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Why I’ll Never Be a Mystery Writer

If I could be anything, if I could have any occupation in the entire world, I’d be a mystery writer. As a reader, I’ve been devouring detective fiction for over four decades. I started, as so many readers do, with Nancy Drew (her shift dresses! Her convertible!), and then quickly …

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Negotiating Social Privilege as a Writer

If’ you’ve read any of my earlier posts you’ll know that I was brought up between the U.S and India. Although I’ve been back in India for the last eight years, I am very much a third culture kid. The amount of cultural perspective I’ve negotiated in my lifetime could …

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Waiting List Now Open: Writer Unboxed UnConference

About Writer Unboxed began as a collaboration between Therese Walsh and Kathleen Bolton in 2006. Since then the site has grown to include ~50 regular contributors–including bestselling authors and industry leaders–and frequent guests. In 2014, the first Writer Unboxed UnConference (part UNtraditional conference, part intensive craft event, part …

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Top Five Hacks to Overcome Writer Burnout

Warning: Hacks for Hacks tips may have harmful side effects on your writing career, and should not be used by minors, adults, writers, poets, scribes, scriveners, journalists, or anybody. You love writing. It’s your passion. Why, the only thing more fun that writing is telling people you’re a writer! But …

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Writer Unboxed’s 4-Day, 4-Auction Auction ENDING SOON

If you’ve been watching a favorite item in WU’s 4-Day, 4-Auction Auction, heads up! Our auction ends tonight at 8 p.m. EST. Click through on the links below for a quick view of each of our auctions, and scroll down to comments to see our most recent bids. We are …

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Writer Unboxed’s 4-Day, 4-Auction Auction Begins…Now!

It’s all about Goal, Motivation, Conflict (GMC) for storytellers, yes? Here’s ours: Our search for a single UnConference Scholarship winner was unsuccessful. The talent pool was extraordinary this year, and the stories of perseverance were truly moving. We want to award more than one scholarship, but have a cash stipend …

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How to Survive & Succeed as a Writer (Free Webinar!)

Announcing a special (FREE) online master class for writers! Thursday May 2, Gabriela Pereira, founder of DIY MFA is teaching a FREE master class for the writing community: How to Survive and Succeed as a Writer (without Breaking Your Heart or Losing Your Mind)! If you’re like many readers of …

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If Your Room Has a View but Also Wifi, Will You Ever Notice More Than a Screen? A Challenge for Today’s Writer

Exclusive offer for WU readers: Receive 25% off Julianna Baggott’s Efficient Creativity: The Six-Week Audio Series with discount code WRITERUNBOXED. Salvador Dali once said, “To gaze is to think.” I agree. My best ideas often come to me when I’m staring off in a daydreamy way. Imagine how many great …

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Announcing the 2019 Writer Unboxed UnConference Scholarship

When one of our writer friends, a kindly older gentleman named Bob Stewart, passed away unexpectedly in 2014, a group of us pooled our funds to send flowers for his funeral. Ultimately, far more came in than was needed, and so we decided to set aside the surplus and use …

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A Writer, a Shoe Salesman, and a Corpse Walk into a Bar…

Mark Twain once said that analyzing a joke is like dissecting a frog. You can learn a lot, but the frog tends to die in the process.  Still, we’re going to ignore the warning this morning and take a look at what does and what doesn’t work in this passage. …

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