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Our judge for the New Discovery Poetry Award found her winners on the basis of emotional intensity, originality and word play.
Advice from an all-star panel of writers
Hear what Judy Blume, Kate DiCamillo, David Elliott, Nikki Grimes and Anita Riggio have to say about getting and developing ideas and keeping butt in chair.
Seeing the world through the eyes of a child
Our writer memorably reminds us of what it is like to see the world through a child’s eyes—and why that is the mission of a children’s writer.
Memoir Writing 101
Honesty is vital in a memoir, and so is the skillful use of scenes, detail, dialogue and suspense.
8 tips for making the best of your off-desk time
The times when you’re forced to leave your writing desk for an extended period are a chance to feed your creativity. Here’s how.
Self-publishing: Plot your course for success
Build your odds of success by putting together a pre-publication marketing plan. Our writer tells you what should be in it.
Writing news and notes
Florida mystery writers get naked, a Google feature that helps freelancers—plus literary notes, execises, Dear Writer, and information on contests and conferences.
How an idea becomes a short story
How does a prize-winning short story develop from the mere germ of an idea? Here is one writer’s process.
Finding good material close to home
How a busy physician found publication by sticking close to his interests, background and region.
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