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Cro Cumaisc Etir Casbairdni Ocus Lethrannaigecht: Poetic Forms

Poetic forms are great poetic games for poets to play with. Today, we look at the cro cumaisc etir casbairdni ocus lethrannaigecht, an Irish quatrain form. Cro Cumaisc Etir Casbairdni Ocus Lethrannaigecht Poems The cro cumaisc etir casbaird...

Honolulu Magazine: Market Spotlight

For this week’s market spotlight, we look at Honolulu Magazine, a monthly regional magazine covering Honolulu and surrounding cities and islands. Honolulu Magazine: Spotlight Market Honolulu Magazine began in 1888 with a different editori...

Vintage WD: The First Hundred Words Are the Hardest

This article about the importance of the opening paragraph of your fiction writing first appeared in the October 1921 issue of The Writer’s Digest, as it was then known. It was written by Arthur Leeds. If you’re familiar with the curren...

Gray’s Sporting Journal: Market Spotlight

For this week’s market spotlight, we look at Gray’s Sporting Journal, a hunting and fishing lifestyle magazine published seven times per year. Gray’s Sporting Journal: Spotlight Market Gray’s Sporting Journal is a unique hunting and...

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Ever just want to quit?

I’ve spoken with a fair number of experienced people and read several books on writing. Many of them put “talent,” as a character trait, at a lower level than “dedication,” “interest level” or ̶...

The Sun Magazine: Market Spotlight

For this week’s market spotlight, we look at The Sun, a nonprofit, ad-free magazine that publishes personal essays, short stories, and poems. The Sun Magazine: Spotlight Market Established in 1974, The Sun is a nonprofit, ad-free magazine...

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Grammarly? Good or Bad

I’ve used paid Grammarly for something like a year and then switched back to free Grammarly. I don’t think that I will be going back to the paid version, not anytime soon at least. I remember being pretty unconfident about my En...

Why Athletes Should Bring Politics Into Sport 

Masai Ujiri shading Doug Ford at the Raptor’s celebration parade. That’s it, that’s the sentence.  Photo by Christian Mendoza on Unsplash My Twitter, mostly curated to read the tweets of English majors, sport writers, and random vira...

How to Write About Grief: 5 Things to Consider When Writing Difficult Topics

Author Sadie Hoagland shares 5 things to consider when writing difficult topics and how to write about grief, including how to handle honesty, trauma, and abstraction. I didn’t set out to write a collection of stories about grief and loss...

Revisiting George Orwell: Why I Write in the 21st Century

Keith Wain revisits the 1946 George Orwell essay “Why I Write” by looking at the relevance of each of the four key points in the digital era. [Editor’s Note: You can revisit the original essay “Why I Write” by George Orwell here.]...

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