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How to Use Acting Techniques When Writing a Character’s Emotional Journey

by Warner Loughlin An actor’s greatest desire is to so fully embrace a character, that he transports the audience into a magical realm of make believe. The ability to convincingly do that is what separates the good actors from the great a...

Jump-Start Your Writing: 3 Myths That Hinder Creativity—and How to Conquer Them

by Gabriela Pereira A few years ago I decided to make my New Year’s Resolution that I would give up making resolutions. This might sound counter-intuitive but let me explain. For years I thought the only way I would make progress toward m...

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Why do so many people lack ambition and lack interest in topics like politics, science, or writing?

kiesi said: ↑ Almost all of the people I meet appear to be extremely ignorant and have no interest in talking about topics such as science, philosophy, politics, or writing, as some examples. They would rather talk about how high they are...

7 Facts About A Child’s Christmas in Wales, by Dylan Thomas

Classified as prose by most, I like to think of Dylan Thomas’ A Child’s Christmas in Wales as a prose poem. The way it switches from one moment to another and the poetic language and images; if it’s not a prose poem, it’s definitely...

When Your Memoir Wants To Be A Novel

[Can you impress us in 1500 words or less? Enter the Short Short Story Competition today! Deadline January 15, 2018] In our “Breaking In” column in Writer’s Digest magazine, we talk with debut authors—such as Anna Quinn, author o...

Writing Characters From the Opposite Gender’s Point of View

[The deadline for the Writer’s Digest Short Short Story Competition has been extended to Jan. 15, 2018! Enter your best story in under 1,500 words, and you could win $3000 and a trip to our 2018 Annual Conference.] Richard Alther wrote hi...

Why I Teach Journalism in My History Classes

In high school, I struggled to write clear, concise prose. My command of structure was minimal, and I didn’t make effective use of sources to inform my analysis. I also had difficulty differentiating between summary and analysis, much to ...

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Rejection, rejection, rejection…

Hi, Seems to me that you’re going at this for the wrong reasons. I mean I could be wrong, but from reading your post your goal seems to be to become published and known as a poet / essayist. But really, your goal, at least your primar...

The Five Little Secrets of Memoir Writing: A Contrarian POV

A memoir can be a massive undertaking. As writers, we sometimes take pride in this complexity. It makes us seem, well, more professional. It can also alienate us from real people. And real people have stories to tell. Very real stories. So ...

6 Reasons to Read Translated Literature

[Call for Entries: The Popular Fiction Awards] How often do you expand your literary horizons to books published in other cultures and countries? There’s a wealth of knowlegde out there that is informed by international cultural perspecti...

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