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The 10 Best Writing Podcasts for Storytellers and Aspiring Authors

The best writing podcasts: a list of podcasts full of interviews, advice, and inside knowledge for storytellers and writers.

How Writing and Reading Kid Lit Helped Heal My Childhood

Through writing and reading middle grade, I used my troubled beginnings as motivation to write stories for kids going through difficulties.

5 Great Children’s Books About Writers

Know a young writer? Explore these inspiring children's books about writers including Gwendolyn Brooks, Jane Austen, and more, including Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson.

Telling Stories in the Dark

My elder sister and I both wanted to be writers, but mental illness frustrated her ambitions to become a published author.

6 Great 2021 YA Books About Teens Who Write

Teen writers overcome fear to take fate into their own hands in these 2021 YA books about teens who write to change their worlds, including A Pho Love Story by Loan Le.

I Wrote A Poem After Every Book I Read in 2020

How writing a poem for every book she read in 2020 helped one reader reconnect with the act of reading again.

9 Fantastic Authors We’d Take A Writing Seminar From

There are some writers who have a great handle on the craft. Here are a few authors from whom these Rioters want a writing seminar.

How My Reading Journal Accidentally Became A Plague Diary

It is clear that my journal anticipates a reader. No, begs for a reader. Begs for someone other than me to hear what it has to say.

8 Great Books to Prep for NaNoWriMo

From inspiration to developing discipline to self-editing, we've got the NaNoWriMo prep books you need to succeed this November.

A Brief History Of Writing Styles: From Pictures to Modern Alphabets

A look at the history of writing styles, from early pictorial methods to the alphabets and symbols we use today.