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Antiracist books & resources for writers

Take action and better educate yourself or your children about race and equality with this list of reading recommendations, virtual events, organizations, and Black-owned … Read More “Antiracist books & resources for writers”

A class on how to fall down

On the art of recovery in an industry rife with rejection … Read More “A class on how to fall down”

Spring-cleaning your fiction: How to tidy up a messy draft

Two surefire ways to ensure your manuscript is lean & clean before it meets an editor’s eye … Read More “Spring-cleaning your fiction: How to tidy up a messy draft”

How to foster more empathy in your memoir

A successful memoir hinges on empathy – for your characters, yes, but also for yourself. Here’s how to convey it in the page … Read More “How to foster more empathy in your memoir”

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”

Write a short story that begins with one of the following lines:   Though she wasn’t one for gossip, Mrs. Jamison knew exactly who … Read More “Fresh beginnings”

A black-and-white pencil illustration of a rolling snowball.

Ever heard of a snowball poem? It’s a constraint in which a poem starts with a one-letter word and each word after it … Read More “Poetry writing prompt: Snowball effect”


Summer Guide to Writing Contests

Inside this free guide, you’ll find dozens of contests for every genre, all with deadlines in spring and summer 2020. Download it today!