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Move your career forward in minutes a day with these 10 steps

For working writers, time is of the essence. These 10 tips can help you further your career in just 15 minutes a day … Read More “Move your career forward in minutes a day with these 10 steps”

Top gifts for writers inspired by classic children’s books

Whether you write for young readers or you’re just young at heart, these products inspired by classic kidlit authors are sure to please your … Read More “Top gifts for writers inspired by classic children’s books”

Raise a glass to better writing habits in 2019

Forget the kale and treadmills: This year, focus on making your writing as healthy as possible … Read More “Raise a glass to better writing habits in 2019”

How to make your book cover design stand out on the shelf

In an overcrowded publishing marketplace, your book cover is crucial to its success. Here’s what you need to know … Read More “How to make your book cover design stand out on the shelf”

Craft Book Spotlight: The Jottery

This prompt-packed book is sure to banish even the worst case of writer’s block … Read More “Craft Book Spotlight: The Jottery”

Writing Prompts

Write an eight-line poem or flash piece using the following constraints:  The first and last lines should use only one-syllable words.
The second … Read More “Eight lines, staggering syllables”

New Year's Resolutions: A January writing prompt

Make a list of 10 New Year’s Resolutions for each character in your novel. What do they hope to achieve this year? What have … Read More “January writing prompt: Resolute”

resolutions for writers

Gearing up to pen your 2019 writing resolutions? Here’s a quick tip: Focus on concrete goals (I will write for X minutes on Monday … Read More “New Year’s resolutions for writers”

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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