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Techniques to Build Your Characters

Characters are the heart of any story. Most readers read because they’re invested in the characters. They want to see how a character...

Getting Ready for National Novel Writing Month

This week is the last of October, which means National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is just around the corner. NaNoWriMo is an event...

Types of Writing Prompts

If you’re interested in launching a writing club, setting up an Instagram writing account, or simply motivating your friends to write,...

Balancing Subplots

Without a plot, a story doesn’t exist. But with only one plot, a good story rarely exists. That’s why subplots exist. This week’s post is...

General Literary Magazines: A List

Last week’s post was about literary magazines that solely publish young writers, so in keeping with the theme, this week, I have a list...

Youth Literary Magazines: A List

I previously wrote about literary magazines and their submission process. However, in many general literary magazines that accept...

Journalism: Overview

I recently completed a six-week internship with Young Voices, which is a journalism company that helps young writers write and publish...

Screenwriting: Layout & Formatting

Screenwriting—the art of writing screenplays for films or TV shows—can be really exciting. It’s a great way to exercise your description...

National Book Lovers’ Day

This Tuesday was National Book Lovers’ Day. Every good writer is an avid reader, so today’s post is all about reading and books! Reading...

Interconnected Short Story Collections

Until a few years ago, I was under the impression that novels were the only form of literature worth pursuing. I didn’t even consider the...

Kindling and Rekindling Motivation

Sometimes, you don’t want to write. At least, you don’t want to keep working on that project you started a few months ago—even if you...

Diversity in Literature

Happy Pride Month! In honor of pride month, this week’s post talks about the importance of diversity in literature and how to incorporate...

How to Raise the Stakes in Your Story

Stakes are the lifeblood of every story. If there’s nothing at stake for the characters, there’s nothing at stake for the readers. If...

Submitting to Literary Magazines

Literary Magazines, or LitMags, are—you guessed it—magazines exhibiting literature. They vary in type and size, catering to different...

Types of Books Series

Think of three books. Odds are, at least one of them is part of a series. Book series give readers more of what they love, while letting...

Connecting to Your Writing

Experimentation is the key to great writing, so it's important to sometimes step out of your comfort zone to give the reader more ways to...