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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.

What Made Black And Blue Pens Standard? A Colorful Look at Ink

Taking a look at ink, one of the tools we use to write and preserve words, and how the ink colors we choose affect us.

The Struggle of Writing Poetry During a Pandemic

Published poets like Henri Cole and Sachiko Murakami discuss their own difficulties and successes in writing poetry during a pandemic.

A Beginner’s Guide To The Different Types of Poems

Learn about the most common types of poems and be inspired to write a poem of your own.

How Roxane Gay’s HUNGER Helped Me Write About My Different Ability

A reader on how Roxane Gay's memoir HUNGER helped her overcome a fear of writing about her partial paralysis and disability within Black feminism.

A Writer’s Work Week: 5 Days as 5 Authors

How one reader took a cue from five different writers and tested out their work day schedules to see if they would inspire creative productivity.

5 Inspiring Writers on Writing

No matter what kind of creating you want to do, pick up these books about writing by writers to help inspire you with insights into the writing process. 

How To Turn Your Love for Reading Into Writing Inspiration

Writing inspiration flows from the reading you already love. Here are some suggestions for using your favorite books and writers for inspirational fuel.

7 Women Writers Reveal Their Storytelling Passions

This reader turned to quotes about storytelling from a few excellent women writers to answer the eternal question of why we write.

The Writing Life: 36 Magical Annie Dillard Quotes

"Are you a woman, or a mouse?" and thirty-five other enchanting Annie Dillard quotes from her phenomenal THE WRITING LIFE.

YA Authors You Should Be Following for Writing Advice

Learn Writing from Your Favorite Authors

From Roxane Gay to Hanif Abdurraqib, from writing essays to developing writing habits, take one of these online writing courses taught by authors.

What’s the Difference Between an Author and a Wannabe Novelist?