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Advisor Today: Market Spotlight

For this week’s market spotlight, we look at Advisor Today, the official publication of the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors. Advisor Today: Market Spotlight Founded in 1906, Advisor Today is the leader of insuranc...

Novem: Poetic Forms

Poetic Form Fridays are made to share various poetic forms. This week, we look at the novem, a form invented by Robin Skelton. Novem Poems The novem is a poetic form invented by Robin Skelton, author of The Shapes of Our Singing. In that bo...

Film and Audiobook Rights 101

To protect your work and expand its reach, understanding film, TV, and audiobook rights is a must. Publishing attorney and Grammy-award-winning audiobook producer Jessica Kaye tells how in this article from our October 2019 issue. Publishin...

When Should Writers Write on Spec?

When should writers write on spec? What does writing “on spec” even mean? And when should writers write on assignment? We dive into these questions here. First off, let’s define what writing on spec means. Writing on spec (or “on sp...

Vintage WD: The Secret of the Original Idea

Some writing advice stands the test of time, like this excerpt from Catharine Barrett’s January 1949 WD article about staying true to your original story idea–even if that means changing it. If you have a story that just misses, test it...

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...

5 Ways to Create Social Videos

Yesterday, I wrote about a new video creation tool called InVideo. InVideo is one of many tools to emerge in the last couple years that is designed to help users create eye-catching videos to post on… Read the whole entry at FreeTech4...

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Question about electrocution

I’m struggling with a plot point that requires death by electrocution, but the voltage involved (or the amps, whichever is more appropriate) is something obscene and needs to fry something important beyond repair. The genre is space f...

How to Write BDSM Romance: Start With the Heart and Soul (and Dirty Dancing)

Learn how to write BDSM romance with heart and soul in this piece by Joey W. Hill, author of 50 published contemporary and paranormal BDSM romances. How did a North Carolina woman living in a small town make a successful 15+ year career out...

Metaphor vs. Personification (Grammar Rules)

Learn when you’re using a metaphor vs. personification with Grammar Rules from the Writer’s Digest editors, including a few examples of correct usages. It’s easy to confuse terms about figures of speech, especially when they intersect...

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