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Excellent ways to write about settings or places you have never been to.

What a great article! Thanks for sharing. I have been fortunate in my life to have worked in many major centres, but still you forget a lot. I use google street view, just to get my head back into the setting and to remember the culture. I ...

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Male and Female Writing Styles and Character Voices

There are masculine women and feminine men. A man with strong feminine traits will talk/write like a female, more concerned with connection and emotions and sensitivity etc. A masculine female will come across like a man—headstrong, maybe...

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Male and Female Writing Styles and Character Voices

There are masculine women and feminine men. A man with strong feminine traits will talk/write like a female, more concerned with connection and emotions and sensitivity etc. A masculine female will come across like a man—headstrong, maybe...

Dale Angel: Salable Skills

  Salable Skills by Dale Angel I was wading in a river of economic crisis, the kind that visits periodically in the form of a deluge. I was drowning when I received a phone call that I qualified for a government program that teaches yo...

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Black cat – racist?

Hi, I would like to ask you about your opinion. I am writing a book for children and after it was done, when reading some articles about the current situation in United Sates, I somehow noticed that the main (and the only) bad character in ...

Dale Angel: Online Class

Today we have the first of a series from Writers Forum member Dale Angel. Dale has been a regular contributor to Writers Forum newsletters for years, and her readings at our semi-annual Read Around are always some of the most popular. I pla...

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Women: What are some good movies/shows for portraying women?

I think this is still too vague of a question. I wouldn’t know any movies but I would say being relatable is too subjective. What book are you writing? Who is the target audience? Is it just ‘all women’ in general, or is i...

My Grad Letter to the Class of 2020

For the class of 2020… An envelope arrives from the University of Toronto. “It’s a big one!” my mom says. I run up the stairs to open the package.   “Oh, it’s just my certificate of graduation,” I say, disappointed. Not a pa...

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Introducting myself out there

Hi Shadro I’m one of the forum moderators, and I want to welcome you to the forum. I’ve been waiting to do the formal welcome, because I was hoping we could get a section set up specifically for writing stories for gaming. You’...

Queen’s Letter: If I have to come over there…!

Today we have more words from Writers Forum President and Queen Laura Hernandez. With the COVID-19 numbers back on the rise in California, and with the lack of masks we see around town, it looks like this is going to be a longer ride than w...

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