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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...

Fridays With Dale: Creative Word Assassins

  Creative Word Assassins By Dale Angel                                                    The enraged man shouts, ”May you doubt your heritage from your mother!” The other retal...

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Do any of you imitate writers and if so how?

Thanks indianaroads for your honest reply. I tried to read the 1st book I had previously posted. It’s not a book on how to imitate, but it made arguments in favor of imitation. I think I will imitate old writers. I want to use other w...

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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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