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My Father the Greatest of All Time

He really wanted me and my sister to be good little Muslim girls. But I knew at an early age I did not want to follow that path.<p>My father, Muhammad …

Boxing

This Simple Move Can Give You $1 Million More for Retirement

Especially if you start early in your career, small boosts can have a big impact.<p>Saving money for retirement can feel overwhelming — it’s such a big …

Retirement

The Dangers of Distracted Parenting

When it comes to children’s development, parents should worry less about kids’ screen time—and more about their own.<p>Smartphones have by now been implicated in so many crummy outcomes—car fatalities, sleep disturbances, empathy loss, relationship problems, failure to notice a clown on a …

Parenting

New Hope 6th Grader Writing 1st Poetry Book

Using IndieGoGo, a popular crowdfunding website, Matilda Bray has already raised $2,500 with 10% going to Children's Literacy Initiative.<p>New Hope …

Creative Writing

Today’s Western Writers on Louis L’Amour’s Influence - Cowboys and Indians Magazine

C.J. Box, Craig Johnson, Jeff Guinn, and Joe R. Lansdale describe the impact Louis L’Amour had on their work and the western genre.<p>At the time of …

Creative Writing

The Quickwrite Handbook

Download a Sample Share This Resource<p>100 Mentor Texts to Jumpstart Your Students’ Thinking and Writing<p>By Linda Rief, Oyster River Middle School, New …

Teaching

6 Ways to Beat Writer’s Block

Too many academic writers come to believe the lie they tell themselves — that their work is not good enough.

Writer's Block

Thursday Thoughts: 5 Lies Writers Believe That Are Holding Them Back

Here's the latest from Jami Gold, Paranormal Author :As I mentioned last week, my current burnout level means that I’m trying to reduce the amount of …

Creative Writing

9 Ideas For Short Story Endings: How To Get From Here To There | Writer’s Relief

Submit To Our Review Board <br>Now accepting short stories, essays, poetry, and books!DEADLINE: June 21th, 2018Sometimes, writing a short story can be …

Creative Writing

How to Use Free Online Tools to Write Better Content

It’s all well and good scanning blog post after blog post in search of content writing tips, but sometimes you want instant, actionable tactics you …

Creative Writing

The Best Books on Writing, According to Novelists, Poets, and Writing Professors

An introduction to the writer’s library.<p><i>Welcome to</i> <i>Reading Lists</i><i>, comprehensive book guides from the Strategist designed to make you an expert (or at</i> …

Writing

Raise the Stakes and Make Things As Bad As They Can Possibly Get in Your Story

Your characters will thank you.“You have no idea what you’re doing, do you?”Looking over my shoulder, the protagonist of my story read what I’d just …

Creative Writing

The Most Important Tip On How To Improve As A Writer

What is the magical formula for improving as a Writer? What is the secret? In a world where so much information gets thrown at you constantly…<p>All you …

Self-improvement

On Writing (It Was All a Dream) - Esquire Classic

<i>Carson McCullers, 1955.</i><p>Here’s Carson McCullers, author of <i>Heart is the Lonely Hunter</i>, with some thoughts about writing:<p>The dimensions of a work of art are seldom realized by the author until the work is accomplished. It is like a flowering dream. Ideas grow, budding silently, and there are a …

Literature

Intelligent Screenplay Development

<i>This article originally appeared in our Fall, 1995 print edition.</i><p>Development is a dirty word in the film business. To screenwriters in Hollywood, it …

The Quest for the Enchanted Writing Tip

Many writers spend their whole careers chasing that enchanted writing tip that will make them extraordinary, and there’s certainly no shortage of …

Creative Writing

Six REAL Purposes For Kids to Write This Summer and Beyond

We do all we can to keep kids writing over summer. But are we assigning tasks and busywork, or actually enriching their writerly lives? I've created …

Creative Writing

500 Ways To Be A Better Writer

Overview<p>500 Ways To Be A Better Writer by Chuck Wendig<p>“If it weren't for Chuck Wendig's advice, I'd have fallen off the writing map long ago.” -- …

Writing

Writing Question: Conflict

<i>Ciao</i>, SEers. Seems my time for a Friday post has rolled around again. This is the week of the month where we pose a question for discussion.<p>I’m going …

Creative Writing

You call that good?

Writing to be good<p>“Nobody wants a house in Osaka,’ he said, and it was strange to hear him switch suddenly to foreign pronunciation in the middle of …

Creative Writing

Top 5 Writing Skills Every Professional Writer Should Have

In this digital era, every digital marketer should own incredible content writing skills. It is the one necessary skill which can help you succeed in …

Creative Writing

16 Publishers Accepting Dark Fiction and Horror — No Agent Required

Here are sixteen publishers accepting dark fiction, horror, urban fantasy, military horror, and anything that goes bump in the night — including …

Creative Writing

Austin author, ‘Doctor Strange’ screenwriter puts his short story skills to test

Many short story collections bring together previously published work, assembling in one place pieces that an author’s fans might struggle to find in …

Creative Writing

How to Change Your Writing and Gain Genuine Followers

If people asked, I always said, I am a fiction writer.<p>I started on Medium in March 2018. Up until last month, I had only written non-fiction articles.<p>…

Creative Writing

Brevity, clarity, simplicity are key features of accomplished writing.

Brevity, clarity, simplicity in Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid<p>If <b>brevity, clarity, simplicity</b> are important in specialist writing, they are …

Creative Writing

Write It Anyway

You are a writer, an artist, a creator. You want your work to inspire. You want to know someone is affected by it. You’re happy to keep a creation to …

Creative Writing

Writing for Magazines: How to Land a Magazine Assignment

<b>Kerrie Flanagan, author of the brand-new, comprehensive Guide to Magazine Article Writing, shares her best tips for writing for magazines. To learn</b> …

Creative Writing

Punctuation Marks: Quotation Marks for Fiction Writers

How to use quotation marks.The placement of <b>quotation marks</b> perplexes a lot of people. Do they go inside or outside of other punctuation marks, like …

Writing

10 Writing Tips

June 11, 2018 | By Sharon Thompson | Reply More<p>I say, ‘Me? Oh, I write anything.’<p>It’s true. If I am writing, I am happy. If people like what I have …

Writing

Writing in the In-Between

Writers squeeze writing in between their full-time work, even if they don’t talk about it. Journalist and TV anchor Jake Tapper did just that in …

Creative Writing