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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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An Investment That Pays Off: A Business Owner’s Experience Writing Her First Business Book

February 10, 2021

If you’ve said to yourself, I’d write my business book if only I had more time, more energy, or…

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On Creating Mixed-Race, Fashion-Forward, and Full-of-Adolescent-Angst Characters: the Importance of Seeing Ourselves in YA Novels

February 5, 2021

by Carrie Rosten. When Random House published my YA novel Chloe Leiberman (Sometimes Wong) in 2005, mixed-race characters didn’t…

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