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The art of not writing

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The definitive guide to “show, don’t tell”

‘Show, don’t tell’ is great advice…in theory. In practice, it’s not that simple. We asked six acclaimed authors for their best advice … Read More “The definitive guide to “show, don’t tell””

The best gifts for Edgar Allan Poe fans

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What an apple tree taught me about editing

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Writing Prompts

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Summer Guide to Writing Contests

Inside, you’ll find dozens of contests for every genre, all with deadlines in spring and summer 2021.