Create layers and depth in your writing by trying the technique of adumbration, which occurs at the intersection of foreshadowing and symbolism. Charity Singleton Craig explains how.
“The Art of the Essay” by Charity Singleton Craig is not only for nonfiction writers; novelists and poets can benefit from it as well.
“The Art of the Essay” by Charity Singleton Craig is written to writers by a writer who loves what she does and wants other writers to love (and be better at) what they do.
Journalist and author Megan Willome has two tips for great interviews. (Make that three tips.)
Join author Callie Feyen as she shares how editor L.L. Barkat helped her pay attention to her anger using the Jealous Poem Stacks model.
“I will write about feeling the pressure of cabbage, as a way to discuss writer’s block. It will be poetic and meandering. I’m thinking you’ll like it.” Join us for this exploration of whether (and how) you should write an article query.
Charlotte Donlon explores use of the second person narrative voice through the work of Claudia Rankine— and helps writers discover something surprising that’s within their power to do.
Bethany Rohde shares 8 ways that writers can encourage one another—from dealing with ideas that feel question-marky to fending off the censor bullies—served up with warm wit and warm cookies.
In the latest Read Like a Writer column, Charlotte Donlon explores the use of personification technique to bring words to life.
Charlotte Donlon invites us to “read like a writer,” discovering both a rich past and an immediate present in the present tense writing of Mary Oliver’s “Upstream.”
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After reading a good story, you can follow these three easy steps to turn your story questions into writing prompts. See 5 sample prompts based on the fairy tale ‘The Golden Dress,’ to help you on your writing way!
Charity Singleton Craig has tips to help you conquer your smart phone habits to take care of your writing and your brain.
Got the summer writing blues? Charity Singleton Craig shares 3 tips inspired by Hoosier author Booth Tarkington to improve your writing this summer.
Can being distracted make you a better writer? Charity Singleton Craig explores the ways we can use our distractions to fuel creativity and even improve our writing.
Teacher and writer Callie Feyen has been there—not knowing how to resolve a story, not knowing what to write and how. Her advice is to get some Play-Doh.
You can read without writing, but good writing calls for reading. Charity Singleton Craig has three great ways reading will make you a better writer.
Learn the surprising continuity of thought that links Barkat’s life as an author to her life as a publisher. The thoughts were, and still are, for you.
“I Am From” helps you know yourself better, and the better you know yourself, the more you are equipped to say what you alone can say, in a voice that’s uniquely yours.