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Writing Fiction: A Sample Roadmap To Learn Your Craft

The road to real success in fiction runs through mastering your craft.<p>This was the first thing I discovered when I started to research …

Writing

Why I love writing: my 25 reasons

Why I love writing: my 25 reasons<p>https://www.articulatemarketing.com/blog/why-i-love-writing<p>article

Build your story on Promises

Stories are built on promises — Steven James<p>Stories are built on promises — Steven James<p>According to Steven James, there are a few ways writers tend …

Writing

10 Facts About Edgar Allan Poe That Will Completely Change How You Feel About The Mystery Writer

January 19, 2018 marks mystery and horror writer Edgar Allan Poe's 209th birthday. The poet and writer died when he was just 40 years old, but he …

Literature

(Re)using Found Forms: The Hermit Crab Essay, by Randon Billings Noble

From the front a hermit crab looks like a hand, a red-fingered fist, curling out of a shell.<p>This seems an appropriate metaphor for a hermit crab …

Nous

Introduction to Found Poetry

Reading and Writing Blackouts, Erasures, and Other Literary Remixes<p>Poetry is everywhere, and it hides in plain view. Everyday writing like catalogs …

Poetry

Suffering from writer's block? A simple cup of tea gets the creative juices going, scientists say

A simple cup of tea sparks an instant burst of brainpower and creativity, according to a new study - within minutes of drinking a brew.<p>Volunteers in the study almost immediately scored better results in creative and cognition tests than those who had drunk a glass of water, researchers found.<p>The …

Creativity

What Shakespeare’s English Sounded Like, and How We Know It

A common joke has Americans overawed by people with British accents. It’s funny because it’s partly true; Yanks can grant undue authority to people …

Language

17 Great Authors Who Wrote While Standing

“<i>At the first symptoms of indigestion, book-keepers, entry-clerks, authors, and editors should get a telescope-desk. Literary occupations need not</i> …

Authors

The Story Behind the Poem on the Statue of Liberty

Emma Lazarus’s Petrarchan sonnet is an awkward vehicle for defenses of American greatness—perhaps because so many of those who quote it miss its true meaning.<p>The words of Emma Lazarus’s famous 1883 sonnet, “The New Colossus,” have seemed more visible since Donald Trump’s election. They can be found …

Poetry

How to Promote Your Book: 5 Strategies You Need to Try - Self-Publishing School Blog

Do you have dreams of becoming a best-selling author, but feel like you know way too little about promoting a book? We get that it is not an easy …

Publishing

How Marketing, PR, Social Media, and SEO Are All Parts of Your 2018 Book Marketing Strategy

By Ross RojekRecently, an author we’re working with wanted to know how we could help him sell more books, but didn’t want to do anything with social …

SEO

100 Best Writing Websites: 2018 Edition

The world offers a lot of ways to become a writer.<p>You can go to school for journalism or creative writing, get a Ph.D. and publish in journals, start …

Writing

How 13 designers reimagined 2017’s best selling book covers

2017. It’s been a whirlwind of a year but one thing has been consistently true: the literary world is absolutely killing it. While we might not <i>judge</i> …

Books

Photo Of The Day By Bill Marson

Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Winter Wonder” by Bill Marson. Location: Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona.<p>“A warm sunrise on a cold winter's day as …

National Parks

What Writers Think about How to START Writing

*This post may contain affiliate links. I only recommend products I know and trust. For more information see my disclosure page.<p>So many aspiring …

Writing

4 Simple Steps To A Great Writing Habit In 2018

A new year is here. A chance for new beginnings. A chance for all of us to start again, and get moving on those projects or goals we’ve always wanted …

Authors

Best of the Best: Free Resources to Power Up Your Writing

<b>It doesn’t take many visits to see that providing writers with what they need to succeed is pretty serious business around here.</b><p>And because the ‘ol …

Writing

Conquer Procrastination: How to Appreciate Your Writing Time

If you are avoiding writing, if you tell yourself you don’t have enough time, try the following: Write a short description of what is waiting for you …

Books

Submissions Open for Graywolf Nonfiction Prize

Submissions are open for the 2018 Graywolf Press Nonfiction Prize, given biennially for a nonfiction manuscript-in-progress by a writer not yet …

Creative Writing

A Review of Lia Purpura’s Scream: or Never Minding | Brevity: A Journal of Concise Literary Nonfiction

In the midst of the recent #MeToo campaign, I turned to Facebook to ask the women in my life a question that burns in my bones every time another …

Books

200+ Short Story Ideas… And How to Come Up With Your Own!

How to come up with short story ideas<p>We get it: writing prompts are an excellent resource, but you want to know how to come up with your own story …

Writing

Flash Fiction Writing Prompt: Salt Flats

Use the photograph above as the inspiration for your flash fiction story. Write whatever comes to mind (<i>no sexual, political, or religious</i> stories, …

Writing

Teaching Creative Writing with High School Students

This past semester, I was tasked with teaching creative writing for the first time. Before I dive into the second semester, I want to reflect on my …

Education

5 Tips on Writing Multiple Points of View While Keeping the Reader in Suspense

[Can you impress us in 1500 words or less? Enter the Short Short Story Competition today! Deadline January 15, 2018]<p>Image from Getty<p><b>by T.R. Ragan</b><p>I …

Writing

4 Ways to Develop a Unique Writing Voice

Are you a writer?<p>Do you find there are times when you come to write and only get as far as a few pages in, read it back and don’t know how to carry …

Writing

Writing to Tell Your Story: Making It Personal

By Holley Oxley<p>In sixth grade, I sat in the classroom, reading the genetics chapter in my science textbook, and in looking at the sex-linked …

Teaching

Poet wins posthumous Costa award for collection written as she was dying

Helen Dunmore was an intensely private person, but when she diagnosed with terminal cancer her poems began to "write themselves" and they put her experience of dying at the centre of her work.<p>It created an honesty that her family believe contributed to the fact she has posthumously won the Costa …

Books

Buy a cat, stay up late, don't drink: top 10 writers’ tips on writing

Made a New Year resolution to start writing that novel? Take some writing tips from Leo Tolstoy, Muriel Spark, John Steinbeck and other famous authors<p>Over the past year, Helen Gordon and I have been putting together Being a Writer, a collection of musings, tips and essays from some of our favourite …

Authors