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12 Short Stories In 12 Months – Submission Guidelines

Thank you for the wonderful response to our Short Story Challenge. It's awesome. Because of the number of enthusiastic writers, I've decided to …

Creative Writing

Get your story right: the Storytelling Canvas.

Whenever I give a workshop about new tools and formats for storytelling I always start with a good look at what you need first: <b>a story</b>. Without a …

30 Books You Need to Read to Earn 'Well-Read' Status | Inc.com

<i>What books should one read to feel well-read? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Cristina Hartmann, writer who abandoned a career in law, on Quora:</b><p>For anyone who wants to attain the vaunted …

Literature

Nanowrimo Prep: The Index Card Method and Story Structure Grid

THE INDEX CARD METHOD<br>by Alexandra Sokoloff<br>It's just half a month to Nanowrimo. Are you REALLY ready to write?<br>If you're not 100% sure what your story …

Writing

NaNoWriMo Prep 2016 + a FREE Printable!

Hello, lovelies! For a couple of years now, I have been intrigued by the idea of participating in NaNoWriMo (that’s short for National Novel Writing …

Nanowrimo

Bullet Journaling May Change Your To-Do Lists Forever

Have you seen photos on Pinterest or Instagram of hyper-organized notebooks, with color-coded, bulleted lists? Did it overwhelm you? Take a deep …

The Most Popular Book the Year You Were Born

As Anna Quindlen once said, "Books are the plane, and the train and the road. They are the destination, and the journey. They are home." These were …

How We Grew Our Web Traffic By 5,000% In 3 Months (With Zero Advertising)

<i>554.</i><p>That’s how much monthly website traffic we had to our website three months ago.<p>“Europe's leading digital technology conference”It's happening, Join 15k digital minds to shape what's next for your businessI'm interested<p>20 visitors a day may sound encouraging if you’re starting a personal …

Marketing

Seven books to read before you start writing your own

A first-time author shares her reading list as she was preparing to write her novel.<p>“I never read a novel till I was 18,” Sunjeev Sahota, author of</i> …

Books

The Best WordPress Tutorials For Beginners

While WordPress is the most popular content management system (CMS) in the world, that doesn’t always mean it’s easy to figure out.<p>Thankfully, …

Writing a mystery novel: 7 items your story needs

Writing a mystery novel is challenging. It demands a keen sense for plot, characterization and creating suspense. A story that actively engages …

Creative Writing

An Exclusive Interview with The Screenwriter's Bible Author Dave Trottier

This Post originally appeared on the blog ScreenCraft. ScreenCraft is dedicated to helping screenwriters and filmmakers succeed through educational events, screenwriting competitions and the annual ScreenCraft Screenwriting Fellowship program, connecting screenwriters with agents, managers and …

Writing

What Is the True Cost of Building and Managing a WordPress Website? - Copyblogger

In any description of WordPress features, there’s one word you’re sure to see:<p><i>Free.</i><p>This is, of course, true. The files necessary to install WordPress …

Content Marketing

3 Scrivener Tips to Become a Master Outliner

<i>J.S. Leonard is the author of the Modern Rituals urban fantasy series and hosts/produces Bleeding Ink, a podcast for indie authors. Our own Ferol</i> …

The Best Podcasts for Writers

[This post was originally published on 02/11/2016. It was updated on 3/20/18]<p>What better way to stay close to your craft than by listening to a …

5 Valuable Writing Tips from Madeleine L’Engle

By nava | On March 20, 2017 | Comments (1)<p><b>Madeleine L’Engle</b> (1918-2007) conducted a writing life that can best be described as one of perseverance. …

5 Surprisingly Simple Ways to Jumpstart Your Freelance Writing Career

There’s nothing easy about launching a freelance writing career. And as the old adage goes, “It’s not what you know, but who you know.” In other …

Employment

Amazon launches a free cloud-based screenwriting app

Amazon has unveiled Storywriter, a free cloud-based tool for writing movie and TV screenplays in standard format that’s suitable for users of all skill levels.<p>Storywriter includes a number of useful features such as automatically formatting your text while you type, auto-saving and …

Moleskine Unveils New Notebooks Designed for Productivity and Organization

Moleskine’s notebooks are some of your favorites, and today the company is taking the wraps off of “Moleskine Pro,” a reboot of the original with …

25 Books Guaranteed to Make You a Better Writer

Everyone has a story to tell. And pretty much everyone (at least everyone of a certain variety) has dreamed about writing that story down and sharing …

'I wanted to elevate journalism': Gay Talese, the writer who nailed Frank Sinatra

'Frank Sinatra Has a Cold’, Gay Talese’s 15,000-word study of the singer at the height of his fame, which was published in Esquire magazine in April 1966, is perhaps the most famous magazine story in American journalism, and there is some irony in the fact that Talese had no great desire to write …

Times Square

The Ultimate Guide To Getting Published In A Literary Magazine

Here's everything you need to know before submitting your work to the literary publication of your dreams.<p>In this essay, I will attempt to tell you everything I’ve learned about submitting and publishing in literary magazines. Here’s the first thing: When you publish a book of stories that were …

Writing

Stephen King short fiction competition: Send us your stories

<i>Oct. 2, 1850</i><p><i>DEAR BONES,</i><p><i>How good it was to step into the cold, draughty hall here at Chapelwaite, every bone in an ache from that abominable coach, in need of instant relief for my distended bladder – and to see a letter addressed in your own inimitable scrawl propped on the obscene little</i> …

Stephen King

40 must read books on storytelling, play & design

What are the best books for those interested in storytelling, play and design? While I was prepping for a course that I’m teaching this semester at …

22 Websites That Will Pay You to Write for Them

You'd like to get paid to write online, but many websites are looking for contributors with experience. If you don't have significant experience, …

Creative Writing

My Seven Principles for Journal Writing; What Are Yours? - National Journal Writing Month

Starting NaJoWriMo this year has caused me think more deeply about journal writing and how I use it personally. I thought about what I try to …

This One Simple Thing Can Make Your Life Much Better

Many people have written to me saying they love all the research on bettering themselves but need that first step on how to shoehorn it in to their …

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