Best Writing Advice (According to Writers) - Plus Winner of Contest

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My thanks to all of you who
took time to comment for my
blog anniversary contest
, and offer links to the most helpful
writing advice you've found online.

As a handy
reference, I thought I'd share links to all of the sites and articles


the Rubber Meets the Road by agent Rachelle Gardner


to Work Less by Renegade Writer Linda Formichelli

Wailing Wall, A Laboratory, A Junk Drawer
by Joy Castro


Your Novel by Jo Lamb-White


Single Most Powerful Writing Tool You'll Ever See That Fits on One Page
by Larry Brooks

Encouragement for Aspiring Writers
by Liz Curtis Higgs


to Make Your Novel a Page Turner by Elizabeth Sims (at Writer's

Script Frenzy
(overview of resources)

Nathan Bransford's FAQs


Is a Consequence by Lilith Saint Crow


Talk: Elizabeth Gilbert on Nurturing Creativity


Skills Does a Writer Need to Develop? by agent Chip MacGregor


Structure Series #1: The Four Parts of a Story by Larry Brooks


More like DIRE-logue!!! by Victor Finch

Do You Use Sensory Details?


Can't Make Something a Phenomenon by agent Nathan Bransford


the Time to Write by Yasmine Galenorn


Vs. Plot, Ghost Vs. Bones: Discuss by Chuck Wendig

by Michael Hauge

Bob Mayer's Who
Dares Wins Writing Tips

Now, for the moment
you've been waiting for.

The randomly selected winner from all
comments is Rick Carroll.


Rick! I'll be dropping you a note soon about your VIP

prize, as well as a free registration to the next Writer's Digest Editors'

credit: hellojenuine

Viet Thanh Nguyen | The Committed | Writer's Digest Quote

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Dinty W. Moore: Poking Fun at Hell and Dante's Inferno

Dinty W. Moore: Poking Fun at Hell and Dante's Inferno

In this post, Dinty W. Moore shares what inspired his most recent book To Hell With It, what lesson it taught him, why writers should have fun with their writing, and more!

Arisa White: Putting the Pieces Together

Arisa White: Putting the Pieces Together

In this post, Arisa White shares how she was able to piece together her past with her present, how some works freed her to write, and more!

Adapt vs. Adept vs. Adopt (Grammar Rules)

Adapt vs. Adept vs. Adopt (Grammar Rules)

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

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Nuggets of Humor

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April PAD Challenge

2021 April PAD Challenge: Guidelines

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Flash Fiction Challenge

2021 February Flash Fiction Challenge: Day 28

Write a piece of flash fiction each day of February with the February Flash Fiction Challenge, led by editor Moriah Richard. Each day, receive a prompt, example story, and write your own. Today's prompt is to write a story using only dialogue.