Magazine Articles Tagged With writing exercises

The Time is Now: Writing Prompts and Exercises

by Staff

The Literary Life

Posted 8.17.16

Staff

Compose a series of tree poems, explore the supernatural with a ghost story, or examine your personal history with politics through an essay—three prompts to stretch your literary perspective.

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The Time Is Now: Writing Prompts and Exercises

by Staff

The Literary Life

Posted 6.14.16

Staff

Create a found poem, break your habits, or be an ambassador to your own country—three prompts to ignite the creative process.

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Anatomy of Awards: The Numbers Behind Grants & Awards

by Melissa Faliveno and Tara Jayakar

Special Section

Posted 4.19.16

May/June 2016

As part of a continuing series, we offer a breakdown of the numbers behind our Grants & Awards listings, highlighting the total amount of prize money given each year, the average cost of entry, types of sponsoring organizations, and more.

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The Time Is Now: Writing Prompts and Exercises

by Staff

The Literary Life

Posted 2.10.16

Staff

Explore the emotions of color, shout your strongest feelings, and write for a vending machine—three prompts to ignite the creative process.

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The Time Is Now: Writing Prompts and Exercises

by Staff

The Literary Life

Posted 12.15.15

Staff

Experiment with myth, reinvent your relationships, and give love a bad name—three prompts to ignite the creative process.

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My Own Path to Publication: Choosing to Forgo the MFA

by Marie Myung-Ok Lee

Special Section

Posted 8.19.15

Marie Myung-Ok Lee

Though helpful to many writers, the MFA degree is not a requirement to become a working writer, particularly if teaching is not one’s career goal. Novelist Marie Myung-Ok Lee talks about her decision to forgo the MFA, and forge her own path to publication. 

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Getting the Led Out: Discovering a Better Essay in the Foothills of South Carolina

by Joni Tevis

The Literary Life

Posted 8.19.15

Joni Tevis

The process of writing is one of discovery. A creative nonfiction writer describes how an essay in her new collection came to life, with a little unexpected help from Led Zeppelin. 

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The Time Is Now

by Staff

The Literary Life

Posted 8.19.15

Staff

Compose a poem from a stranger’s perspective, unlock your unconscious with “automatic writing,” or create your own astrological forecast—three prompts to help you reach new depths in your writing.

 

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Adjunct Anxiety: Teaching, Writing, Constantly Striving

by Melissa Febos

The Practical Writer

Posted 8.19.15

Melissa Febos

Adjuncting can be difficult, even for those who love teaching writing. A writer and teacher recounts the challenges of her adjunct experiences after graduating with an MFA and publishing her first book. 

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Preparing for the Worst: The Negatively Framed Outline

by Benjamin Percy

The Literary Life

Posted 6.17.15

Benjamin Percy

Pessimism can be a writer’s best friend: Fiction writer Benjamin Percy explores how the worst-case scenario can bring out the best in a story.

 

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