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Help with nicknames

Writing Forums is a privately-owned, community managed writing environment. We provide an unlimited opportunity for writers and poets of all abilities, to share their work and communicate with other writers and creative artists. We offer an...

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Help with tricky conundrum on writing numbers and currency in a novel

Writing Forums is a privately-owned, community managed writing environment. We provide an unlimited opportunity for writers and poets of all abilities, to share their work and communicate with other writers and creative artists. We offer an...

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How do you make your job work for your writing?

I was lucky to have a somewhat different kind of 9-to-5 job – there were tasks that needed to be completed by their respective deadlines, but the when was up to me. I could even get away with not spending the entire worktime in the office...

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A Degree In Writing?

I suspect most people don’t need the level of formal education often sold as necessary. Question – is the root of your doubt mechanical or artistic? Mechanical is easy. Not fun, maybe, but technical competence in writing is well...

Writing Podcast: The Creative Nonfiction Podcast

Welcome to the next installment of Writing Podcast at Writers Forum. Another great podcast I regularly listen to for writers is The Creative Nonfiction Podcast. I found this podcast a few years ago when I was looking for podcasts on nonfict...

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Rules for writing

Little bit of a click bait title because I am not going to discuss actual rules. Instead I want to talk about rules I use to help my creativity. Every time I set out on a new story, and many other writers I work with, I get bogged down with...

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Why is writing so biased towards fiction?

There really are different skill sets at play when you look at journalism compared to creative writing. I’m speaking from my own experience, but journalism is all about getting the story. They used to say the biggest tool for a journa...

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Writing or reading? Personal or published?

Originally Posted by Olly Buckle There are those who write for the fun of writing, they are involved with what they write and know that a huge part of it would never be suitable for publication. That’s not the point, it is the joy of ...

5 Fun Creative Writing Prompts for Kids and Parents

Here are five fun creative writing prompts for kids and parents of all ages shared by Writer’s Digest editor and father of five Robert Lee Brewer. As a parent of five kids, I’ve found that sometimes the hardest part of parenting is comi...

6 Creative Ways to Make a Non-Medical Mask

Want to wear a mask in public even if you’re not showing any COVID-19 symptoms? Here are some easy ways to make a non-medical mask. There’s been a lot of confusion regarding who should be wearing masks. However, Dr. Theresa Tam recently...

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