Miracle Man and The Austin Paradox author William R. Leibowitz tells how to base science fiction on fact so that stories seem plausible—without boring the reader.
Poetic Form Fridays are made to share various poetic forms. This week, we look at the cyhydedd naw ban, a Welsh couplet (or 2-line) form.
Surprise endings in fiction, when done right, can make a book live in a readers memory for years, but as novelist H.J. Ramsay shares, surprise endings also show us a bit about human nature.
Book tours are a wonderful way to connect with readers. Indie author John Peragine shares his experience planning his latest book tour for his book Iowa Wine.
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Every Wednesday, Robert Lee Brewer shares a prompt and an example poem to get things started on the Poetic Asides blog. This week, write a fable poem.
Here are 10 Dorothy Parker quotes for writers and about writing from the author of Enough Rope, A Star Is Born, and "Big Blonde." In these quotes, Parker covers wit, truth, money, and more.
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Literary agent alerts (this one with Amaryah Orenstein of GO Literary) are golden opportunities for new writers because each one is a literary agent who is likely building his or her client list.
The internet search histories of novelists can be quite disturbing. Writer Kathleen Valenti shares the methodology behind web searches for her newest medical mystery.
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Cartoonist Bob Eckstein will be covering the 2019 Annual Writer's Digest Conference with his art and tweets on Twitter and in a post-conference post for LitHub.com. In this post, he shares some of his cartoons along with tips for conference goers.
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Begin a story or scene by envisioning the setting first. What is unique about this place? What does it look like? How does your character feel about this place?