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Electric, Neon, Salsa-Dancing Energy, or Finding Your Writing Voice

In this humorous essay, composition and rhetoric professor Adam Brandner shares his take on finding your writing voice and a few exercises that helped him discover his own. HOW BURNT IS YOUR SIENNA?  My name is Adam Brandner. I am a teache...

10 Scientifically Proven Ways to Beat Writer’s Block

Beat writer’s block with these 10 tips, supported by scientific studies, from Estelle Erasmus’s article from the September 2019 issue of Writer’s Digest. You heard that correctly—there is a cure for writer’s block, according to sc...

The Missouri Review: Market Spotlight

For this week’s market spotlight, we look at The Missouri Review, a quarterly literary journal that publishes fiction, poetry, and nonfiction. The Missouri Review: Market Spotlight The Missouri Review was founded in 1978 and publishes fiv...

The Veterans Writing Project

Founded by a veteran for veterans, a nonprofit (Veterans Writing Project) teaches writing as a way of making sense of the stories soldiers have to tell and coping with the trauma of war. This article originally appeared in the January/Febru...

Vintage WD: The American Labor Novel

This #WritersDigest100 piece from our January 1937 archives by Louis Zara explores the potential for writers to pen The American Labor Novel and has surprising relevance for today. One of my favorite things about going through the 100 years...

Writing Multiple Points of View

Wendy Heard, author of The Kill Club, offers 5 tips for making writing in multiple points of view easier for you and more satisfying for your readers and characters. When a story calls for more than one narrator, it’s exciting (at first)...

Kitplanes Magazine: Market Spotlight

For this week’s market spotlight, we look at Kitplanes, a monthly magazine covering kit and amateur-built aircraft construction. Kitplanes: Market Spotlight Kitplanes was established in 1984 and covers kit and amateur-built aircraft const...

Your Future as a Writer From Isaac Asimov

Where will writers like you be needed and appreciated most as society progresses? Isaac Asimov — bestseller, futurist, and soothsayer — points the way in this essay from the May 1986 issue of Writer’s Digest. By Isaac Asimov Writer’...

Tackling your workload over Christmas break

December 16, 2019, by Shweta Tackling your workload over Christmas break You just know you’re getting close to Christmas break when Nottingham’s Christmas market is back and lecturers are letting loose a bit. And what a wonderful time o...

What’s the Big Idea: 15 Writing Prompts

“What’s the Big Idea” previously appeared in the January 2019 issue of Writer’s Digest and includes 15 writing prompts + ideas for 15-minute brainstorming sessions.  Every story starts as a concept: a microscopic kernel of a premis...

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