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#RutBusterBook: Putting words to paper

Join our copy editor on her journey to write a book in 2019 – and this month, she’s got a first draft on the table.

5 podcasts for writers you should subscribe to

Whether you need help with grammar, the publishing industry, or beating writer’s block, these top podcasts offer something for every writer … Read More “5 podcasts for writers you should subscribe to”

Safe haven: Writing cozy mysteries in a not-so-cozy world

For one mystery author, writing about fictional crime brings solace in a world filled with violence … Read More “Safe haven: Writing cozy mysteries in a not-so-cozy world”

Ranking rejection

All writers will receive rejection letters, but all “no’s” are not equal … Read More “Ranking rejection”

How to write (and sell) romance

Here’s everything you need to know about writing (and publishing) your own happily ever after … Read More “How to write (and sell) romance”

Writing Prompts

The big ten minutes - an egg timer showing ten minutes remaining

With so many distractions in everyday life, it’s easy to lose track of your goals – both the big ones and the small ones. Challenge … Read More “Give yourself a ten”

Write a poem, essay, or flash nonfiction piece about the first time someone in your family failed you … Read More “The sharpest of memories”

Black-and-white portrait of George Washington, one of America's founding fathers

Beat writer’s block and learn historical fun facts at the same time with these writing prompts inspired by our nation’s first five presidents … Read More “Presidential prompts about our Founding Fathers”

2019 Essay Contest

Write a 2,000-word essay about any aspect of the writing life. Any topic is fair game, so long as it pertains to some aspect of writing. 

Deadline: March 1st, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. EST