Don’t go slumming, suggests one writer to her fellow essayists … Read More “Where (not) to look for meaningful material”
Too hot to write? These prompts beg to differ … Read More “15 summer writing prompts to heat up your latest draft”
The three crucial storytelling elements every novel needs to succeed … Read More “Why story trumps plot”
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One man’s inspired quest to write a children’s book for his daughter – and the world – every day … Read More “Could you write a new children’s book every day for a year? This author can.”
The writer spins essays and poems by observing the world around him and questioning his relationship to it. He is delighted by what he sees … Read More “Ross Gay: Finding joy in the process”
Write a short story or poem from the perspective of a pair of shoes. What kind of shoes are they? What kind of life have … Read More “Writing prompt: These boots were made for talking”
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?”
A school teacher is packing up the classroom for summer vacation when a student walks into the room. The student reveals something that will change … Read More “Out for the summer: An end-of-the-school-year writing prompt”
Summer seems like the right time to write short. Show us your very best work in any genre, fiction or nonfiction. The catch? We’ll only accept works that are 1,000 words or less.
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