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2023 February Flash Fiction Challenge: Day 4

Write a piece of flash fiction each day of February with the February Flash Fiction Challenge, led by Managing Editor Moriah Richard. Each day, receive a prompt, example story, and write your own. Today's prompt is to write from the perspective of a guardian angel. For today’s prompt, write from the perspective...

Stalk vs. Stock and Stalking vs. Stocking (Grammar Rules)

Learn when to use stalk vs. stock and stalking vs. stocking in your writing with Grammar Rules from the Writer's Digest editors, including a few examples.Originally, I thought this would be a simple post of showing the difference between the homophones stalk and stock. And as I looked at the meanings of stalk that still held true. But stock contains...

Writing Mistakes Writers Make: Info Dumping

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 the dreaded info dumping.Everyone makes mistakes—even writers—but that's OK because each mistake is a great learning opportunity. The Writer's...

Jennifer Greene: On Supporting Women Through Fiction

Bestselling author Jennifer Greene discusses the accident that led to a break from writing and the isolation that led to her return with her new novel, Hideaway at Silver Lake.Jennifer Greene is the bestselling author of over 85 books, the winner of multiple awards, and an ardent reader herself. She’s written romances, romantic suspense, single titles,...

2023 February Flash Fiction Challenge: Day 3

Write a piece of flash fiction each day of February with the February Flash Fiction Challenge, led by Managing Editor Moriah Richard. Each day, receive a prompt, example story, and write your own. Today's prompt is to employ as many senses as you can. One of the easiest ways to draw a reader into a story...

Plot Twist Story Prompts: Done This Before

Every good story needs a nice (or not so nice) turn or two to keep it interesting. This week, a character lets people know they've done this before.Plot twist story prompts aren't meant for the beginning or the end of stories. Rather, they're for forcing big and small turns in the anticipated trajectory of a story. This is to make it more interesting...

You Own It All: Writing the Memoir

Award-winning actor, singer, and comedian Candi Milo reminds us that we are the owners of our stories and shares her experiences writing her memoir.The amount of self-imposed drama I went through when I turned my childhood memories of my family’s business (running and living in one of the very first licensed halfway houses for the mentally ill and emotionally...

Sarah Blake: On the Literary World of Isolation

Award-winning author Sarah Blake discusses how her real-word experience inspired her new literary novel, Clean Air.Sarah Blake’s novel Naamah won the National Jewish Book Award for Debut Fiction. Blake is also the author of the poetry collections Mr. West and Let’s Not Live on Earth. In 2013, she was awarded a literature fellowship from the National...

2023 February Flash Fiction Challenge: Day 2

Write a piece of flash fiction each day of February with the February Flash Fiction Challenge, led by Managing Editor Moriah Richard. Each day, receive a prompt, example story, and write your own. Today's prompt is to write about a lazy weekend morning.You might notice that my stories this month are shorter than the ones I've posted in the last few...

The Basics of Jumping Into Freelance Writing

Freelance writer and award-winning author C. Hope Clark shares a comprehensive list of the basics of jumping into freelance writing, from finding gigs to managing expenses and more.Working for ourselves is more possible today than ever before. Thanks to the pandemic, the world was force-fed the idea of working from home and the feasibility of hiring...

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