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Creative Nonfiction Writing

Nonfiction covers everything from history and cooking to self help and travel. Here you’ll find learn how to master nonfiction writing, how to conduct good research, collect data, and convey a sense of authority in your work – no matter what you choose to write.

The Right Word for the Write Job

Finding the right word can help strengthen your manuscript while adding your own voice and personal style to the piece. Read more

Michelle Takes Manhattan

A writer makes the most of her grand prize from WD’s Annual Writing Competition as she hits New York City for back-to-back agent meetings. Was it worth the trip? Come along and find out. Read more

Writing Careers: Kathleen Gasperini

Kathleen Gasperini, producer and editor of W.i.g. (Women in General), talks about her career. Read more

A Day in the Life

Historians hold Mary Chesnut’s account of the Civil War as essential to understanding our past. Here’s why. Read more

Writing Advice From Nonfiction Writers

Nonfiction writers give us their techniques and advice for writing. Read more

Risky Business With Tony Horwitz

Pulitzer Prize winner Tony Horwitz talks about America’s obsession with the Civil War and how he finds great stories by taking chances. Read more

The Art of the Blog

Web logs are the new online journaling craze. Get on board the buzz with this guide on how to blog! Read more

Culling Corporate Clients

You can break into the high-paying business market if you know where to look and how to sell your skills. Read more

5 Tips on Avoiding Information Overload

What do you do when you have more information than your allotted word count can handle? David Fryxell, the editorial director of Writer’s Digest, tackles the problem of information overload. Here five tips to help lighten your load. Read more

Looking for the Silver Lining

The recent tough times in the media marketplace can mean opportunities for freelancers who can go with the flow. Read more

Everyday Life During the Civil War

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