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Vanity, vanity… Is all vanity?

Disappointed that my query letter to agents and publishers re. my completed novel yielded no takers, I was nonplussed to receive – months later – an acceptance letter, contract, and promise of an advance. After picking myself up from th...

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Character Ideas for Dystopian Setting

This setting’s mostly like Earth, but with more advanced tech. The worst teenaged criminals are mindwiped and sent to a filmed ‘arena’ (a small town, or an isolated farmhouse) under the impression that they’re on a r...

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...

Member Monday: Excerpt from From “Sweet Danger, a Mystery Novella”, by CR Roberts

We have a Member Monday submission for you. This is an excerpt from CR Roberts’ novel, Sweet Danger; A Mystery Novella. You might recognize CR Roberts as Writers Forum member Carolyn R. Flaubel. Carolyn was the grand prize winner of l...

Fridays With Dale: Promises

  Promises By Dale Angel                                                      My body is self-destructing with my knowledge, but without my consent. These pills I do battle with every tim...

11 Basics of Building a Good Resume

Before applying to any job, make sure you put together a good resume using this easy checklist. The modern workplace is constantly changing but the need for a good resume has remained a constant. Without a strong resume, your application ma...

Fridays With Dale: Send Me Flowers

  Send Me Flowers By Dale Angel She said, “Son, give me flowers while I’m living, not after I’m dead and can’t see and    smell and touch them.” He was helping to build space equipment, an exciting ...

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Twitter Pitch Party

GingerCoffee said: ↑ Yeah, I’m happy to hear what people think of it. Have you considered rather than agents being lazy, this is a way to screen a larger volume of potential novels? You always hear about huge slush piles. Robert Red...

Haiku: A New Appreciation

Haiku is a Japanese poetry form that many Americans admire. However, I have found very few adult Americans attempting to write it. Many of us learned about haiku in grade school English classes. We were taught the proper haiku form: Three l...

What to Do if You Really, Really Screw up Your Exams

Don’t panic. Here’s what to do if you screwed up, or worse, failed an exam. We’ve all been there. Strolling into the exam hall, with a smirk on your face, answers right at the top of your brain. Pure confidence in your ability to crus...

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