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The art of not writing

The art of not writing is a key tool for writers. Here’s how and when to use it … Read More “The art of not writing”

2021 Fall Book Preview: Fiction

It’s a big season for new fiction.

The definitive guide to “show, don’t tell”

‘Show, don’t tell’ is great advice…in theory. In practice, it’s not that simple. We asked six acclaimed authors for their best advice … Read More “The definitive guide to “show, don’t tell””

How writers can cope with a long, dark winter spent indoors

Need a winter reset? Here are tips for looking after your mental health, filling your creative stores, and passing the many hours until spring arrives … Read More “How writers can cope with a long, dark winter spent indoors”

On finding confidence as a new writer

In what other endeavor in life are we so preoccupied with whether something is “good” right out of the gate … Read More “On finding confidence as a new writer”

What an apple tree taught me about editing

“Editing is just like pruning – every sentence functions like a limb … Read More “What an apple tree taught me about editing”

Writing Prompts

Zombie christmas

  Write about a very merry Christmas celebration…for a community of the undead.   &nbsp … Read More “A very merry zombie Christmas”

Christmas list writing prompt

  What’s the number-one thing your character wants this Christmas? What will he or she do if it doesn’t happen … Read More “Your character’s Christmas list”

Christmas writing prompt

If you could go back and relive one particular Christmas or Hanukkah, which would it be? Why? Would you do anything differently this time around … Read More “Holiday writing prompt: A second helping”


Winter Guide to Writing Contests

Inside, you’ll find dozens of contests for every genre and writer.