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Steal vs. Steel vs. Still (Grammar Rules)

Learn when to use steal vs. steel vs. still on with Grammar Rules from the Writer's Digest editors, including a few examples of correct usages.

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Kristin Bair: Resilience and Inventiveness in the Face of Uncertainty

Author Kristin Bair shares how her latest novel changed structure during the writing process and what launching a book during a pandemic taught her about the publishing industry.

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Take Two: Making an Independent Short Film or Book Trailer

With the film industry constantly changing, it's never been more important for a writer to take control of their own career. Use independent film tips to create a short film or book trailer to help get your writing noticed.

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2020 November PAD Chapbook Challenge: Day 20

For the 2020 November PAD Chapbook Challenge, poets write a poem a day in the month of November before assembling a chapbook manuscript in the month of December. Today's prompt is to write a target poem.

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Call for Nominations: 101 Best Websites for Writers

Nominate your favorite website for the 23rd Annual 101 Best Websites for Writers feature in Writer's Digest Magazine! Deadline for nominations is Friday, Dec. 18, 2020.

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Plot Twist Story Prompts: Unexplained Phenomenon

Every good story needs a nice (or not so nice) turn or two to keep it interesting. This week, have your characters puzzle over an unexplained phenomenon.

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Vintage WD: 8 Ingredients of Powerful Nonfiction

An editor and freelance writer demonstrates how to make your articles more intriguing, more entertaining, more salable—and just plain better in this article from 1989.

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2020 November PAD Chapbook Challenge: Day 19

For the 2020 November PAD Chapbook Challenge, poets write a poem a day in the month of November before assembling a chapbook manuscript in the month of December. Today's prompt is to write a confession poem.

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2020 November PAD Chapbook Challenge: Day 18

For the 2020 November PAD Chapbook Challenge, poets write a poem a day in the month of November before assembling a chapbook manuscript in the month of December. Today's prompt is to write a sea creature poem.

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Author Spotlight: Erin Moynihan on Laurel, Everywhere

Erin Moynihan talks about what prompted her to write her debut YA novel about coping with loss, and working with the indie publisher Ooligan Press.

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Short Short Story Competition

ENTER NOW! Deadline: December 14, 2020. Writer’s Digest’s competition for short fiction. Send us your best...in 1,500 words or fewer.

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2020 November PAD Chapbook Challenge: Day 17

For the 2020 November PAD Chapbook Challenge, poets write a poem a day in the month of November before assembling a chapbook manuscript in the month of December. Today's two-for-Tuesday prompt is to write a nice and/or mean poem.

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Passed vs. Past (Grammar Rules)

Learn when to use passed vs. past on with Grammar Rules from the Writer's Digest editors, including a few examples of correct usages.

November PAD Chapbook Challenge

2020 November PAD Chapbook Challenge: Day 16

For the 2020 November PAD Chapbook Challenge, poets write a poem a day in the month of November before assembling a chapbook manuscript in the month of December. Today's prompt is to write a response poem.

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WD Presents: 10 New Courses, Competition Announcements, and More!

This week, we’re excited to announce the digital Nov/Dec 2020 issue of WD, 10 new courses, a deadline for the Annual Writing Competition, and more.

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2020 November PAD Chapbook Challenge: Day 15

For the 2020 November PAD Chapbook Challenge, poets write a poem a day in the month of November before assembling a chapbook manuscript in the month of December. Today's prompt is to write a meaning of blank poem.

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2020 November PAD Chapbook Challenge: Day 14

For the 2020 November PAD Chapbook Challenge, poets write a poem a day in the month of November before assembling a chapbook manuscript in the month of December. Today's prompt is to write a memory poem.

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What Is a Narrative Arc (or Story Arc)?

In this post, we answer the question of what is a narrative arc or story arc, and we look at a few examples to help show how the narrative arc is different from individual plot twists and points.

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Kitty O'Meara: Finding Joy and Community in a Pandemic

Debut picture book author Kitty O'Meara shares her experience of writing a viral poem that's been turned into a printed picture book in only a few months about finding joy and community in a pandemic.

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2020 November PAD Chapbook Challenge: Day 13

For the 2020 November PAD Chapbook Challenge, poets write a poem a day in the month of November before assembling a chapbook manuscript in the month of December. Today's prompt is to write a luck poem.

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Plot Twist Story Prompts: Wrong Turn

Every good story needs a nice (or not so nice) turn or two to keep it interesting. This week, it's time to take a wrong turn.

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Vintage WD: How I Built Novels Out of Writer’s Blocks

In this 1999 article, top science fiction writer Octavia E. Butler shares her secrets for overcoming the dreaded writer’s block and producing stellar work.

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2020 November PAD Chapbook Challenge: Day 12

For the 2020 November PAD Chapbook Challenge, poets write a poem a day in the month of November before assembling a chapbook manuscript in the month of December. Today's prompt is to write a number in the title poem.

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The Parenting Break: Finding Your Way Back to Literary Citizenship

If you’re a parent (or a caretaker to parents or other loved ones), chances are you occasionally fail to fulfill your duties as an exemplary literary citizen. Here are some strategies for banishing the shame, finding your way back, and reengaging in meaningful ways.