Megan Howard

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Fiction Writing Contests Worth Your Time (Winter 2017 Edition)

Inspired by Lit Hub’s 100 rejections per year post, my goal was to make at least 50 submissions in 2017. Since my last contest roundup, I’m at 108 …

Creative Writing

The Story Is Never the Whole Story: The Millions Interviews Daniel Mendelsohn

<b>Daniel Mendelsohn</b> is one of the most prominent classicists in America today. A contributor to <i>The New Yorker</i> and <i>The New York Review of Books</i>, he’s …

Literature

7 Things We Learned at The 2017 Austin Film Festival’s Writer’s Conference

“The Writers Festival” delivers a wealth of good advice for aspiring filmmakers.<p>With every fall season comes the <b>Austin Film Festival</b> and with the …

Ready to Start Writing Your Own Content? Here’s How

It’s never been easier or more possible to create your own content on a budget. Many of today’s hit shows started as a web series (like “Insecure” …

8 Novel Writing Insights from Successful Authors

[Call for entries: If you write short stories, don’t miss your chance to compete in the Writer’s Digest Popular Fiction Awards!]Whether you’re …

Writing

A Beginner's Guide to Making a Living as a Writer

There are tons of writing jobs available. You just have to know where to find them.<p>After I published my article about how I turned my writing side hustle into a career, I was overwhelmed with questions from people asking how to make a living writing.<p>There are many ways to earn a living as a writer. …

How Do You Write a Horror Novel When Your Dad Is Stephen King?

Joe Hill's books are critically lauded, commercially successful. People love them. And in the not-too-distant future, Hollywood is going to bring Hill's work to the screen (one's made, the rest of his work has been optioned). But despite all of Hill's obvious success, one question remains: How do …

How to Prep for NaNoWriMo – ScriptMedic

(Or, How I Wrote 30,000 Words in 4 Days to Finish a Novel)<p>Hey there Scriptaccinos! Welcome back to Aunt Scripty’s House of Mayhem, where we’re …

Writing

Rock and Roll to Break Your Writer's Block To

Kurt Vile and Courtney Barnett's Lotta Sea Lice charmingly riffs on the question of where inspiration comes from.<p>Courtney Barnett, the Melbourne indie-rock singer capable of turning such topics as real estate and elevator chitchat into droll, heartrending parables, was having trouble coming up with …

Courtney Barnett

Sexual Tension in Fiction

<b></b>Please welcome Michael Mohr to WU today, to talk about something that may be in most of our books, at least to some degree: sexual tension. A little …

Mister Kurt, He Posthumous: Vonnegut’s “Complete Stories”

ON OCTOBER 28, 1949, Kurt Vonnegut wrote to his father as follows:<p>Dear Pop:<p>I sold my first story to <i>Collier’s</i>. Received my check ($750 minus a 10% …

My 150 Writing Mentors and Me

What interviewing an author a week for several years has taught me about finishing my novel<p>The summer of 2013, I found myself on the phone with Stephen King, listening as he described how he wrote the opening sentence of <i>It</i>: “That’s one that I worked over and over and over.”<p>Drawing on four decades …

Writing Rituals and Routines

How to Become a More Disciplined Writer<p>Some of us follow routines that help us <i>avoid</i> writing—visiting YouTube, checking text messages, peering inside …

Creative Writing

Ask the Editor: Writing Dialogue

Editor Betty Kelly Sargent answers writing questions submitted by readers. This month, she explores writing convincing dialogue<p><i>Dear Editor:</i><p><i>Could you</i> …

Writing

This Is How You Can Become a Damn Good Writer

The rhythm of a good sentence moves through you as powerfully as a solid beat. It can cause you to fall silent, placing the book face down, pages …

PEN America & Catapult Present the Best Debut Short Stories of 2017 - PEN America

• Home<br>• PEN America & Catapult Present the Best Debut Short Stories of 2017<p>Friday, September 15, 2017 | 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm<p>THIS IS AN OFFICIAL 2017 …

Content Writer vs. Copywriter: What's the Difference?

My name's Pam, and I'm a content writer at BSTRO digital marketing agency. I weave complex thoughts into grammatically breathtaking copy (according …

Marketing

Tips for aspiring writers: put bum in seat and 'just write the feckin' thing'

Keane's Kingdom<p>They were hardy souls, those old poets. A good few of them used to come in to the pub and they didn't hate the drink.<p>There wasn't much …

How to make your own creative writing course, with a little help from well-known writers

Authors from India who also teach creative writing offer their tips.<p>In the absence of designated writing programmes in Indian universities, anything …

How to Construct a 3D Main Character

Have you ever read something and about 50 pages into it, you’re just not feeling the main character? You’re either not invested in her conflict or …

A summer book list like no other

To everything there is a season, and the season for short stories is summer — except for tales of ghosts and demons, which should be reserved for late fall. To help you enjoy your time on a beach or in a hammock, here are seven short-story collections worth looking for.<p><b>Other Arms Reach Out to Me:</b> …

One Simple Technique to Improve Your Writing in 10 Minutes a Day

Summer is a glorious time, isn’t it? Drinks on the deck, barbecues, hiking, travel, maybe a day (or three!) at the lake…it’s like a reward for …