With the deadline to submit your writing entry for our 2016 Writing Contest just two weeks away, it's a good time to look back at last year's winners to see how others claimed our top spots.
Follow the link below to read the three winning pieces from last year's contest.
A few tips and techniques to catch our attention and get your piece in the final round of judgingRead More
I am thrilled to announce the 2016 Stuff Writers Like Writing Contest & Prize Giveaway!
Like previous years, writing entries must be about writing, instructional in nature and written to writers as the foremost audience in mind. But this year we have an exciting new wrinkle: A $25 gift card drawing just for registering for more details.
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So what are you waiting for? Click this link to learn more, register now and get your unique lucky URL so you can start sharing today.
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Micro chapters gave me the ability to pick up that book and read at almost any given moment during the day. If I had a few minutes on the toilet, time to read. If I had a couple stops on the bus, time to read. If I was waiting for the rice to boil, time to read. Structuring a book with micro chapters offers functionality that I hadn’t yet seen and have since adapted into some of my short stories, quick fiction and some of the longer endeavors.Read More
Beginning writers often write description without stopping to think, when they should take their time and let the exposition flow. Instead of simply writing, “Tim walked toward the door, then stopped. He freaked out at what he saw. He trembled. Then he ran.” One could write ...Read More
In my own work, there is nothing I have struggled with more than the repeated need for revision. I have put aside a nascent novel for months at a time because I felt overwhelmed by what was required to get it into shape. Part of the difficulty is that we must be both the creator and the physician of our writing, which are quite different skills and require quite different states of mind. The expressive exuberance of creating is what gets me to my desk. But the humble, open, unknowing that I must bring to the work of revision is where I find my strength. In the boneyard. Let me explain …Read More