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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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Creative Writing Prompts #3

1) Come up with a family of characters, each with their own unique personality. Are the kids rowdy or well-behaved? Do the parents get along and support each other or no? Now create a typical family dinner night conversation between the fam...

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Writing or reading? Personal or published?

Originally Posted by Olly Buckle There are those who write for the fun of writing, they are involved with what they write and know that a huge part of it would never be suitable for publication. That’s not the point, it is the joy of ...

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...

Should I Copyright My Writing Before Submitting to Agents and Editors?

Should I copyright my writing before submitting to agents and editors? Could they steal my story or ideas? How can I protect myself? We look at copyright here. Ask any serious creative freelancer (writing, photography, etc.) about rights, a...

How to Write About Grief: 5 Things to Consider When Writing Difficult Topics

Author Sadie Hoagland shares 5 things to consider when writing difficult topics and how to write about grief, including how to handle honesty, trauma, and abstraction. I didn’t set out to write a collection of stories about grief and loss...

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Creative Juices

Administrators – Supervisors – Global Moderators – Forum (Board) Moderators – Mentors – Media Managers New Members – Regular Members – Veterans – Friends of WF(Paying Subscribers) – Patr...

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So why do people go on creative writing courses?

Originally Posted by Annoying kid What does it have over a writing group plus independent study, that’s worth paying a student loan? I studied creative writing before my law degree and honestly, it isn’t really worth it for the ...

Psst! Novelists – Steal These Screenwriting Secrets!

Barri Evins shares Screenwriting Secrets every novelist should steal to power your creative process, elevate your storytelling and up your marketing game. Click to tweet this article to your friends and followers! I am an ardent William Gol...

Reddit for Writers: 47 Writing Subreddits to Explore

In the May/June 2019 issue of Writer’s Digest, you’ll find our annual roundup of the 101 Best Websites for Writers! This year’s collection is supplemented by online addendums, including this guide to navigating Reddit’s offerings fo...

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