Looking at famous poems and really thinking about how the poem came about is one way to be mentored by other poets. Try one of these poetry prompts today!
Dialogue isnâ€™t the only tool fiction writers have, but itâ€™s the best one to reveal character, advance the plot, and inform readers. Find out why!
You want to be a childrenâ€™s poet? Great! Letâ€™s explore how poetry and publishing connect so you can realize your dream of becoming a published children’s poet.
Lost on the Prairie July 15, 2022
What makes a good childrenâ€™s poem? Jan Fields explores the essential elements of writing poetry for young kids including topics, imagery, musicality, and length.
Lynne Smith shares how to use familiar, relatable, and evocative details to convince readers that the people and places in your stories are as real as they are.
Contest: Sci-Fi First Pages | 4th Place
Rust of the Soul
July 8, 2022
Be a better writer by looking for new ways to stretch your writing skills including new things to try, new elements to learn, and new ideas to cultivate.
Come ‘N Git It! July 1, 2022
Want to become a better writer? Studying published writers help you see how they hook a reader, create interesting characters, and structure their stories.
Contest: Sci-Fi First Pages | 3rd Place
June 24, 2022
With the busy days of summer, writing prompts and exercises can keep your creative mind sharp when your actual time available for writing is limited.
La Châ€™ uupalo: The Conqueror June 17, 2022
Summer offers a chance to write something new and different to keep you active in your writing. Here are summer fresh possibilities for writing for children.
Summer is the perfect time to improve your writing. Susan Ludwig helps you identify problem writing areas and offers actionable tips to solve those issues.
Breaks from writing can unclog the creative pipes, but you must use them well. Get tips to avoid the summertime writing slump and keep your momentum going.
Summer offers writers new opportunities as schedules change. Today, Jan Fields provides four exercises for finding writing inspirationâ€”at any time of year!
Victoria Sherrow takes us through what readers are looking for in an effective endings in nonfiction and how we can give them what they want with style.
Something to consider as you finish your book is finding an ending that makes the best impression on the reader. Check out 3 ways to say The End.
Contest: Sci-Fi First Pages | 1st Place
May 20, 2022