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9 Lines of Writing Advice With Cats

We love writing; we love cats; so why not enjoy nine lines of writing advice with cats? If you need some great writing advice and fun images of cats, you've found your online destination. Enjoy!

One thing I know about Writer's Digest editors over the years is that we all love reading and writing. Another thing I know is that many of us love cats. So it doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out that this post of writing advice with cats has been an inevitability that's time has finally come.

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I've collected nine lines of great writing advice and paired them up with fun images of cats. I mean, what else do you need? Probably nothing, but I've included links to each of the original (super helpful) articles filled with writing advice under each image. So come for the cute cats and stay for the great writing advice. Enjoy!

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9 Lines of Writing Advice With Cats

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From "10 Ways to Start Your Story Better," by Jacob M. Appel

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From "How to Make Your Setting a Character," by Donald Maass

simon_wood_quotes_for_a_good_suspense_story_to_work_whats_at_stake_must_be_stated_at_the_beginning_of_the_story

From "9 Tricks to Writing Suspense Fiction," by Simon Wood

jordan_e_rosenfeld_quotes_each_scene_launch_is_a_reintroduction_capturing_your_readers_attention_all_over_again_nanotips_nanowrimo

From "10 Ways to Launch Strong Scenes," by Jordan E. Rosenfeld

leigh_anne_jasheway_quotes_as_a_communication_tool_effective_use_of_humor_can_humanize_you_cementing_your_bond_with_readers

From "How to Write Better Using Humor," by Leigh Anne Jasheway

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From "7 Ways to Add Great Subplots to Your Novel," by Elizabeth Sims

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From "Jennifer J. Chow: Sparking Optimism and Hope With Cozy Mystery Novels (and Sassy Cats)," by Robert Lee Brewer

brenda_janowitz_quotes_the_most_important_part_of_your_novel_is_the_part_that_will_never_be_seen_by_the_reader_writing_advice_with_cats

From "10 Questions You Need to Ask Your Characters," by Brenda Janowitz

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From "11 Secrets to Writing an Effective Character Description," by Rebecca McClanahan

5 Ways To Use Short Stories To Grow as a Writer

5 Ways To Use Short Stories To Grow as a Writer

Short story writing can be a gateway to writing your novel—but they’re also fun and worthy stories in their own right. Here, author Dallas Woodburn shares 5 ways to use short stories to grow as a writer.

Writing Mistakes Writers Make: Not Having an Online Presence

Writing Mistakes Writers Make: Not Having an Online Presence

The Writer's Digest team has witnessed many writing mistakes over the years, so we started this series to help identify them for other writers (along with correction strategies). This week's writing mistake is not having an online presence.

Shirlene Obuobi: On Writing From Experience

Shirlene Obuobi: On Writing From Experience

Physician, cartoonist, and author Shirlene Obuobi discusses the writerly advice that led to writing her new coming-of-age novel, On Rotation.

WD Poetic Form Challenge

WD Poetic Form Challenge: Kimo Winner

Learn the winner and Top 10 list for the Writer’s Digest Poetic Form Challenge for the kimo.

8 Things Writers Should Know About Tattoos

8 Things Writers Should Know About Tattoos

Tattoos and their artists can reveal interesting details about your characters and offer historical context. Here, author June Gervais shares 8 things writers should know about tattoos.

Tyler Moss | Reporting Through Lens of Social Justice

Writing Through the Lens of Social Justice

WD Editor-at-Large Tyler Moss makes the case for reporting on issues of social justice in freelance writing—no matter the topic in this article from the July/August 2021 issue of Writer's Digest.

Plot Twist Story Prompts: Intentional Trail

Plot Twist Story Prompts: Intentional Trail

Every good story needs a nice (or not so nice) turn or two to keep it interesting. This week, have a character leave clues for people to find them.

Sharon Maas: On Books Finding the Right Time

Sharon Maas: On Books Finding the Right Time

Author Sharon Maas discusses the 20-year process of writing and publishing her new historical fiction novel, The Girl from Jonestown.

6 Steps to Becoming a Good Literary Citizen

6 Steps to Becoming a Good Literary Citizen

While the writing process may be an independent venture, the literary community at large is full of writers who need and want your support as much as you need and want theirs. Here, author Aileen Weintraub shares 6 steps in becoming a good literary citizen.