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4 Timeless Writing Tips from ‘A Wrinkle in Time’ Author Madeleine L’Engle

Back in 1962, Madeleine L’Engle gifted children everywhere with her sci-fi fantasy classic A Wrinkle in Time. The book became a classic and continues to be enjoyed by young readers with over 10 million copies sold. On March 9, Disney is ...

What You Don’t Know Can’t Hurt You: Finding Direction & Motivation in Your Writing

[Enter our 87th Annual Writing Competition for your chance to win and have your work be seen by editors and agents—not to mention a chance at $5,000 in cash!] I was in Eugene to give a talk several years ago when I came as close as I ha...

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After Work Writing Malaise

I generally write better in the morning, before I go to work. (On days I’m not working, I can write at any time of day… but like you, I’m drained after work and have no energy left to be creative). Is it possible to ...

6 Tips for Reimagining Classic Fiction in Your Writing

Reimagining classic fiction has been a common practice among authors since the dawn of novel writing. Here, learn a few lessons from the masters about writing novels that incorporate elements of the classics. by John Kessel Long before the ...

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A creative way to get into a castle!

Just a quick point, cliche doesn’t inherently mean bad. When it comes to things such as the fine arts (writing, painting, dancing, etc.), I firmly believe that there is no bad idea, only bad execution. But if you want originality, I&#...

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Writing tropes

Cool thread, bd! I agree with yours, as well. Some of mine:“The first draft of everything is shit.” — Ernest Hemingway Nah. Maybe to some, but certainly not to all. For some writers, even, the more they re-draft, the mor...

Short Training for Your Long Game: How Writing Short Stories Can Help You Hone Your Novel-Writing Skills

Even if you’re focused on writing a novel, writing short stories can be a wonderful creativity tool to help you strengthen elements of your fiction, experiment with characters and simply stay loose. Make sure to submit your finished short...

Shasta College Club Looking for Writing Submissions

This is a call for submissions sent to us by the Shasta Community College Creative Writing Club. CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS The Shasta Community College Creative Writing Club is proud to announce that we are creating a literary magazine for the 2...

Writers on Writing: Revitalizing the Batman Franchise with Batman Begins

David Goyer, who co-wrote Batman Begins with director Christopher Nolan, reflects on the creative choices he and Nolan made in bringing the darkest of the DC Comics’ characters to life. Christian Bale stars as Batman in Warner Bros. Pict...

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What re the 7 Stages of the Creative Process?

Intention for me is like step six or so. I have to be nearly complete before I say anything, or I’ll start procrastinating. Why Writer’s fail to finish and publish I edit my things, though.Useful, I suppose, though Orna is not...

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