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Do You Use The Thesaurus to Find New Words or Remind You of Forgotten Words?

I find this an interesting question. When I use the thesaurus, I don’t use it to find words I’ve never used before, I use it to remind me of words I just couldn’t remember off the top of my head. You know … those wor...

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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White authors writing BIPOC characters

Hi everyone, I am new here (I just signed up) and I have one very important question: Is it considered appropriate for white authors to write BIPOC characters (assuming they have done the research and everything)? For a bit of background in...

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Writing Contests – Developing Writers

One of the interesting things this and other forums offer are writing contests. I have found that reading these collections, which are generally short and very readable, strengthens my own knowledge and skill, especially when readers offer ...

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Creative Writing Prompts #4

So I came up with one of these myself and the ideas for the others I found on the internet but I changed them and made them my own. If you found a particular prompt inspiring let me know! Or if you can reword a prompt to make it better post...

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Hinted Foreshadowing

I was curious if any other writers look for places to inject hinted foreshadowing into their novels or stories? I use the term “Hinted Foreshadowing” because my search on this site revealed discussion on foreshadowing, but in ev...

Busting 5 Myths We’ve All Heard About Post-Secondary School

We’re bombarded with unrealistic expectations of the post-secondary experience by parents, teachers, the media, movies, and even friends. However, I have discovered that most of these are nothing but fables. Let’s call them for what t...

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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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Hi, looking to meet fellow creative writers

Hi all Hopefully my message says it all. Jas here, journalist/features writer from the UK. I’m a passionate writer, traveller and reader (not always in that order) and I want to combat some of the lockdown loneliness by joining an Int...

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