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Do you Scapple?

Today at Writers Forum, we have reviews of a couple of writerly products from Writers Forum member Dave Smith. Take it away, Dave…   Do you Scapple? By: Dave Smith   Good things should be passed along. Here are two I found w...

Author Spotlight: Nguyễn Phan Quế Mai

Nguyễn Phan Quế Mai is the author nine books. The Mountains Sing is her first written in English. In this Author Spotlight, she shares how it felt to write at such length in English and her personal connection to the topic of the story...

Vintage WD: When Research Is a Monster

In this article from our June 1974 issue, author James B. Sweeney describes his method for researching a monster of a project—his book on sea animals both real and imaginary. While some of his methods may seem antiquated, giving some of t...

Electric, Neon, Salsa-Dancing Energy, or Finding Your Writing Voice

In this humorous essay, composition and rhetoric professor Adam Brandner shares his take on finding your writing voice and a few exercises that helped him discover his own. HOW BURNT IS YOUR SIENNA?  My name is Adam Brandner. I am a teache...

Vintage WD: The First Hundred Words Are the Hardest

This article about the importance of the opening paragraph of your fiction writing first appeared in the October 1921 issue of The Writer’s Digest, as it was then known. It was written by Arthur Leeds. If you’re familiar with the curren...

Authors Fair is Back!

After a three-year hiatus, the Authors Book Fair is back in a new location. When Mt. Shasta Mall changed ownership, and the new owners took the center court in a direction that could not accommodate our function, we did not know of any othe...

Vintage WD Interviews: Alice Hoffman

Alice Hoffman proves with each of her books that fairy tales and fables aren’t just a thing of the past. In preparation for her WD Interview in the October 2019 issue of Writer’s Digest, WD editors read this interview with Alice Hoffman...

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Microsoft Word for the Mac

Preferred apps for opening files: Right-(Ctrl)-Click on the file. Select “Get Info”. In the info window, locate “Open with:” (you may have to expand the section by clicking on the triangle left of it.) Select an app ...

Third-Person Limited: Analyzing Fiction’s Most Flexible Point of View

From fast-paced action to intimate drama, third-person limited POV can be adapted to any scene or situation. Let’s start with a flashback. When my story was up for discussion in my first-ever writing class, our lanky, mustachioed instruct...

Min Jin Lee: Finding Story Ideas That Truly Provoke Your Passions

In this extended interview from the March/April 2019 issue of Writer’s Digest, Min Jin Lee talks about finding story ideas that truly provoke your passions and how to tune out the burden of expectations in this extended WD Interview. Pho...

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