Steven Spielberg on Readers and Writers

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“Only a generation of readers will spawn a generation of writers.” — Steven Spielberg

Steven Spielberg is one of my favorite storytellers. He and I have something in common: we were both English majors! He knows what he’s talking about when he emphasizes the importance of reading. The simplicity and elegance of Spielberg’s remark makes this one of my favorite quotes on writing. Read More

Journal Prompts for the Fearless and Fearful

Journal Prompts for the Fearless and Fearful

Journal prompts for facing your fears. Fears. We all have them, and we all have to face them sooner or later. Some people are plagued with fears that interfere with their ability to live a normal and healthy... [Read more]

Grammar Rules: i.e. and e.g.

Grammar Rules: i.e. and e.g.

Learn the grammar rules for Latin abbreviations i.e. and e.g. Occasionally, we come across the abbreviations i.e. and e.g., but what do they mean, and what is the difference between them? How do grammar... [Read more]

How to Develop Writing Skills: Four Essential Practices

How to Develop Writing Skills: Four Essential Practices

Find out how to develop writing skills. Stephen King once said, “If you want to be a writer, you must do two things above all others: read a lot and write a lot.” It’s obvious that one must write... [Read more]

Writing Tips: Know Your Audience

Writing Tips: Know Your Audience

Writing tips: know your audience. It’s an old adage for writers: know your audience. But what does that mean? How well must we know the audience? And does knowing the audience increase our chances... [Read more]

From 101 Creative Writing Exercises: You’re the Expert

From 101 Creative Writing Exercises: You’re the Expert

From 101 Creative Writing Exercises: You’re the Expert. Here’s a creative writing exercise from 101 Creative Writing Exercises, a book that takes writers on an inspired journey through different... [Read more]

The Writer: A Short Film

The Writer: A Short Film

Today’s post on Writing Forward is a special treat. It’s a short film called The Writer. As you have probably guessed, it’s a about a writer. There are only a handful of films about writers,... [Read more]

Genres in Fiction Writing: Literary Fiction vs. Everything Else

Genres in Fiction Writing: Literary Fiction vs. Everything Else

How do you classify creative writing, or do you? In creative writing, we talk about form and genre. Form is what we write: fiction, poetry, or creative nonfiction. Genre is how we further classify each... [Read more]

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