Matthew Shand

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What Are the Top Grammar and Writing Errors of 2017?

Lay or lie? It's a verb choice that many adults get wrong in their own speech and writing. And so do U.S. students nationwide, according to a recent …

Win up to $500 for writing a poem or short story!

The Dream Quest One Poetry & Writing Contest is open to anyone who enjoys expressing innermost thoughts and feelings into the beautiful literary art …

Creative Writing

QUARTERLY CREATIVE NONFICTION ESSAY CONTEST

This is not a reading fee. Entry fees are used to award our winners as well as administrative costs.<p><b>We are limiting the number of entries to a</b> …

5 common linguistic missteps

Words can be misused in a variety of ways, as illustrated in the following examples, each followed by an explanatory discussion and a revision.<p><b>1. A</b> …

How to write purposefully

https://unsplash.com/photos/mk7D-4UCfmgThey say: grab them with a hook <i>early</i>. Get them with that first sentence, then reel them in. Build momentum …

David Foster Wallace

How To Write A Children's Book In 9 Easy Steps - Complete Guide for 2018

Have you ever wondered how to write a children’s book, and if you have what it takes to create one?<p>For me, it’s this smile. That’s my reason for …

Writing

A Writing Strategy That Works For Every Student, Every Time

A Writing Strategy That Works For Every Student, Every Time by Terry Heick Writing is difficult to teach, if for no other reason than it is also …

Teaching

3 New Agents Seeking Literary and Commercial Fiction, Memoir, Nonfiction and Kidlit

Here are three new agents actively seeking clients. Julia Livshin (independent agent) is primarily interested in literary fiction and quality …

Best advanced features in Scrivener for Mac

Once you've mastered Scrivener's basics, up your game with some of its more esoteric features.<p>True, Scrivener's designed to stay out of your way when …

Ignore your inner critic

<b>The 2018 CBC Nonfiction Prize is open for submissions. Send us your original, unpublished work for a chance to win $6,000 from the Canada Council for</b> …

Basics to better writing: get outside

I thought I’d start a mini-series titled <i>‘basics to better writing.’</i><p>You’d have heard it all before (especially if you’re an avid reader of The Writing …

Tufts Poetry Award Finalists, Reading Habits in the Tech Age, and More

Every day <i>Poets & Writers Magazine</i> scans the headlines—from publishing reports to academic announcements to literary dispatches—for all the news that …

How to compile your manuscript in Scrivener for Mac

Here's how to get your story, novel, screenplay, or research paper in the right shape to share with others.<p>You've counted words, checked spelling and …

How to Tackle Writer’s Block

How I conquered a dry spell and revived my inspiration.Source: UnsplashWriting is weird. There’s an ever-changing magnetism about it — a push and …

Creative Writing