Many of us are lucky to have people around us who understand or at least support our writing habits and dreams. But even with the…View More Why Does Writing Matter? Why You Should Write When You Worry it Doesn’t
In our new series of videograms, poets read and discuss the poems getting them through these strange times—broadcasting straight from their couches to yours. These…View More Poets on Couches: Mark Wunderlich
We’re writers, and as writers, we’re told we need to keep writing no matter what. Write every day. Write through the hard times. Write during…View More Can’t Write During Coronavirus? These 4 Tips Will Help
As writers, we are artists. We create through inspiration—a spark brought to fruition through discipline, hard work, and practice. And we draw inspiration from everywhere…View More 5 Writing Lessons I Learned From The Voice
Anna Kavan. Anna Kavan’s short story “Ice Storm” begins in winter, with the narrator leaving Grand Central Terminal to visit friends in Connecticut, to clear…View More Staff Picks: Menace, Machines, and Muhammad Ali
Ever wonder how to come up with story ideas? Ask any writer and invariably they will tell you “life.” A writer’s greatest source of ideas…View More Merry Goodman on Using Real-Life Experiences to Come Up With Story Ideas
If you want to get published, you need to be aware that major New York publishers are looking for a specific word count, depending on your…View More Word Count: How Many Words In a Novel?
How long does it take to write a book? Writing the first draft of a book is a grueling, intimidating process. But it doesn’t have…View More How Long Does it Take to Write a Book?
Speaking is part of being human. The idea of being able to communicate is essential to our day-to-day life. If we’re so good at communicating,…View More Evelyn Puerto on How to Write Great Dialogue in a Story
The point of writing, for most people, is to share that writing with the world. The problem is getting your writing into the hands of…View More Gayle Woodson on Why Hybrid Publishing Might Be Right For You