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7 Ways You Can Write for Change

If you’re motivated to write for change in the world, no matter the topic, writing coach Nina Amir has 7 tips to help you achieve your goal. No matter the genre in which you write, your published work can transform you into a change agent...

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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! ...

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Story Population

It’s easily one of my Big Problems – a lack of sensible population in my stories. Oddly, I have an easier time of things in shorter works. For whatever reason, it feels easier to reference or give a small speaking part to ancill...

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...

Classic Toy Trains: Market Spotlight

For this week’s market spotlight, we look at the Classic Toy Trains, a hobby magazine published nine times per year for toy train enthusiasts. Classic Toy Trains: Market Spotlight Established in 1987, Classic Toy Trains is published nine ...

20 Ways How to Write Characters Better: Protagonists, Antagonists, Minor Characters, and More!

Here is the post you’ve been looking for: A complete guide of ways how to write characters better, whether you’re looking to create protagonists, antagonists, or minor characters from a range of award-winning and bestselling authors. Po...

Vintage WD: Decoding the Secrets to Selling Popular Fiction, Part 2

Part 2 of this April 1981 WD article by Roy Sorrels and Megan Daniel about writing and selling popular fiction picks up where part 1 left off: analyzing both good and bad examples in your chosen genre to see what works and what doesn’t. B...

New England Review: Market Spotlight

For this week’s market spotlight, we look at the New England Review, a literary journal that publishes fiction, poetry, and nonfiction. Open submission period is March 1-May 31, 2020. New England Review: Market Spotlight Founded in 1978 b...

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 ...

Vintage WD: Decoding the Secrets to Selling Popular Fiction, Part 1

In this first part of a 1981 WD article about writing popular fiction like old-fashioned murder mysteries or regency romances, Roy Sorrels and Megan Daniel share some of their best tips for satisfying discerning readers. By Roy Sorrels and ...

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