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10 Shows to Watch on Netflix That Aren’t Friends

This past week has been a roller coaster ride for fans of the show, Friends. After rumours emerged that the popular sitcom would be leaving Netflix, Twitter erupted with an outcry of disapproval from heartbroken viewers. Fan reactions: The ...

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Roadside Picnic – the switching of POV and tense

Bored at midnight, I’ve decided to see if anybody wanted to play with me, and start a thread on the Strugatsky brothers’ sci-fi “Roadside Picnic”. If you haven’t read the book, stick around, because you may sti...

How to Pitch a Picture Book: Secrets for Breaking Into a Growing but Competitive Market

ILLUSTRATONS © FOTOLIA.COM Want to know how to pitch a picture book? We’ve got you covered. Break into this competitive and growing market with the help of writing tips and inside observations from a leading literary agent. This article ...

The Next Basketball Star Might Be Playing for Ryerson

There’s plenty of Canadian basketball stars, but none from Canadian universities. Tanor Ngom might be about to change that. One dunk changed it all. During a preseason game against a top-ranked team from the US, the world took notice of a...

Why Writers Have a Love-Hate Relationship With Technology

These days writers hoping to write, pitch, publish and platform-build have little choice but to surrender themselves to their laptops and smartphones—a complicated predicament for the dreamers of the world. Here are several pros and cons ...

Grand Finale: Two Strategies for Writing Great Story Endings

It’s the last day of NaNoWriMo and nearing the end of the year, which means many stories—both literal and figurative—are drawing to a close. Powerful, unexpected story endings will leave readers hungry for your next novel. Consider t...

5 Considerations for Writing About Historical Figures in Fiction

Historical fiction author John Thorndike shares five considerations he’s learned to keep in mind while writing novels about historical figures. Not everyone from the past carries equal weight, notariety-wise. Some characters are far more ...

Immersive Nonfiction & Idea Generation with The Fifth RiskAuthor Michael Lewis

Author Michael Lewis of The Big Short, Moneyball and his latest, The Fifth Risk, lays out his formula for immersive nonfiction in this extended Writer’s Digest interview. Whether by luck or an innate synchronicity, Michael Lewis often...

Tools For Technical Edits: Grammarly

Have you sent an email and desperately wished you could take it back because you spotted a dumb spelling mistake? Or received a graded essay only to discover that it’s riddled with grammatical errors your professor caught? Reviewing our o...

10 Creative Ways to Beat Writer’s Block Fast

We’re smack in the middle of NaNoWriMo, and some of us are probably a little bit behind on our word count—definitely, definitely not me, but you know, some of us. Cough. Right. Anyway, it’s time to pick up the pace: This piece from t...

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