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National Day on Writing

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WriteOwls

Do you want to be a better writer? Connect more with your audience through your written words? In honor of the National Day on Writing today, the National Council of Teachers of English offers writing tips and resources to help us celebrate the role writing plays in our lives. So celebrate with us and write!

My Wish For You

Laura Ayo

Laura Ayo

If I could grant a single wish to my fellow writers, it would be for them to experience an Archimedes-worthy moment at least once during their writing process. A moment when they figure out a solution to a plot problem that’s been stalling their manuscript for way too long. A moment when they hit upon the detail that takes their story from decent to brilliant. A moment like the one I experienced one night last week. Continue reading

Drop Everything!

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WriteOwls

Have a book you’ve been meaning to read? Why not celebrate National Drop Everything and Read Day (D.E.A.R.) by making today the day you crack open that book? The dishes can wait. So can the laundry. So grab a book and read today.

Practical Prompt 4-8-15

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WriteOwls

You finally have a moment to write, but what to do with your limited time? Here’s a practical prompt to kickstart the story you’re working on right now. The clock is ticking, people. Start writing.

Beverly Cleary once said that she read her manuscripts aloud before they were published. In honor of Cleary’s birthday on April 12, read your manuscript out loud, or have someone read it aloud to you. Listen carefully. Does every sentence sound the way you intended? Did the reader stumble over words or phrases? Take the opportunity to fix what you didn’t like.

Insomniacs Anonymous 4-3-15

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WriteOwls

You’re awake. Instead of writing the Great American Novel—or even a mediocre one—you’re reading our blog. Okay, then. We offer a topic; you respond. Let your fellow writers inspire you, and return to that manuscript refreshed.

Have you ever attended a writing or book festival? If so, which one did you attend? Where was it held? Was it inspiring to be around all those other writers and book lovers? Share your experiences with us.