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A Few Favorite Journal Writing Tools and Resources

This post contains affiliate links that earn commissions for this website from qualifying purchases.  We usually understand a journal to be a place for writing about ourselves, but journals can be used for plenty of other purposes, many of which are especially useful to writers. I’ve had my share of adventures in journal writing. As…Read More

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Screenplay by Syd Field

This post contains affiliate links that earn commissions for this website from qualifying purchases.  Studying the craft of writing from a variety of angles will benefit any writer. If you write short stories, you’ll learn something from studying a little poetry. If you write poetry, you can learn something useful from playwrights. And if you’re…Read More

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Writing Resources: The Elements of Style

This post contains affiliate links that earn commissions for this website from qualifying purchases.  Writing resources are easy to come by. But good writing resources, ones that will truly help you improve your writing, can be difficult to scout out among the many books on writing that are available. Originally published in 1959, The Elements…Read More

Writing Resources: Telling True Stories

Writing Resources: Telling True Stories

This post contains affiliate links that earn commissions for this website from qualifying purchases.  Human beings are built for story. Story is how we perceive the world around us and how we understand ourselves and other people. Through story, we learn and make connections. We use stories to map the future and study the past….Read More

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Style Guides: Essential Writing Resources for Professionals

This post contains affiliate links that earn commissions for this website from qualifying purchases.  When we’re writing, we run into a lot of technical issues. Where do the quotation marks go? When is it correct to use a comma? How should titles be formatted? Some of these questions are answered by the rules of grammar,…Read More

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Writing Resources: Natalie Goldberg’s Writing Down the Bones

This post contains affiliate links that earn commissions for this website from qualifying purchases.  “I used to think freedom meant doing whatever you want. It means knowing who you are, what you are supposed to be doing on this earth, and then simply doing it.” — Natalie Goldberg, Writing Down the Bones Ah, words of…Read More

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Writing Resources for Naming Your Characters

This post contains affiliate links that earn commissions for this website from qualifying purchases.  Have you ever read one of those epic fantasy novels in which the magical characters can gain total control over any living being simply by discovering their real and true name? I’ve read about ten of those novels. What do you…Read More

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Writing Resources: The Chicago Manual of Style

This post contains affiliate links that earn commissions for this website from qualifying purchases. The Chicago Manual of Style is the most widely used resource for American English style, grammar, and punctuation. If you’re working on any kind of writing project and need a solid reference that provides answers for how to consistently apply style…Read More

The Reviews Are In: 1200 Creative Writing Prompts

This post contains affiliate links that earn commissions for this website from qualifying purchases.  When I wrote 1200 Creative Writing Prompts, my goal was to provide writers with a treasure trove of inspiration and ideas for writing fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction. Writers often struggle with writer’s block or lack motivation. I wanted to fire up…Read More

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Writing Resources: The Crafty Poet

This post contains affiliate links that earn commissions for this website from qualifying purchases.  One of my favorite classes in college was a poetry workshop. Sometimes we did poetry prompts or exercises. Occasionally we read and analyzed poetry. But mostly we shared our poems and received feedback that would help us see the strengths and…Read More

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