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The Pros and Cons of Getting Published

Do you ever worry that getting published—that worrying about the business of writing—might sully the purity of your artistic expression and dampen your passion for the craft? Many writers struggle with the concessions required of the p...

3 Ways To Tackle First-Time Gym Anxiety

No matter how fit you are, starting at a new gym can be nerve-wracking. However, there’s a few simple things you can do to get over the fears you might have of getting in shape, in public. Looking at all those fit people from the outside-...

Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 440

For today’s prompt, write a generation poem. A generation poem could be about the X-generation or the baby boomers, sure, but it could also be about generating poems and/or power. Or re-generation of limbs. Or any number of other topics y...

if You Want to Create Polite Digital Citizens…

Warning! This post is a bit of a rant.  The sleep-deprived state that I exist in as the father of two kids under age two has made my patience for impolite email and social media messages shorter than ever. That said, I am noticing thre...

Writing for Magazines: How to Land a Magazine Assignment

Kerrie Flanagan, author of the brand-new, comprehensive Guide to Magazine Article Writing, shares her best tips for writing for magazines. To learn more, check out her book, and don’t miss Kerrie’s session Build Your Author Platform Th...

Screenwriting Tips & Insights from Michael Zam, Writer of the Emmy-Winning Series Feud: Bette and Joan

In this interview, screenwriter Michael Zam offers screenwriting tips for beginners and veterans, and discusses his success with the Emmy award-winning FX series Feud: Bette and Joan, starring Susan Sarandon, Jessica Lange, Stanley Tucci an...

Keeping the Writing Faith: How to STOP Writing

The following article is the third in a five-part series of articles by Jennifer Haupt. In this installment, she discusses why it’s sometimes beneficial to stop writing—that is, to step back from your work-in-progress in order to main...

I Asked Several Students What Their Biggest Post-Graduation Fear Is

After a couple of years, countless semesters, and what feels like a lifetime of assignments, post-secondary students across the globe are entering “graduation season”. Unlike “exam season”, “graduation season” is an exciting tim...

Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 439

For today’s prompt, write a heart poem. Getting to the heart of this prompt should be easy enough to do. Some folks wear their hearts on their sleeves, or they heart the things and people they love, or they show a lot of heart in spirited...

Top Websites for Writers: 8 Great Publishing & Marketing Resources on the Web

For the last two decades, we’ve scoured the web for sites to include in our annual roundup of the 101 Best Websites for Writers, a comprehensive collection of online resources for writers which you can find in full in the May/June 2018 is...

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