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Word Search for Writers (Mondays)

Many respectable news and literary publications have crosswords or word searches, so we thought we could run a weekly Word Search for writers. On Mondays we will run one of these. If you find all the words, post a comment below. Not all of these will be this easy,...
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Articles On Writing

Writing and Social Communication

Writing and Social Communication It may sound simple, but most of us struggle with mastering the art of speaking or trying to engage in a conversation. Most likely, we say one thing, someone else hears something different, and misunderstanding and conflicts set in.
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Stories

Story: Them by Meg Pokrass

You would hate it if you knew how many times I apply lipstick now that you're gone. I'm putting it on, like, every five minutes to get through the next fifteen, though I know they use fish scales to make it
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Crazy by T. E. Cowell

She said, “This is crazy.” She looked at me. “Isn’t this crazy?” I shrugged. I thought that, sure, maybe it was a little crazy. But I thought it was exciting, too. Crazy or not, I thought it might be crazier if we parted ways and never saw each other...
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Writing as an Artistic Talent

Writing as an Artistic Talent There are two different schools of thought when it comes to writing. The first one maintains that becoming a successful writer requires talent, while the second one sticks to the principle that only hard work breeds good writers.
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Poetry

Mom Recalls How Dad Used to Walk for Miles

Mom Recalls How Dad Used to Walk for Miles   James Croal Jackson’s poetry has appeared in The Bitter Oleander, Rust + Moth, Cosmonauts Avenue, and elsewhere. His first chapbook, The Frayed Edge of Memory (Writing Knights Press, 2017) is forthcoming. . The post Mom Recalls How Dad Used...
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Why Simultaneous Submissions are Essential

Why Simultaneous Submissions are Essential Writing can be an exhausting endeavor, especially if you’re a family oriented (or just busy) person. Trying to juggle your household responsibilities, a proper diet and exercise, errands, and most likely a day job, finding time to write can be tough.
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Stories

Story: Buy it Now!

<Open Transmission> BUY IT NOW! New BactiCulture Watch™! Have the time of life with this organically engineered timepiece complete with genome technology. Why waste your brainpower reading boring analog watches or throw away precious materials with a digital device? The BactiCulture Watch™ makes YOU a symbiotic being – just...
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Five Ways to Strengthen the Role of the Villian

One of the most important parts of writing a good action/adventure book usually involves a strong villain. Now when I say a villain, you don’t have to imagine Maleficent from Sleeping Beauty or Dr. Drakken from Kim Possible. The best part about making a villain is that you don’t...
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Lit Mag: Speculative 66

Born September 6th, 2016, Speculative 66 is a (mostly) monthly journal of 66-word stories and poems from the speculative realm. We feature science fiction The post Speculative 66 appeared first on Literary Magazines.
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writing exercises

Exquisite Corpse for Writers 2

Welcome to our game for writers. It is an Exquisite Corpse. An Exquisite Corpse is a writing or art game where you complete the story, poem or drawing in parts. Each author or artist cannot see the previous artists/writers work. In this case we are writing a poem together....
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Poetry

Khor Virap by Alex Vartan Gubbins

Khor Virap by Alex Vartan Gubbins The night fog throws a black cotton over the trees as a voice behind the silence dances off marble walls from a hole, that tongue from the earth’s torque thirsty for threading moon over the river’s hearty amble, tenuous, stagnating ebullition between blues...
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Into the Ruins

Into the Ruins Website Into the Ruins Information about your publication Into the Ruins is a different kind of science fiction magazine. Rather than the tropes of space operas, aliens, and interstellar travel, we offer science fiction stories for the real world. These are tales set in the near...
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Poetry

Lucky Barn by Brian Beatty

Brian Beatty is the author of two recent poetry collections, Coyotes I Couldn’t See (Red Bird Chapbooks, 2016) and Brazil, Indiana (Kelsay Books, 2017). He lives in St. Paul, Minnesota. The post Lucky Barn by Brian Beatty appeared first on Every Day Poems.
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How to plan a novel: quick tips

As the saying goes: “Everyone has a novel in them” that's the easy part, however, actually starting a novel is where things get a little difficult. The problem with starting a novel is that few people know where to start.
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10 Ways to Promote Your Book

We were all so relieved when book publishing became fast and easy. Everyone believe they could realize their dream of publishing their book. We quickly found out, publishing is the easy part. If you don’t promote your book it won’t sell. So here are 10 ways to promote your...
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Poetry

Poem: The Moon by Natalie Crick

Natalie Crick, from Newcastle in the UK, has found delight in writing all of her life and first began writing when she was a very young girl. She graduated from Newcastle University with a degree in English Literature The post The Moon by Natalie Crick appeared first on Every...
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Stories

Story: Supper by Manuel Martin

While the apartment phone rings over and over, the couple cooks awkwardly trying not to involve eye contact with each other. Her shinny blue eyes are fixed on the onion she is chopping, The post Supper by Manuel Martin appeared first on Short Stories.
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Best Online Literary Magazines

This Best Online Literary Magazines list is being rewritten. It has been moved from our old site. This list along with our Top 50 literary magazine list has gotten a lot of attention. Atlantic Monthly wrote in an issue last year that they hoped “rank and file” lists of...
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On Writing: How To Tell A Story

This is the first in a series of articles we are running On Writing. We thought it would be interesting to let authors from the past do the talking. This is Mark Twain’s words about the Humorous story On Writing. We hope you enjoy it. I do not claim...
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Lists for writers

Top 20 Free E-Books Sites

Yes this is our list of the Top 20 places you can get free E-books on the web. We were only concerned with creative texts, so you might be able to find places on the web that offer greater collections of tech
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Entertainment

Top 10 Horrible B-Horror Movies

Here are out Top 10 Horrible B-Horror Movies. I created this list a long time again, basically for fun, but you have to admire all of these for how truly bad they really are. I guess, for writers, they are a good example of what happens when the writing and...
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