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How to Write Successful Queries for Any Genre of Writing

Learn how to write successful queries for any genre of writing by breaking down the query letter and supplying links to example queries that worked. Whether trying to hook a literary agent or editor at a book publishing company, writers nee...

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Writing Compared with Other Pursuits

You’ve compacted so much together here that I want to separate it to make it easier to deal with. Stories take longer to understand and appreciate largely because they’re a time-based medium. So are movies and music. They pass b...

Vintage WD: Must the Novelist Crusade?

In this February 1970 Writer’s Digest article, Eudora Welty argues that, “Fiction is not meant to be a disguise for propaganda. A story should speak for itself as a story.” By Eudora Welty Writer’s Digest, February 1970 Not too long...

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Dialogue things

Bakkerbaard said: ↑ Through the reading I used to do I know what a written dialogue is suppose to look like, with an indent here and a tag there.Through several Youtube clips I’ve come to understand some of the rules, but a few thin...

Vintage WD: Chris Bohjalian, The WD Interview

Chris Bohjalian’s newest book, The Red Lotus, was released this week. To celebrate, here’s Jessica Strawser’s 2014 interview with Chris Bohjalian in which they discuss his passion for the craft and his goal to never write the same bo...

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What am I doing wrong?

LexStorm said: ↑ … and I’m putting a lot into the world building part but things still seem the same. Click to expand… I feel like this statement here is telling. Whether you build a world for your story or a story for y...

Analogy vs. Metaphor vs. Simile (Grammar Rules)

Learn when you’re using an analogy vs. metaphor vs. simile with Grammar Rules from the Writer’s Digest editors, including a few examples of correct usages. If you have trouble with understanding the difference between an analogy, metaph...

Team Up! What Makes Writing Groups Work

Joining a writing group can be a wonderful way to spark your creativity and increase your commitment to writing. But what makes writing groups work? Six writing groups from around the world share their tips to a supportive writing group. Wr...

The WD Interview: Author N.K. Jemisin on Creating New Worlds and Playing with Imagination

N.K. Jemisin wants to be a “storyteller of a writer.” It’s an ambition she claims not to have mastered, but many who have lost themselves in Jemisin’s tales of captive gods and stone eaters are sure to disagree. Through her three ep...

How I Won The Loran Scholarship: A Conversation with Leon Picha of Matthew McNair Secondary School

We here at Student Life Network recently congratulated the 2019 winners of the Loran Scholarship. A small group of extremely incredible students, these young people have proved that you can accomplish great things if you are genuine, confid...

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