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Ever use real names of people (and more) in your writing?

When I write fiction, I like to picture real people. It helps as a launching bad to have a real person serve as a placeholder until the character is developed. Not that my characters are always based on real people, but I might still aspect...

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...

Writing Podcast: Writing Roots

Have you ever listened to a writing podcast? If you haven’t yet, you might want to look into this convenient trove of writing advice and inspiration. ‘Podcast’ might sound like a foreign high-tech word to some, but it̵...

6 Things You Need to Fix Before Handing in Your Essay

It’s taken weeks, but you’ve finally got a solid draft of your essay. You’ve spent a lot of late nights with this bad boy and it’s finally time to hand it in. You’ve read it and re-read it, so what could wrong? Well, a bunch. Beca...

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Brainstorming a title for a collection of baseball essays

Hoping to pick some brains to get some ideas on a title for my upcoming collection of essays on baseball history. It’s going to be a pretty short book, just 15 chapters in varying lengths about fascinating/lesser known facts about pla...

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Thesis and College Writing

So my semester is coming to a close; I’ve just wrapped up my final paper and exam for my Intro. to Literary Analysis course. As somebody who prides myself on being good with words, loves reading and really any form of storytelling, an...

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Video Essay Writing?

Hey, not sure if I should put this here or under “Research”, seeing as this forum is primarily for prose and poetry. But I was wondering if anybody had any general advice or suggestions for somebody who wants to dabble in video ...

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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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George Orwell’s 5 Rules for Effective Writing

Hey folks. I did a quick search and it doesn’t appear the following has been shared before. Here is an essay written by George Orwell. A guideline for preventing common errors in written language. I have found it very helpful: Politic...

Writing Submissions for Magazines: How to Submit Writing to a Magazine

In this post, we look at how to handle writing submissions for magazines. Whether you write fiction, nonfiction, or poetry, learn how to submit writing to a magazine. Submitting to magazines is a great way to break into the publishing world...

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