23 Gold-Mine Grants for Writers

23 bestAs writers with a whopping-size project in our lap, sometimes we need to get the green before we can make the green. Only how? Let’s face it: writing may be feel absolutely liberating, but it’s not a money-making machine; most writers fulfill their dreams because they can’t think about doing anything else. The reality of filling up our piggy banks just slips into the back of our minds.

So when you find yourself weighed down by a time-consuming writing project, your passion for the written word alone might not get you off the couch. That’s when organizations throw you a lifesaver of a writing grant, so you can pursue your passion while also saving your budget.

Below are 23 great grants for writers to help you fund your writing project.

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Which Short Story Writer Are You? (A Quiz!)

 

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Don’t Write Every Day: The Benefits of Binge Writing

BingeWritinghow toby Garrett Calcaterra

1. I Don’t Write Every Day

The writing advice you most often hear is something to the effect of, “If you want to be a successful author, you need to write every day.”

I don’t.

I mean, I work as a freelance writer and editor, so yeah, I write something every day, but not my own creative work. Sometimes I’ll go as long as a couple of weeks, maybe even a month, without writing anything that’s my own.

2. When I Do Write, I Binge

The longest writing session I’ve ever had was 27 hours, but that was back when I was a good deal younger.

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14 Literary Agents Currently Seeking Clients

14 Agents (1)After years of grueling work, avoiding distractions, and breaking through writer’s block, you finished your novel. Now what?

Even though some jump straight to submitting it to publishers, for many writers, the next step is finding a literary agent. Literary agents help writers find publishers, as well as negotiate the deal and sales of the book.

But some agents who have been in the business for years get north of 10,000 queries a year, and only sign 1 or 2 clients. Those are terrible odds. You need to find a new agent who is the lookout for new writers, and this is exactly what this list gives you.

As of July 2016, all of these literary agents are seeking clients.

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20 Ways to Overcome Writer’s Block

It stares you down in the form of an empty word doc and a blinking cursor. Its existence is hotly debated. It is any storyteller’s biggest fear: the dreaded Writer’s Block.

However, have no fear! I’ve racked my brain for fail-safe strategies to conquer Writer’s Block, tactics that have put me back on track and saved my writing journey from becoming a dead-end. Take a look below.

high-grass-1504284_960_7201. Take A Walk

Not only does this get your legs moving and your lungs breathing in crisp air, but also taking walks can provide inspiration—you just need to know where to look. From mysterious initials carved into a tree trunk to a trail of candy wrappers on the sidewalk, you never know what you will find on the simplest walk.

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41 Best Literary Agents Representing YA

41 BESTWhy do so many writers thank their agents first in the acknowledgements?

Because the agent is pretty much the most important person in a writer’s life.

Countless people work behind the scenes to bring each author’s budding vision for a story to its fruition, from friends and family to the publishing house’s distribution, but none is as essential as the agent.

Since the agent literally holds the dreams of the hopeful writer in their hands, finding the right one is imperative.

Now, you could either spend hours and hours hunting down the names of your favorite author’s agents and create tables ranking them based off their sales, or you can read through the list I’ve compiled after spending many days on Google and creating multiple charts based off my results.

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The Only Character Name Generator You’ll Ever Need


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Jessie Pratt

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2016-07-22T22:13:38+00:00
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Paula Christensen
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Jacob Buzzard

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Paul Underdown

Morris Emms
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Juan Zorro
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John-Kennon Morey

Kasey Czyzniejewski

Kem Boggs
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Simon Dupont

Neil Wooters

Martin J. S. Goose
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Ben Hulk

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Hans Egger

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Federica Bianchi

Arianna Greco

Gaia DeLuca
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Nelly Mayer

Cassandra Hofer
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Johnny Suluvale

Felipe Gutierrez

Sarah Knox
2016-07-22T22:24:08+00:00
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Jackie Willers

Amy Tait

Matt Frese
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Magdelena Tremaine

May Van Dyck

Birdie Waldgrave
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Phil Rosa

J.Y. Reynolds

Blake Aijian

 
2016-07-22T22:14:32+00:00
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Penny Bussel

Dylan Bultemeier
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Sean Bone

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Rooney Blake

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Soul Bertrand

John Roux
2016-07-20T22:57:30+00:00
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Eric Cousineau

Ginny Webb

Kat Dark

 
2016-07-22T22:31:01+00:00
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Coral Anne Banks

Famela Ison

Laura Rapp Pollock
2016-07-22T22:34:50+00:00
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Gretchen Kruger

Jo Winter

Klara Brandt

 
2016-07-20T23:08:11+00:00
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Ashley Marie Patterson

Keith Lambert

Samara Jhaviri
2016-07-18T13:41:04+00:00
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Maximilian Peppero

Quincy Lima

Adrian Rauso
2016-07-16T10:41:27+00:00
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Jarl “Bow-Wow” Seeger

Quincy Frankel

Horace Robote
2016-07-16T10:51:51+00:00
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Bishop Trabuco

Geronimo Champion
2016-07-16T10:40:54+00:00
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Angelica Marino

Nadia Ferrari

Guido Gallo
2016-07-22T22:43:59+00:00
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Milo Deschamps

Fabio Renault

Andy Carre
2016-07-22T22:57:45+00:00
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Emily Press

Jordon Sargent

Kellin Keener
2016-07-21T08:19:22+00:00
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Hallie Cherian

Timothy Raper

Caleb Maldonado
2016-07-22T22:36:15+00:00
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Nikolas Kazantzakis

Paula Clegg

James Perrotta
2016-07-21T08:30:24+00:00
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Margherita Russo

Carlotta Costa

Giovanna Mancini
2016-07-22T22:42:59+00:00
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2016-07-20T22:47:42+00:00
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2016-07-20T22:41:30+00:00
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Olga Smirnov

Polina Popov

Lena Hamilton
2016-07-22T22:49:22+00:00
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Peilin Rea

Catherine McCreary

Haru Fujimura
2016-07-22T22:21:26+00:00
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2016-07-21T08:29:15+00:00
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Quentin Dubois

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2016-07-16T10:58:03+00:00
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Nick Fight

Fedor Savin

Misha Slutsky
2016-07-22T22:53:06+00:00
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Z.V. Schwartz

Franklin Goldstein

Reid Rummel
2016-07-18T13:39:39+00:00
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Joshua Einstein

Emiliano Lopez

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2016-07-21T08:27:35+00:00
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Rowdy Perez

Maria Jose Torres
2016-07-21T08:26:31+00:00
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Willy Grant

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2016-07-21T08:16:18+00:00
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Kristianna Baumwirt

Mack Gold

Mitch Karlin
2016-07-22T22:22:14+00:00
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Gabriela Fischer

Fritz Becker

May Polo
2016-07-20T23:05:28+00:00
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Salma Fawzi

N.T. Purr

Linus Hamilton
2016-07-16T10:58:21+00:00
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Karen Seishiro

Alice Heathcock

Matthew Armbruster
2016-07-22T22:32:43+00:00
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Chris Lepucki

Jeff Tryon

Ana Sofia Delgado
2016-07-22T22:26:00+00:00
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Eliot Sean

Sage Underhill

Santiago Unwin
2016-07-16T10:53:26+00:00
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Kofi Kenyon

James Jury Johnson

Kwanza Bello
2016-07-16T10:50:15+00:00
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Jim Sitar

Fred Sisk

Sammy Sebastian Sinclair
2016-07-16T10:53:03+00:00
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Sarah Sofia Borges

Amelia Cruz

Paulina Del Negro
2016-07-22T22:47:28+00:00
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Dimitri Mikahil

Mat Novak

Billy Weird
2016-07-20T22:53:04+00:00
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Bungay Prentice

Annette Kirton

Doug Hole
2016-07-21T08:09:33+00:00
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Emerald Axworthy

Velvet Bixby

Alex Cahill
2016-07-16T10:57:15+00:00
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Gay Flagger

Pearl Hobbs

Terri Plunder
2016-07-21T08:10:36+00:00
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K.M.G. Mine

Woody "Crisscross" Kettle

Dwayne Druff
2016-07-21T08:12:13+00:00
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Sally Duquette

Jeremiah Leith

Bo Vance
2016-07-22T22:19:19+00:00
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B.C. Macklemore

Terry Rumble

Annabelle Fury
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Christian Giammona

Stitchy Morwood
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Cannon Longhorn

Ramzey Chalk

Stubby Coffey
2016-07-16T10:57:44+00:00
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Edgar Gayot

Hector Baron

Angel Poulain
2016-07-22T22:58:37+00:00
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Vito Romano

Flavio Rizzo

Luciano Moretti
2016-07-22T22:44:59+00:00
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Urwin Moss

Francis Sutton

Austin Read
2016-07-16T10:54:13+00:00
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Tania Luce

Kelley Runyan

George Nadzam
2016-07-22T22:11:50+00:00
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Iona Cooney

Eveline MacKay

Dorran MacConnell
2016-07-20T22:39:00+00:00
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Joaquin Gutierrez

Leonardo Medina

Bruno Fargor
2016-07-21T08:33:27+00:00
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Zachary Choi

Phoebe Spice

Jared Sharts
2016-07-21T08:23:22+00:00
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Omar Darzi

Aidan MacMathan

Cormac O'Berne
2016-07-20T22:41:09+00:00
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Randall Ikegami

Mary Cook

K.B. Davenport
2016-07-22T22:28:28+00:00
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Anastasia Petrov

Irene Fedorov

Polly Duncan
2016-07-22T22:50:29+00:00
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Peace West

Gerald “Bull-Dog” Trench

Reni Driver
2016-07-16T10:51:30+00:00
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Wai Qu

Niger Siodla

Jamille Victory
2016-07-16T10:52:16+00:00
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Jafaris Griffin III

Sergio Babcock

Silas Fry
2016-07-16T10:56:00+00:00
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Agnes Meyer

Alena Weber

Gert Hoffmann
2016-07-20T23:03:32+00:00
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Kasey Gosche Brashear

Ebony Lange

Dyanne Paradise
2016-07-22T22:30:17+00:00
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Apreel Price

Malaboo Cuomo

Ruth Cuomo
2016-07-22T22:34:02+00:00
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Annelise Burt

Gabriella Marie Wolf

Saskia DiPardo
2016-07-22T22:27:34+00:00
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Topher Lee Ellis

Jailee Danjuma

David Serenoa
2016-07-18T13:37:57+00:00
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JJ Goldberg

Carl Taro Gross

Peter Glaser
2016-07-22T22:15:58+00:00
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Captain Mindi Macias

Kimball Foss

Leslie Taylor
2016-07-22T22:12:42+00:00
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Coraghessan Walsh

Victor Bologan

Ivan Korobov
2016-07-16T10:48:06+00:00
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Magda Walt

Jim Suzuki

P.J. Darby

 
2016-07-22T22:39:35+00:00
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Erika Lebarge

Sarah Abdelatif

Janet Huston
2016-07-22T22:11:01+00:00
Erika Lebarge Sarah Abdelatif Janet Huston

Jimmy Miser

Frank Bird

Eden Flanagan
2016-07-22T22:25:02+00:00
Jimmy Miser Frank Bird Eden Flanagan

Deanne "Mama Dee" Andrews

Jimmy Mccoy

Benjamin North, III
2016-07-18T13:44:29+00:00
Deanne “Mama Dee” Andrews Jimmy Mccoy Benjamin North, III

Wright “Rattail” Entwistle

Jesus Emmanuel

P.E. Cougar
2016-07-16T10:55:37+00:00
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Sir Ned Ellarshaw

Clark Elbutt

Shiloh Cage
2016-07-16T10:55:17+00:00
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Paul Harikrishna

Boris Ivanov

Aponi Butterfly
2016-07-16T10:49:56+00:00
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Ruthie Whetstone

Roy Newman

Natasha Arnell
2016-07-22T22:18:31+00:00
Ruthie Whetstone Roy Newman Natasha Arnell

Bo Plumber

Margaux Thomas

Sofia Leroy
2016-07-20T23:01:17+00:00
Bo Plumber Margaux Thomas Sofia Leroy

Nicole Knut

Winston Quarry

Lena Horn
2016-07-20T23:09:52+00:00
Nicole Knut Winston Quarry Lena Horn

Turtle Duncan

Drew Hogwood

Stacey Clutterbuck
2016-07-21T08:17:06+00:00
Turtle Duncan Drew Hogwood Stacey Clutterbuck

Reaghan Buckley

Morgana Carey

Maeve Keefe
2016-07-20T22:36:29+00:00
Reaghan Buckley Morgana Carey Maeve Keefe

Justin Schwendimann

Nick McFarr

Evan Ripatrazone
2016-07-22T22:15:18+00:00
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Chloe Arseneau

Zoe Vincent

Eva Bonnet
2016-07-20T22:59:22+00:00
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Cooper Kennedy

Joy Angelo

Asher Vinne
2016-07-18T13:37:22+00:00
Cooper Kennedy Joy Angelo Asher Vinne

Winston Twisselmann III

Andy Mullett

D.B. Calcaterra
2016-07-22T22:17:40+00:00
Winston Twisselmann III Andy Mullett D.B. Calcaterra

Wayne Tasmajian

Eleanor Ryness

Curtis Cannon
2016-07-22T22:40:24+00:00
Wayne Tasmajian Eleanor Ryness Curtis Cannon

Mae “Pretty Prairie” Bae

Catherine Weston “Tall Chief”

J. Dada
2016-07-16T10:49:38+00:00
Mae “Pretty Prairie” Bae Catherine Weston “Tall Chief” J. Dada

Norman Knight

Lani Godbehere

Umberto Green
2016-07-21T08:07:17+00:00
Norman Knight Lani Godbehere Umberto Green

Soe Watt

Rich Vachier-Lagrave

P.L. Green
2016-07-16T10:49:01+00:00
Soe Watt Rich Vachier-Lagrave P.L. Green

Professor Burrows

Austyn Carpenter

Grant P. McIntyre-Bachman
2016-07-18T07:44:35+00:00
Professor Burrows Austyn Carpenter Grant P. McIntyre-Bachman

Lian Cho-Hahn

Natalia Mariana Soto Perez

Phoenix James
2016-07-18T13:40:31+00:00
Lian Cho-Hahn Natalia Mariana Soto Perez Phoenix James

Alison McGyver

Walker Pheonix

Bianca Shore
2016-07-20T22:46:04+00:00
Alison McGyver Walker Pheonix Bianca Shore

Calvin "Cal" Lugubrious

James Legendre

Swan Lacombe
2016-07-22T22:59:59+00:00
Calvin “Cal” Lugubrious James Legendre Swan Lacombe

Yvonne Abrams

Santiago Gonzalez

Daisy Fombelle
2016-07-21T08:21:14+00:00
Yvonne Abrams Santiago Gonzalez Daisy Fombelle


Adoption PartyHaving trouble coming up for a name for your character? Look no further! This random character name generator is just the tool you need.

A good writer knows that word choice can make or break a story, and character names are no exception. The names you choose resonate with readers on both a conscious and subconscious level. They have the power to convey meaning overtly or through hidden messages.

For instance, in The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Jekyll’s experiment unleashes his animalistic alter-ego, Hyde. Jekyll has the word “Kill” hidden inside it, and Jekyll is after Hyde’s “hide.” See? The entire story is given away in their names alone. Stevenson’s layers of meaning are a fine example of the density that can and should be packed into names.

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15 Best Online Creative Writing Courses (Free and Paid)

OnlineCreativeWritingCoursesCheck out these 15 creative writing courses that are not only attractive to aspiring writers but to anyone who wishes to craft powerful language and stories.

I’ve divided the following list between the classes free of charge and the paid classes, so you have a better idea of what is out there for you.

Be careful to distinguish between courses that come with feedback on your writing and ones that just include information. Both can be helpful, but make sure you’re signing up for what you need. 

Also, be aware of the differences between courses that include a teacher and those that just have audio or video lectures. The lectures can be helpful, but it’s always great to ask someone questions.

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50 Creative Writing Ideas to Combat Writer’s Block

CreativeWritingIdeasA lack of creative writing ideas often leads to a writer’s worst fear: writer’s block.

It’s so easy to fall into its clutches, spending hours at your laptop (or notebook or typewriter) writing sentence after sentence only to cross every one out. Or even worse—to sit an an empty page and write nothing at all. Sometimes it takes time and hard thinking to get out of the rut once you become stuck. Sometimes, however, it takes a little more than that. Sometimes it just might take some outside help.

It can be exceedingly difficult to find solid, mature creative writing ideas on the internet. If you Google “creative writing ideas,” most of what comes up is directed at children or casual writers looking to practice a hobby. But what about creative writing ideas for adults? What about when you have the dedication, passion, and experience with writing, but you just don’t have the ideas?

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The Best Writing Prompts on Tumblr

Best Writing Prompts on TumblrTumblr is a blog site that is good for more than just hipster photos and crying over your favorite pop culture icons. It’s also a community for writers of all genres to collaborate and share ideas. 

Tumblr is a great resource for writing prompts. Writing prompts on Tumblr take a number of forms, with each Tumblr specializing in a particular form of writing prompt. Even though most of the writing prompts are geared towards short stories that can be written on the site, many of the prompts and ideas can be incorporated in fiction of any length.

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How to Create Brilliant Book Titles (With Examples)

Book TitleA good book title can mean the difference between a bestseller and a lifeless shelf-dweller.  

If you don’t believe me, look up First Hundred Million by editor E. Haldeman-Julius. He explains that changing just the book title can rocket a book from selling 6,000 copies a year to 50,000 copies a year. 

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Write the Perfect Ending: 6 Ways to Satisfy Readers

HowYou’ve been dreaming about this moment since the beginning. It’s what you’ve been working towards this whole time, and now you’re finally ready to wrap it all up and create that perfect ending to your story. So how are you going to do it?

Consider this your brainstorming session. Learn from these examples how to end a story, and try to imagine how you would write each of them. Some of them might not work for your story, but at least one will. Try out a couple styles and see what you like!

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How to Create Secondary Characters

How to WriteNobody goes through life without some help, and the same goes for your main characters. It’s nearly impossible for a story or novel to be complete without a few secondary characters to support and put a spotlight on your lead.

What would Holmes be without Watson? Or Alice in Wonderland without the Cheshire Cat? Or the Merchant of Venice without Shylock?

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10 Career Mistakes Writers Must Avoid

10 MistakesWritersMakeThis is the writing advice I needed long, long ago, when I was just starting as a writer. I probably wouldn’t have believed these were all mistakes (because of #1), but I wish I would have. 

This writing advice would have saved me a lot of broken drafts and a lot of failed expectations.

After you read this, pick your favorite 3 or 4 points and tape them to the wall above your writing desk. Remind yourself of this writing advice often enough, and you’ll have a much better chance of success.

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50 Flash Fiction Prompts

Flash Fiction PromptsThese flash fiction prompts will challenge you to create short and gripping narratives that are under 1000 words. Though many are categorized, don’t feel limited!

Flash fiction can be whatever you want it to be. Whether you use the bite-sized stories you write as exercises, standalone pieces, or segments of a larger work, the condensed length is beneficial. I think you will find that the practice of writing flash fiction will help you gain control over word choice, make your writing feel more kinetic, and increase your abilities when it comes to writing without a clear roadmap. In other words, follow your intuition without inhibition.

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18 Writing Conferences Every Writer Should Attend

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Conferences are fantastic ways for writers to meet agents, editors, and colleagues, to get feedback on their writing, and to get away from their desk.

Most of these cost money, but some have scholarships, and others are relatively cheap, so don’t let finances keep you from furthering your writing career.

Here are 18 conferences that should be able to serve as an asset to writers of all stripes.

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5 Mistakes To Avoid When Writing Young Adult Novels

Writing YAWriting young adult novels is a bit like playing Concentration, the memory game where you have a bunch of mixed-up pairs of cards facedown and have to match them up by randomly flipping over two at a time. You have to remember how it felt to be sixteen and simultaneously enamored and terrified of the world.

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