Creativity Exercises: 3 Ways to Awaken Your Mind to Poetic Thinking

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Creativity Exercises: 3 Ways to Awaken Your Mind to Poetic Thinking
Guggenheim Fellow and poet Jane Hirshfield explains, "Poetry's work is the clarification and magnification of being." To wrap up National Poetry Month, here are some creativity exercises to help awaken your mind to poetic thinking, and to clarify and magnify your poetry writing.   Read More...
Camp NaNoWriMo: Take Our "What Kind of Camper Are You?"" Quiz
Here, the Camp NaNoWriMo team has shared a special quiz for campers (and any writer!) to determine which camper personality matches yours. Are you an adventurer, or are you more relaxedor are you the glamping type? Find out here.   Read More...
The Art of Seduction: How to Entice and Captivate Your Readers
Every writer must learn the art of seduction -- to be a lover. Seduction means to entice or beguile into a desired state or position. A good writer lures the reader from the first sentence of a story. A question is posed, but not answered. The reader is invited into another world.   Read More...
Your Story #90: Submit Now!
Write the opening sentence (just one sentence), of 25 words or fewer, to a story based on the photo prompt.You can be funny, poignant, witty, etc.; it is, after all, your story.   Check out the photo prompt and enter here.
Bodies, Blind Spots and Quirks: 5 Key Questions to Ask When Developing CharactersThe Princess Diarist
When developing characters, we must learn everything we can about the external world in which they live, and what circumstances, just or unjust, are wrought upon them. Equally, or more so, we have to know how they react, or fail to, in conjunction with events.   Read More...
The Writer's Digest Podcast, Episode 3: Writing and Publishing Short Stories and Essays Interview with Windy Lynn Harris
In this episode of the Writer's Digest Podcast, Gabriela Pereira talks with Windy Lynn Harris about writing and publishing short stories, personal essays and nonfiction articles.   Read More...
Your Weekly Writing Prompt
Extraordinarily Ordinary: Describe something ordinary in an unrelated genre style. For instance, you could describe your living room in the style of an epic fantasy, a pigeon in the style of a western, your breakfast in the style of a steamy romance, or an office building in the style of a sci-fi thriller.
Post your response (500 words or fewer) in the comments here ...
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