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Parallel work: What to do when the words won’t come

You can’t write all day, every day. Here are 11 activities to help you shake things up without losing any momentum … Read More “Parallel work: What to do when the words won’t come”

How many of these Pulitzer-winning novels have you read?

In honor of the Pulitzer Prize announcements later today, here the books who took home top honors over the last 10 years. Have you read … Read More “How many of these Pulitzer-winning novels have you read?”

A Path to Professionalizing II: My Process

In his latest installment, Benjamin Buchholz shares his tried-and-true tips for battling the blank page … Read More “A Path to Professionalizing II: My Process”

Three ways to sustain your writing career with minimalism.

Accomplished and best-selling authors provide tips for writers to improve their careers by not doing it all … Read More “Three ways to sustain your writing career with minimalism.”

5 of the best novels coming out in spring 2019

Wondering what to read now that spring’s officially in the air? Here’s your answer … Read More “5 of the best novels coming out in spring 2019”

Writing Prompts

April National Poetry month writing prompt

Spring is the perfect time to write poetry, don’t you think … Read More “Poetry writing prompts for National Poetry Month”

Choose one of these bits of overheard dialogue as a jumping-off point for a short story:
• “What was the point of all that?”
• “You … Read More “Eavesdropping”

Write three pages of dialogue with two goals in mind: Make every word count, and don’t bore the reader! Now, take one line from … Read More “Talking points”

2019 spring short story contest

Submit your best fictional story in 2,000 words or less for your chance to win $1,000 & publication in our magazine.