Word Tools Journal

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Poets & Writers Toolkit: Five Invaluable Word Tools for Poets

11 Comments 25 February 2015

Stuck on a word? There is hope for your writing project with the perfect dictionary to fit your precise need. Sara Barkat has 5 word tools for poets.

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Congratulations and Writing Opportunity: Makes You Mom

10 Comments 26 January 2015

A new website that could be a writing opportunity. You have a mom, right? There might be something you could write at Makes You Mom.

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On Being a Writer Workshop

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On Being a Writer Workshop

32 Comments 12 January 2015

A writing workshop that will help you develop a satisfying, lasting writing life. Learn from two great editors who've developed successful long-term careers.

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On Being a Writer by Kroeker and Craig

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Top 10 Quotes from ‘On Being a Writer’!

15 Comments 30 October 2014

Ten great quotes from the new (surprise!) release from T.S. Poetry Press: "On Being a Writer by Ann Kroeker and Charity Singleton Craig.

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Memoir Notebook: Voices (or, How to Write Spiritual Memoir)

5 Comments 10 October 2014

Heed the voices, says Wm. Anthony Connolly, for they are the memoirist’s own rising from the soul.

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Revamping The Raven—and Other Writing Mischief

23 Comments 08 May 2014

What does it mean to have a well-rounded writing approach? It might require a dog, a cup of tea, and Poe's "The Raven."

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How to Write a Poem Sundial

Bird Poems, Blog, English Teaching Resources, How to Write a Poem, Mischief Café Ideas, Nature Poems, Poem Stacks, poetry teaching resources, writer's group resources

How to Write a Poem: Jealous Poem Stacks

43 Comments 01 May 2014

English Teaching Resources: Poem stacks are good for starting something. Good for jealous days.

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National Poetry Month Poetry Dare: Wisława Szymborska’s “Vocabulary”

37 Comments 02 April 2014

Join us for Week #1 of our National Poetry Month Poetry Dare. We're looking at "Vocabulary" and "An Effort" by Wisława Szymborska. What did you read?

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Fiction Workshop: The Art of Storytelling

5 Comments 31 March 2014

A fiction workshop you won't forget, with leader Gloria Kempton. Kempton has worked with over 10,000 writers to get them to the next level!

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How to Read a Poem: The Book

7 Comments 20 February 2014

For the reader new to poetry, Runyan's guide will open your senses to the combined craft and magic known as "poems". For the well versed, if you will, the book might make you fall in love again.

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Poets and Writers Toolkit: Big Idea Creativity

5 Comments 02 December 2013

Our creativity book is filled with stories, illustrations, and activities. And helpful organizing principles like How to Break Down a Large Creative Idea.

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How to Powerfully Build Your Platform

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Writing Workshops: How to Powerfully Build Your Author Platform

16 Comments 30 November 2013

Why do you need an author platform? Maybe you want to get an agent, sell a book proposal, or promote a book—self-published or with a traditional publisher.

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Spin: Creativity Book Giveaway!

2 Comments 12 November 2013

Get a signed copy of our newest creativity book. It will spark your imagination and creativity!

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Simple Tips on Finding and Working With a Book Publicist

22 Comments 07 November 2013

Finding and working with a publicist is made simple with these tips from publishing expert Jane Friedman.

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Ghazal Poetry Gazelles

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Ghazal Poetry: Do the Twist Prompt

6 Comments 14 October 2013

Ghazal poetry sometimes asks the big questions. Who am I? Why am I here? And, for that matter, why are you?

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Fiction Jumpstart Workshop Fall 2013

4 Comments 09 October 2013

Dream of writing the breakout novel? You need to start somewhere. Begin today, with our Fiction Workshop taught by bestselling author Anthony Connolly.

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Tattoo poetry

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Tattoo Poetry: Ode on a Grecian Urn Prompt

5 Comments 23 September 2013

Tattoo poetry is permanent poetry—captured by the body that bears it. There's a sense in which it is locked in time and form, much the way the painted Greek lovers were perpetually locked to the vase in "Ode on a Grecian Urn."

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Tattoo Poetry

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Tattoo Poetry: Inked with an Author Prompt

3 Comments 09 September 2013

Get inked with your author; give us a poem that tells the tale.

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Tattoo Songs Poetry

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Best Tattoo Songs: Plus, Poetry

15 Comments 02 September 2013

To kick off this month's new Tattoo poetry theme, we gathered a list of the best tattoo songs we could find.

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Bottle Poetry

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Bottled & Canned: A Keeping Poetry Prompt

14 Comments 19 August 2013

Have you ever found a bottle worth keeping? Have you ever collected a whole colorful line? Put it in poetry.

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