Get an A?’ and Other School Myths Debunked

Editor’s Note: This article on popular school myths was originally published in 2014. Some of the links and stats have been updated to reflect how common these myths still are. As a first-year student transitioning from high school to uni...

Writing Podcast: Writing Roots

Have you ever listened to a writing podcast? If you haven’t yet, you might want to look into this convenient trove of writing advice and inspiration. ‘Podcast’ might sound like a foreign high-tech word to some, but it̵...

How to Write Like Hemingway: 5 Easy Tips to Improve Your Essays

Hemingway. His name alone conjures up images of a whiskey-swilling, big game hunter. And one of the best writers of the 20th century. It’s iconic. So who better to turn to for some easy essay tips? Right now, you might be staring at a to-...

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Mythcreants …a blog site for Fantasy writers and game creators

I had somebody recommend this site to me the other day. I’m not really a huge Fantasy fan and I certainly don’t write it myself …but I thought I’d take a look. Wow. I have only looked over the first two pages of the ...

Member Monday: Excerpt From “The Once and Future Queen”, by Jennifer Levens

We have another Member Monday submission for you. This is an excerpt from Jennifer Levens‘ novel-in-progress, The Once and Future Queen. Jennifer currently has three books available at Amazon.com: The Virgin’s Daughter, Words: A...

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Are movies third person storytelling?

Rosacrvx said: ↑ You’re saying that only a book can give us the inner feelings of a character, because only a book can go inside a character’s head? Click to expand… Well, if you take out the onlys and say a book can go much dee...

Fridays With Dale: Taking a Break

  Fridays with Dale will be going on hiatus. Way back in May, as the Writers Forum Short Story contest was winding down, I was trying to think of a way to find material to post on this blog consistently. I looked through my files of old ne...

March 4 is National Grammar Day

National Grammar Day March 4 is National Grammar Day in the United States. Established in 2008, it is a yearly celebration of the nuts and bolts of the English language. In honor of National Grammar Day, author and podcast host Mignon Fogar...

Bygones

Today we have a recommendation for a useful website from WF member Dave Smith. And a little historical perspective. Bygones By Dave Smith The Saturday Evening Post, a magazine that in its heyday towered by size over others in the rack and o...

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