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How to Draw Influence from Other Writers Without Plagiarizing: 6 Tips to Avoid an Ailey O’Toole Situation

Plagiarism in poetry is nothing new; it’s happened before. Those who are in-the-know on poetry news most likely have heard about the latest high-profile case of plagiarism in poetry. The poem “Gun Metal,” which was nominated for the 2...

4 Writing Techniques to Borrow from Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol

Since its publication in 1843, Charles Dickens’ novella A Christmas Carol has become one of the most iconic holiday stories—perhaps even the most iconic—in Western literature. Not only has it been adapted countless times for the s...

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A Quick & Dirty View of WF forum by a Newbie…

A Quick & Dirty View of WF forum by a Newbie… @Daniel @jannert You’ll need a glass of red for this. I’ve Posted this in the SUPPORT section to go along with @jannert post but if you wish to move it feel free. Not sure if this ...

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Hi all,

Norfolk nChance said: ↑ Hi all, Joined a couple of weeks ago, still finding my feet a bit. Really like the in-depth site. A small suggestion if I may… https://www.writingforums.org/new-member-introductions/ Have this on the Forums T...

Forget a Dream Job, Let’s Talk Dream Company Culture

In university, I majored in Professional Writing. The classes in my major were small, with only about 25-35 students per class. There was lots of group work, so we got to know everyone pretty well. My classmates and professors knew me as a ...

Protect WordPress Writer Website Uploads

Very recently, it’s come to the WD team’s attention that there is a potential vulnerability in writer websites that use WordPress. Since our team has a few writers with personal websites, we checked out our WordPress-hosted websites. Ha...

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Sci-fi writers take a look at these photos!

Yeah, it’s an artist’s conception, but according to the article that is what it looked like. Flat, and unlike asteroids from our own solar system. And Rendezvous with Rama is one of my favourite Sci-Fi novels. That’s the k...

This Professor Is Taking Her Students on the Trip of a Lifetime

Professor Jessica Langer is at it again. You might remember her from a previous article where we nicknamed her The Student Whisperer. Now at Centennial College, she’s leading a special experiential initiative to enhance the learning exper...

5 Tough Tips for Surviving (and Triumphing Over) Really Rotten Book Reviews

Negative reviews of your work can cut deep. Author Pamela Jane offers five proactive measures you can take to stay strong and move forward when dealing with bad book reviews. You know the feeling—the shock, the shattering pain, the sick s...

The Writer’s Digest Podcast, Episode 11: Writing Technology Old and New

Photo credit: Thomas Bender Welcome, welcome, writers! From fiction to nonfiction, whatever your genre persuasion —whether you scratch your words with quill pen on parchment or click away at your computer keyboard—the Writer’s Digest ...

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