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Writing Two or More Stories?

I think it’s important to finish what you’re writing …otherwise, what’s the point? But lots of people like to work on more than one thing at at time, which keeps them fresh. Whatever works for you. But by ‘work...

6 Creative Ways to Make a Non-Medical Mask

Want to wear a mask in public even if you’re not showing any COVID-19 symptoms? Here are some easy ways to make a non-medical mask. There’s been a lot of confusion regarding who should be wearing masks. However, Dr. Theresa Tam recently...

Writing Strong Settings: Writing Prompts for Socially-Isolated Authors

How are writers supposed to write settings when we’re supposed to stay at home? Christine Meade offer writing prompts and tips fro writing strong settings during social isolation. For fiction writers looking to stay productive during eith...

Writing Submissions for Magazines: How to Submit Writing to a Magazine

In this post, we look at how to handle writing submissions for magazines. Whether you write fiction, nonfiction, or poetry, learn how to submit writing to a magazine. Submitting to magazines is a great way to break into the publishing world...

Writing the Stream

Stream-of-consciousness can provide some of the most interesting writing. We’re going to try it in this week’s writing exercise. Creative Writing Prompt: Writing the Stream Write a piece using the stream-of-consciousness technique. Post...

10 Walt Whitman Quotes for Writers and About Writing

Here are 10 Walt Whitman quotes for writers and about writing from the author of Leaves of Grass. In these quotes, Whitman covers life, death, contradictions, and more. Walt Whitman worked as a journalist, teacher, and government clerk; he ...

Becoming a Multigenre Writing Master

A children’s book writer, novelist, short story author, and screenwriter walk into a bar. It’s not a joke, it’s one writer’s day. This essay from our September 2019 issue shows how Simon Van Booy manages his workflow for multigenre ...

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Is there an easy fiction writing outline method?

There is a method that makes creative writing easier – well, at least tolerable. 1. Keep it fun. If it feels like torture, you’re not likely to stick with it. 2. Subdivide the effort into mini-goals, so that you can see and feel...

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Writing about sisters (tell me your experiences)

I have one sister, who is 4.5 years younger than me. (No brothers.) Our personalities are quite different and we don’t really look alike either, but we are very compatible and always have been. I am bolder, more willing to take chance...

Electric, Neon, Salsa-Dancing Energy, or Finding Your Writing Voice

In this humorous essay, composition and rhetoric professor Adam Brandner shares his take on finding your writing voice and a few exercises that helped him discover his own. HOW BURNT IS YOUR SIENNA?  My name is Adam Brandner. I am a teache...

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