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Instagram: An Underutilized Tool for the Freelance Writer

In this post, author C. Hope Clark shares tips on how freelance writers can use Instagram as a tool to find more freelance writing connections, assignments, and overall success.One might struggle seeing Instagram as a writing tool. After all, Instagram focuses on the visual while the writer relies on words. But writers are seeing Instagram as yet another...

Jane Porter: On the Joy of Writing Mature Characters

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Jane Porter discusses celebrating the nature of getting older in her new romance novel, Flirting With Fifty.Jane Porter, the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of 75 romances, holds an MA in writing from the University of San Francisco and has been a finalist for the RITA award six times,...

Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 610

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 "different way of seeing the world" poem.Last week, the prompt was focused on writing a world-building poem, and that's inspired this week's prompt.For today's prompt, let's write a "different way of seeing the world"...

How To Research Topics Like a Journalist

From in-person interviews to scouring the web for credible sources, journalist Alison Hill shares tips on how to research topics like a journalist."In much of society, research means to investigate something you do not know or understand." —Neil Armstrong.I’ve covered everything from greyhound racing to eminent domain, and like many generalists, I’ve...

Can I Have Your Attention?

Every writer needs a little inspiration once in a while. For today's prompt, an announcement is about to change the course of history. Photo by Samuel Pereira on Unsplash Someone important has just given an announcement that will change the course of history. For this week's prompt, your story is set immediately...

Glenn Boozan: On the Funny Side of Parenting

Emmy nominated comedy writer Glenn Boozan discusses how a funny piece of perspective turned into her new humor book, There Are Moms Way Worse Than You.Emmy nominated Glenn Boozan recently took home a 2022 Writers Guild Award winner for her work on CONAN. Most recently a writer on Comedy Central’s Lights Out with David Spade and the Hulu talk show from...

Adapting True Crime and True Stories for Television (From Script)

In this week’s round up brought to us by Script magazine, exclusive interviews with writers and showrunners Robert Siegel and D.V. DeVincentis (“Pam & Tommy”), Patrick Macmanus and Liz Hannah (“The Giil from Plainville”) who both have taken creative liberties in adapting true stories for a limited series.In this week’s round up brought to us by...

Chanel Cleeton: On Reader Enthusiasm Conjuring Novel Ideas

Author Chanel Cleeton discusses how reader curiosity led her to write her new historical fiction novel, Our Last Days in Barcelona.Originally from Florida, Chanel Cleeton grew up on stories of her family's exodus from Cuba following the events of the Cuban Revolution. Her passion for politics and history continued during her years spent studying in...

The Writer's Digest Interview: Marlon James

Booker Prize–winning author Marlon James talks about mythology and world-building in his character-driven epic Moon Witch, Spider King, the second book in his Dark Star Trilogy.To Marlon James, an epic is “a struggle that’s both very profound and very simple at the same time.” His Dark Star Trilogy, an African fantasy series, is certainly that. It’s...

WD Presents: New Podcast Episode, a Chance at Publication, and More!

This week, we're excited to announce our newest podcast episode, your chance to be published, and more!There's always so much happening in the Writer's Digest universe that even staff members have trouble keeping up. As a result, we decided to start collecting what's on the horizon to make it easier for everyone to know what's happening and when.This...

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