21st-century writing technology has undoubtedly made writing more convenient—but is it actually holding us back? One writer investigates.
For today’s prompt, write a broken poem. There are so many things that can be broken: dishwashers, chairs, and chairs. People break records, bad (and good) habits, and spirits (sometimes their own). Heck, writing a poem is an act of breaking the silence. So, yes, break the silence today with your broken poems. ***** Master Poetic Forms! Learn how to write sestina, shadorma, haiku, monotetra, golden shovel, and more with […]
Flawed characters and antiheroes make for fascinating protagonists—but their behavior can risk alienating readers. Follow this blueprint for flawed-yet-relatable heroes who can still provoke empathy.
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Whether you believe in The Muse is actually not important. It is important, however, that you believe that writing, when it’s going very well, is fun, enlivening, curiously effortless, and surprising.
We’re now past the half-way mark. So let’s keep poeming to the finish line! For today’s prompt, write a brave poem. There are many instances of bravery each and every day. For some, bravery is running into a burning building to save a child or jumping out of an airplane to skydive. For others, bravery is getting out of bed and going to the post office. Or writing a poem. […]
For today’s prompt, take the word “Anti-(blank),” replace the blank with a word or phrase, make the new word or phrase the title of your poem, and then, write your poem. Possible titles include: “Anti-Hero,” “Anti-Aging Cream,” and “Anti-Gravity Shoes.” ***** Do You Have a $1,000 Poem? The 13th Annual Writer’s Digest Poetry Awards has extended its deadline to November 19, 2018. And the winning poem receives $1,000 in cash! […]
The 2018 film adaptation of Lee Israel's memoir Can Your Ever Forgive Me?, which details her criminal misadventures forging letters by famous authors, was met with critical acclaim—and it offers several valuable lessons for writers.
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In the January 2019 issue of Writer's Digest, we included a Cryptogram (#2 below) in our Potpourri for the Pen column. Solve it, plus two additional cryptograms, shown below, to discover writing wisdom by famous writers from past issues of Writer’s Digest magazine.
These 10 exercises that will help you take a fresh look at your work-in-progress and beat writer's block in no time by giving you a mental break.
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