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Hello, all my writerly friends. Some of you know me as "Q&Q Guy." Others know me as "WD Newsletter Guy." But I'm hoping that over time, while reading this new blog on the beautifully redesigned (and easy to navigate) WritersDigest.com, you'll get to know me as "Incredibly Handsome Guy"--or, at least, as a guy who can help you find the advice, information and tools you need to help make you a better writer and advance your writing career.

Hello, all my writerly friends. Some of you know me as "Q&Q Guy." Others know me as "WD Newsletter Guy." But I'm hoping that over time, while reading this new blog on the beautifully redesigned (and easy to navigate) WritersDigest.com, you'll get to know me as "Incredibly Handsome Guy"--or, at least, as a guy who can help you find the advice, information and tools you need to help make you a better writer and advance your writing career.

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I'll be here daily, posting links to anything and everything writing related. If something's new on the site, I'll link to it here like this. If I find a good article elsewhere that's worth your time, I'll mention it here like this. If I beat my wife in a game of Scrabble, I'll post pictures of my celebratory dance where? You guessed it: Here. (And if I have to sleep on the couch for doing that, I'll post those pics too. Hey, that may make a great writing prompt!)

We all dream of finding writing success. What I hope to do is help you reach that goal, that dream. At the very least I hope to help you improve your writing in some way, shape or form each day. So make this blog a permanent part of your morning, much like a needed caffeine fix. When you need a boost, I'll be here.

Brian

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Which Writer or Work Made You Think About Point of View in a Different Way and Why?: From Our Readers (Comment for a Chance at Publication)

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