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December 2018

Anna Kahoe

Girls like me

By Anna Kahoe

It’s never too late to pursue your passion.


Writing ‘Modern Love’

By K. Nicole Whitaker

What I learned about craft from analyzing one year of the New York Times’ beloved essay column.

So, you wanna be a freelancer?

By Ryan G. Van Cleave

Here are the seven avoidable pitfalls you need to know.

There's no place like home

By Kerrie Flanagan

No one knows an area better than locals. So why aren’t you pitching travel articles about your state?

Spark, flicker, zap

By Jack Smith

Using catalysts to jump-start your fiction.

Master class

By Ashley Kunsa

Want to write better? Try teaching others to write.



Clean Copy

By M.T. Schwartzman

What it is, why it matters, and how to produce it.


‘Freelance Success’ 101

By Pete Croatto

New to writing for hire? Takes this hard-earned advice and run with it.



By Melissa Hart

Offering contests, themed submission calls, and reading services, this historic Canadian journal has something for everyone.


Port Townsend Writers’ Conference

By Melissa Hart

Craft and community combine at what event organizers call a “left-coast, Birkenstock-wearing version of Bread Loaf.”

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2019 Education Guide

How I Write

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