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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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.
Serial fiction presents unique challenges and opportunities for a fiction writer. LW Lindquist looks at the process like trying to outrun a gravel truck.
Some writers are trying to figure out why their writing lives or writing projects feel stuck or sluggish. They need to find and follow the energy.
Charity Singleton Craig applies the tidying principles of the KonMari organization method to your writing. Will it change your life?
Ann Kroeker, Writing Coach, recommends you begin with three sentences to get a project in motion, because a few sentences can become a paragraph, a few paragraphs can become a chapter. And a few chapters can become a book.
Ann Kroeker, Writing Coach, encourages you to keep at your writing, even when you feel intimidated by the Greats and see a gap between your skill level and theirs. As you fill the gap, you’ll learn to write.
Research shows a connection between what we do with our hands and brain function. Here’s how to make your hands a top tool in your Poets & Writers Toolkit.