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The changing face of writing conferences in a pandemic

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, event staff face a difficult decision: cancel and hope for better luck next year or move online … Read More “The changing face of writing conferences in a pandemic”

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First-time authors discuss the challenges of publishing during a global pandemic … Read More “Publishing in a pandemic: Class of COVID-19”

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Your 10 biggest grammar woes, solved

A guide to commas, clauses, commonly mixed-up words, and more, with can’t-fail tricks to keep your writing clean … Read More “Your 10 biggest grammar woes, solved”

Writing Prompts

Writing prompt: In the bag

Stuck inside lately? Live vicariously through your character for a bit with this writing prompt: What’s on the list of things your character would … Read More “In the bag”

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You may not be able to force your muse to appear on command, but you can replicate the settings in which she most … Read More “Chasing the muse: What does your ideal writing space look like?”


2021 Spring Short Story Contest

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