Peggy Jensen

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Voltaire on How to Write Well and Stay True to Your Creative Vision

Centuries before Ezra Pound’s rules for how to write poetry and Edward Hirsch’s treatise on how to read it, French Enlightenment writer and philosopher <b>Voltaire</b> (November 21, 1694–May 30, 1778), who invented social networking, set down some invaluable advice on how to write verse in a letter to his …

How to Write: A Year in Advice from David Mitchell, Yiyun Li, and More

Highlights from 12 months of interviews with writers about their craft and the authors they love<p>2014 was the second year of “By Heart,” <i>The</i> <i>Atlantic</i>’s weekly series about writing, artistic influence, and the creative process. Though the series is based on a formula—artistic creators choose a favorite …

Top 3 Writing and Marketing Tips for Any Author

As we head into 2015, I thought I’d share some thoughts on writing and marketing books. Many authors tell me they just don’t have time to do both, …

The 50 Best First Sentences in Fiction

In a 2013 interview with Joe Fassler, horror fiction maestro Stephen King reflected on the magnitude of a novel’s introductory sentence. “An opening …

Five Awesome Nuggets of Writing Advice

When asked for writing advice, I continue to lean on these five pieces as my go-to answers. I didn’t make them up, and I’m not the source for these, …

Finding Your Writer’s Voice

February 23, 2015 | By Rowan Coleman | 6 Replies More<p>Rowan Coleman<p>A writer’s voice is a tricky thing. Every writer knows that they should have it, …

How To Make $225 An Hour Writing Poetry

Two guys and a girl/Crafting Haiku at events/Earning good money.<p>“Our mission is to write haiku for everyone on the whole entire planet,” says Lisa Markuson, the one woman in the poetry-writing trio The Haiku Guys.<p>This might seem a bit ambitious, but given how frequently Markuson and her cofounders, …

Motivation Tips that Actually Work: 6 Sure-Fire Ways To Get Writing and Keep Writing | WTD

Shares 425<p>A guest Post by Annabel Candy of Get in the Hotspot<p>Have you noticed how easy non-writers think writing is? When you’re a writer that can be …

Writers’ Groups & Writing Workshops

by Judith Heneghan<p><b>I’m an enthusiastic member of a local writers’ group.</b> Once a month we meet in the back room of a pub and lay out our offerings – …

Creative Writing

PEN World Voices festival: the 'Proustian orgasm' of memoir writing

“The only thing I thought I knew how to do was to use an image and then leap away from it,” the Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Tracy K Smith said on Thursday at a panel on memoir held as part of the PEN World Voices Festival, describing the challenge of shifting from poetry to prose. But in writing …

Books

BA in Liberal Studies

Introduction<p>Discover the power of your words, and turn your love of literature and writing into a meaningful profession. Examine and analyze great …

Creative Writing

Two female authors took part in the talk at the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair.

ABU DHABI // Female Arab novelists say that through writing they have liberated themselves and broken taboos, a talk at the Abu Dhabi International …

Every Story Has a Tipping Point (Plus, an Invitation)

by Joe BuntingGood stories are made up of moments: good moments, bad moments, but most of all, life changing moments.One of my favorite writing …

How to be a better writer

<b>Stay tuned for a couple of Storyfix announcements, presented following today’s content.</b><p>Most of the time, who makes it and who doesn’t is no …

Quotes for the Beautifully Broken.

<i>“She had a little rebel in her. A little chaos and a little gentleness. She didn’t say much and sometimes she would doze off. She would drift away,</i> …

National Poetry Month Ends and the Great Work Begins

It's not National Poetry Month without a columnist penning a piece declaring that poetry is dead.<p>The predictable appearance of these articles is almost comical. The press has been picking on American poetry for at least 125 years, and the arguments are always the same: no one buys poetry, no one …

New Literary Agent Alert: Penny Moore of Empire Literary

<i>Reminder: New literary agents (with this spotlight featuring Penny Moore of Empire Literary) are golden opportunities for new writers because each</i> …

No Nonsense Grammar

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Grammar

No Wasted Ink Writer’s Links

As I wander through the dark reaches of the internet, articles about improving writing are always leaping to my attention. This week, I have selected …

When to "show" and when to "tell" in your fiction ⋆ Tiffany Writing

Don’t you love it when you get feedback on your fiction that you are doing too much “telling” and not enough “showing”?<p>When we think about how to …

Turn mac and cheese into chicken soup you'll want to eat all year

Mac and cheese is a top-ranking comfort food, and so is chicken soup, right? Combine both, and you've got a delicious kind of comfort food for the …

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7-Layer Pasta Salad

50 Inspirational Quotes to Motivate You

<b>By Dr. Travis Bradberry</b><p>Great quotes can be inspirational and motivational. Here are 50 of the best inspirational quotes to motivate you:<p>Nothing is …

15 Easy Ways to Boost Your Writing Productivity

Sometimes time and energy seems inversely proportional to the work done. We all have experienced it – unfinished projects pile up while your …

Productivity