Good presenters are in demand, and the benefits of being a presenter are many. But when you attend such a conference, what items warrant suitcase real estate? Here’s my list of recommended items.
After facing rejection, here's how one writer found a path forward with her work. Also, she shares three examples of how hearing “no” can lead you to a “yes.”
You are a contestant on Jeopardy and are in the lead. Final Jeopardy comes up and it's a question you know. As you are on the verge of revealing your correct answer and claiming your winnings, FBI agents rush the stage and grab you and Alex Trebeck and march you both off into a...
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If you want to muscle your female protagonists into the traditionally male world of the police procedural or PI novel, here are a few things writers should consider.
Write a story that starts with the line "You'll never get me to tell you where the jewels are," and ends with the line, "I can't believe I didn't see that coming." Be as creative as you can.
You've been tasked with ghostwriting a memoir for an extremely unusual person. You come up with many opening lines to the book, but one of them you write as a joke just to amuse yourself at how absurd the person's story is. But now that person wants you to use that line. Share it...
Here's what you need to know when considering how long to wait before following up with a magazine editor.
Write 4 things about yourself that are true and one that's a lie. Then, go on to at least one other person's post and guess which one is the lie.
What are your New Year's resolutions for 2017? Post them here and then at the end of the year, I'll feature this in the newsletter and ask you to check in to see which ones you've accomplished and reflect on your writing year.
BY VICTORIA PATTERSON The Peerless Four, based on the historical precedent of the first women allowed to compete in the 1928 Amsterdam Olympics in track and field on a trial basis, was a departure from my previous story collection and novel, Drift and This Vacant Paradise, both set at the end of the 20th...
When agents ask for sample chapters, which chapters should you include? If your strongest chapters fall in the middle, is it OK if I send those? The answer is different for fiction and nonfiction.
After years of teasing and name-calling, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer has finally had it. Write a strongly-worded letter to all the other reindeer from Rudolph, allowing him to air his grievances and announce that he is quitting to join (fill in the blank).
You bump into a genie and she offers to grant you three wishes. What are your wishes and why?
Knowing the difference between peek and peak piqued my interest. Here are the differences explained in a simple, easy-to-understand way.
What's the best prank you've ever pulled on someone?
Here are the reasons that each of us on the Writer's Digest staff is thankful this Thanksgiving season. Let us know why you are a #ThankfulWriter in the comments below.
Finish this sentence: I'm thankful I'm a writer because ...
One day you come into work and find a cookie mysteriously placed on your desk. Grateful to whoever left this anonymous cookie, you eat it. The next morning you come in and find another cookie. This continues for months until one day a different object is left–and this time there’s a note.
In an effort to improve the health of the office, your company has issued a steps challenge—who can take the most steps in a week. The winner gets a free trip to the Bahamas (something you are determined to win). It’s come down to the final day and it’s between you and one other...
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After weeks of secret detective work, partners Barbara and Nolan are on the verge of cracking the case. They’ve been posing as employees at a high-profile financial firm named MoneyMakers LLC., trying to prove that the CEO named (fill in the blank) has been ripping customers off. After hearing him say incriminating things into...
Monsters are more than just things that bite. Let’s begin with a few basic assumptions about monsters, with examples from the classic Stephen King novella “The Mist.”
You’ve been an extreme coupon cutter for years, to the point where you have gained national recognition for it. But you’ve developed a rival coupon-er named (fill in the blank). He/she has challenged you to an extreme coupon-off, with a list of specific groceries, a budget and only one day to see who can...