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On the Invisibility of Middle-Aged Women | Literary Hub

By | June 22nd, 2016|Categories: Creative, Diversity, Inspiration, Writing|Tags: , , , , , , |

A year ago at a literary festival in Wales, I met a woman. It was at a reception at a castle that had a beautiful park and a regal view of the Welsh landscape. I had no companion to the reception, … Source: On the Invisibility of Middle-Aged Women | Literary Hub

A writer’s guide to rejecting rejection – The Writer

By | June 21st, 2016|Categories: Creative, Publishing, Writing|Tags: , , , , , |

Reroute rejection for a positive outcome. Source: A writer's guide to rejecting rejection - The Writer

On Why I Write

By | June 17th, 2016|Categories: Blog, Creative, Guest Post, Reading, Teaching, Uncategorized, Writing|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Guest Post by Florence LeFevre I’ve wondered, over the years, about that simple question. Why do I write?   I’m an average person, with an average life, nothing out of the ordinary. Just plain me, with my family, friends, and addictions to TV Shows and salted caramel.   But still, I write.   The cliché is [...]

FLEXIBILITY: Learning to Plot When You’re a Pantser

By | June 17th, 2016|Categories: Writing|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Today guest Buccaneer and YA Author Tanaz Bhathena shares a story about the importance of trying new ideas and adapting your writing habits. Source: FLEXIBILITY: Learning to Plot When You're a Pantser

The Distance Between Our Humanity

By | June 13th, 2016|Categories: Blog, Current Events, Diversity|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

I live fifty miles from Orlando. If you know anything about Central Florida, and especially the I-4 Corridor, fifty miles for us is nothing. We travel fifty miles to go to work each day. We will hop in our cars and drive fifty miles just to shop at our favorite store or visit a festival or [...]

» How Do You Know If Your Writing Is Any Good?

By | June 10th, 2016|Categories: Publishing, Writing|Tags: , , , , , , |

The Blunt Instrument is a monthly advice column for writers. If you need tough advice for a writing problem, send your question to blunt@electricliterature.com. Dear Blunt Instrument, My questions … Source: » How Do You Know If Your Writing Is Any Good?

» The Magic of Writing Groups

By | June 9th, 2016|Categories: Publishing, Writing|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Source: » The Magic of Writing Groups

How Reading Logs Can Ruin Kids’ Pleasure for Books – The Atlantic

By | June 7th, 2016|Categories: Creative, Reading, Teaching|Tags: , , , , , , |

Forcing kids to keep track of their reading time can turn it into a chore. Source: How Reading Logs Can Ruin Kids' Pleasure for Books - The Atlantic

7 “Tricks” to Improve Your Writing OvernightWNQ-WRITERSWNQ-WRITERS

By | June 4th, 2016|Categories: Creative, Writing|Tags: , , , , |

Source: 7 “Tricks” to Improve Your Writing OvernightWNQ-WRITERSWNQ-WRITERS

10 Italian Books by Women We’d Love to See in English | Literary Hub

By | June 3rd, 2016|Categories: Diversity, Reading, Writing|Tags: , , , , , , |

As more attention is paid to literature in translation, more tools emerge to aid us in trying to bring new (and in some cases, old) foreign works to an English-speaking audience. Sometimes, however… Source: 10 Italian Books by Women We’d Love to See in English | Literary Hub

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