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Encouraging Young Writers: Why You Should Set Aside Time to Read and Write With Kids

by Austin Moore Children change everything. Social habits, sleep habits, eating habits, and even writing habits are subject to complete upheaval when offspring enter the picture. The biggest change Tucker, my firstborn, made to this part of...

Announcing Walter Mosley, Central Keynote at the Writer’s Digest Annual Conference

Writer’s Digest is proud to formally announce the legendary Walter Mosley as this year’s Writer’s Digest Annual Conference central keynote. Novelist and social commentator Walter Mosley is one of the most powerful and prolific...

Reprints for Creative Shorts: How and Where to Sell a Poem, Personal Essay or Short Story a Second Time

[Can you impress us in 1500 words or less? Enter the Short Short Story Competition today! Deadline January 15, 2018] Image by Jimi Filipovski on Unsplash by Windy Lynn Harris The reprint market isn’t just for nonfiction articles. If y...

Keeping the Writing Faith: Strike a Balance Between Solitude and Community

The following article is the fourth in a five-part series of articles by Jennifer Haupt. In this installment, she discusses five strategies for finding a good balance between your vital alone time and the benefits of participating in a wri...

Fridays With Dale: The Ride

  The Ride By Dale Angel                                                    Swirling through foggy filtered sunshine moving across the timelessness of a day or a lifetime over oceans and mou...

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...

Me and Stephen King, by Dave Smith

Today we present to you brush-with-fame memories from Writers Forum member Dave Smith Pre Orono Stephen King was born in 1947. I was born in 1947. He arrived in Portland Maine, and I was off just a few miles, landing at eleven minutes past ...

Fridays With Dale: Lost Laborer

  Lost Laborer By Dale Angel                                                    The early morning work began…until no longer I could see, today is it walnuts, potatoes oranges or stripping...

10 Things No One Tells You About Post-Secondary Life

From proper sleep to your GPA—breaking down the realities of post-secondary life that they never tell you about when entering college or university. Honesty is more helpful than lies, half-truths, and sugar-coated crap. But the latter is ...

Fridays With Dale: The Excitement of a Mundane Life

  The Excitement of a Mundane Life By Dale Angel                                                    As a mundane lifer…   I like growing peppers–the slender bright red ones that don...

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