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Happy Birthday, WriteOwls!

WriteOwls logo 150 blackToday marks the second anniversary of our blog. The past year has seen the launch of a new Write by Reading series, as well as posts from each of us that we hope have inspired you to become the writer you’ve always wanted to be. As always, we welcome feedback about the features of the blog you like best, as well as suggestions for content for the coming year. Thanks to those of you who join us regularly within the WriteOwls community. We look forward to another great year with you. – Alicia, Laura, Megan, Naomi and Stacey

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.