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Weather or Not: When We Write

June 9, 2021

by Jenna Kalinsky. So much depends on the weather: how we plan our days, our moods, and whether we…

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In What Ways Is Writing a Novel Like Losing 55 Pounds? All of Them

May 22, 2021

Tired of not writing your novel? Want to get the junk out of your trunk? Stop torturing yourself by…

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Written on the Body: How to Sit, Stay Fit, and Create a Writing Space to Protect Your Body

May 2, 2021

Most of us writers take our ability to sit over our keyboards unencumbered as a given—until our comfort is…

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Why We Write

April 26, 2021

Writers write all for all kinds of reasons, but in the end, we write to give our ideas, expressions…

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Do You Need an MFA to Write a Novel?

April 19, 2021

  A long-held belief continues to pervade emerging writers’ thinking: if you want to become a writer, earning an…

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Can’t Stop Editing Your Novel While Writing? Try Handwriting.

April 12, 2021

by Jenna Kalinsky. What people have enjoyed in recent years from leaning more and more heavily on typing rather…

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Why Reading About Writing Craft Makes You a Better Writer

April 7, 2021

Not all works on writing craft are the same, but every one is valuable for what insights and opportunities…

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3 Questions to Ask Your Characters Before You Start Writing Them

March 15, 2021

  When you’re working in fiction and memoir, asking yourself 3 questions before you start writing your characters enables…

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Our Stories Keep Us Alive: Why Writers Must Write

March 12, 2021

Human beings are made up of stories. Our experiences, our bodies, and our daily actions are one great evolving…

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Why This Non-Profit Founder Wrote a Business Book for Writer Parents

March 1, 2021

Milda De Voe is the Founder and Executive Director of Pen Parentis, a non-profit organization for writers who are…

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