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by Laura Preble • 24 comments
Describe yourself in six words? Try.
As my senior students approach the end of their high school tenure, another teacher in my department proposed an idea she had seen at another school. It was to have the students create six-word mem...
by Nina Munteanu • 12 comments
Create memorable settings using time, place and circumstance
Setting grounds your writing in the reality of place and depicts the theme of your story through powerful metaphor. Without setting, characters are simply there, in a vacuum, with no reason to act and...
by Dan Tricarico • 24 comments
During his tenure as Elton John's songwriting partner, Bernie Taupin staked an indisputable claim as one of rock's most literate lyricists.
When you tire of heavy metal anarchists screaming their incoherent cliches and country singers crooning their saccharin platitudes and angry rappers rhyming their often misogynistic couplets, take a l...
by Laura Preble • 6 comments
Looking for the detail in your characters can lead to great discoveries.
Over the weekend, I had the privilege of running a workshop for San Diego Writer’s Ink, an author collective. Whenever I get to spend a few uninterrupted hours with other writers, I feel like I’m on...
by Nina Munteanu • 17 comments
Writers often witness an evolution in rejection letters as they learn more about their craft and about their markets.
Enduring and surviving rejection is part of every writer’s successful career. Rejection letters can be part of a writer’s toolkit to success. This comes from objectively perceiving them as opportuniti...
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