Everyone experiences writing dry spells from time to time. It sometimes feels like we are searching the confines of our minds for creativity and inspiration, but maybe our next muse is just waiting to be found in the books, magazines,
Has your heart felt heavy lately? Have you been left feeling down and discouraged with no idea how to write your way through what you’re experiencing? Writing an ode can be a great way to begin navigating complex emotional terrain.
Last summer, Instagram announced a new feature called Reels that is focused on short, interactive videos. Instagram’s official announcement states that the feature “invites you to create fun videos to share with your friends or anyone on Instagram. Record and
Query letters can be an important step in finding an agent or reaching out to a small press. Simply put, the succinct and formal query letter (typically a single page) has one key purpose: enticing an agent or publisher to
It’s officially the holiday season, albeit it may look different this year. When bright lights and merry music fill the air, the feeling stirred inside each of us is unique. This is the perfect opportunity for an exercise in perspectives.
There are so many fun and unique poetic forms to try in your writing. We have previously examined sonnets, acrostics, cinquains, haikus, epigrams, and palindromes. Today, we are going to take a look at a few more that you can
From workout routines to meditation reminders, there’s an app for almost everything. This technology can inspire us to make time in our schedules, commit to a regular practice, and continually improve upon any talent or activity. For these reasons and
Finding inspiration can be difficult for all poets, whether they’ve been writing for weeks or for years. Turning to seasonal images and ideas can make the process easier and more festive. Whether it’s the swirling snow outside, the bundle of
Previously, we’ve explored how tools like the haiku, the palindrome, and the epigram can help us rethink the way we approach our writing sessions. Let’s continue that exploration with a few more poetic forms to add to your toolbox and
“For the times they are a-changin,” Bob Dylan sang—and in recent years, that statement has become true for poets and their sources of income. Ten years ago, if you sat in a creative writing class in the United States, any