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Forget Unpaid Internships, Try Working as a Camp Counsellor

Summer feels so far away but people are already locking down summer jobs. If you’re looking for a way to have fun and get paid next summer, you should consider becoming a camp counsellor. Maybe you already have a summer job lined up, or m...

The Art of the Shortcut

March 1, 2019, by Jem The Art of the Shortcut I am a connoisseur not of wine or jazz, but of shortcuts. My mind craves efficiency and is constantly calculating ways to streamline my travels. Once you recognise that a 30-minute trek can be s...

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The physical process of rewriting

Welcome to the community! First off, I’ll warn you I am old-school, so take my advice for what it’s worth. I create my manuscript in Standard Manuscript Format, this article talks a bit about that. The 1″ spacing around th...

The Science of Story Ideas: How to Awaken Your Brain’s Creative Superpowers

The brain is not only designed to think, it loves to think—and there are specific ways you can summon and maximize your brain’s ingenuity to generate better story ideas. Here are seven superpowers you already have under your thinking ca...

The Writer’s Dip: Should You Quit Your Current Writing Project?

How do you know if you should quit your current writing project or keep at it? Learn why quitting the “wrong things” may be the only way to achieve your wildest writing goals. I think I know why you’re here… You have this unquenchab...

The Quintessential Guide to Selecting and Working With Beta Readers

With the brutal, thorough help of beta readers, you can achieve writing goals faster and more efficiently. LS Hawker offers a definitive guide to selecting and working with them. My first contract was a three-book deal with HarperCollins Wi...

Congratulations to the 2019 Loran Scholarship Winners!

Once again, thirty incredible students have been awarded an amazing opportunity and investment in their future.  The Loran Scholars Foundation offers, “the country’s largest and most comprehensive four-year undergraduate award” to Ca...

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Meg’s Two-year Workflow project

I don’t seem to work well with deadlines, at least when creative writing is concerned (I struggled a lot to meet the deadlines while studying at the Creative Writting Program). Anyway, here is a summary of what I’ve been doing: ...

Putting the Heart in Science Fiction: An Analysis of the Screenplay ‘Her’

Often, the science fiction genre is high on concept but low on heart. More cerebral than emotional. However, there’s a new wave of sci-fi that prioritizes the heart over the head. Steve Rose writes that movies such as The Arrival and Inte...

10 Best Love Poems Ever!

Happy Valentine’s Day! I thought this year I’d share my top 10 best love poems ever written. Of course, this is not an exhaustive (or even overly authoritative) list. It’s just my favorites, and I encourage everyone to share their fav...

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