Inventing Profanity: What to Write When You Can’t Say “Duck”

So, there you are, writing away when the f-bomb splatters onto the page. Some markets won’t have a problem with this, but what if you’re writing for a PG-13 market, or what if your target market is OK with some profanity, but you like to use it a lot?

Fantasy and Science Fiction Literature in the Arab World

The history of science fiction and fantasy in the Arab world dates to The Epic of Gilgamesh, considered the oldest literary work in history.

By the Numbers

Mike Jack Stoumbos won Writers of the Future and had a novel trilogy published in the last year, while teaching workshops for emerging authors in addition to the high schoolers. This is his advice.

One of a Billion Inspirational Stories

How one artist learned to tell a good story and won Writers of the Future.

The Decision to Succeed

If confidence and direction are lacking, here are three points of wisdom shared from Writers of the Future Grand Prize winner Volume 38.

Why I Subscribe to the Barbossa Philosophy

How first knowing the rules and then knowingly not following them can lead to success, because if something feels right for a story, try it.

Taking the Scenic Route

One author’s journey filled with detours, potholes, meandering side trips, self-doubt, and ultimate success…

Journey Over Destination

One writer’s journey to realizing a life’s dream and how Writers of the Future helped her achieve it.

Writers of the Future Podcast: Author Interview with Zack Be, Storm Humbert, and Luke Wildman

Listen to the Writers and Illustrators of the Future podcast on writing with Writers of the Future winners Zack Be, Storm Humbert, and Luke Wildman on what winning has meant to them and how to become an author.

Writers of the Future Podcast: Author Interview with Jeff Edwards

Listen to the Writers and Illustrators of the Future podcast with Jeff Edwards on writing about ordinary men and women working together to do extraordinary things which was something he experienced in his military career.