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Top 25 Items For Back-to-School Shopping

It doesn’t matter what grade you’re going into. Whether you’re stepping into your second year of university or your first day of high school, everyone needs back-to-school items to get through the upcoming assignments, tests, presenta...

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Contradictory Qualities.

Aled James Taylor said: ↑ One of my characters is usually domineering. She confidently expresses her views as if they are the only valid ones, and thinks it’s her duty to instruct others as to what to think and how to behave. Click ...

WD Poetic Form Challenge: Treochair Winner

The Writer’s Digest Poetic Form Challenge (this time a treochair) is an opportunity for poets to try a form and for one (or more) of those poems to end up in Writer’s Digest magazine. Here are the results of the Writer’s Digest Poetic...

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Limitations and creativity

I believe, and I am not alone in this, that limitations can be great tools to unleash your creativity. My argument here, is that when we allow ourselves too much liberty in our art, it becomes very hard to begin writing. For me, the hardest...

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Scribus

Scribus and Adobe InDesign are desktop publishing (DTP) apps. They are not intended for writing, but for the final finishing touches to create the look of the book after the text has been written. You could write with them, but it’s n...

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Starting out

BayView said: ↑ I think you need to spend some time refining your terms and setting your goals more precisely. The first one that jumps out at me as needing some attention is “successful”. Do you mean commercially successful? ...

WD Poetic Form Challenge: Strambotto Winner

The Writer’s Digest Poetic Form Challenge (this time a strambotto) is an opportunity for poets to try a form together and for one of those poems to end up in Writer’s Digest magazine. Here are the results of the Writer’s Digest Poetic...

Top 25 Gift Ideas For Father’s Day

Father’s Day is nearly upon us! Do you have any gift ideas for your dad’s special day? If not, there’s no need to panic (not yet, anyway). This list includes Father’s Day gift ideas for active and coffee-fueled dads, BBQ lovers, bee...

15 Ways to Write Funnier Fiction

Short story writer and novelist Dan Brotzel dishes out 15 tips on how to use humor in fiction writing. Photo by Braydon Anderson on Unsplash It’s amazing how often you hear aspiring writers say: ‘I can’t write humor. I’m not funny....

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Failure of the Audience

Bone2pick said: ↑ But those are just my thoughts. What do you think? If one of your favorite genre series concluded with an exceptionally polarizing final season or book, might you chalk up the controversy as a “failure of the audie...

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