Curiosity Never Killed the Writer

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Unique Word Origins: How Another 6 Popular English Idioms Came to Be

From ancient Rome to modern golf, these sayings run the gamut

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And how it can help you build your author platform

When to Use “That” vs. “Which”

And the most important question to ask when deciding

62 Calls for Submissions in April 2021 — Paying markets

This April there are more than five dozen calls for submissions. All of these are paying markets, and none charge submission fees. As…

The Most Underrated Writing Skill: Reading Your Work Out Loud

This awkward-feeling exercise can perfect even the worst writing

19 Great Writing Conferences in April 2021

Spring has sprung, and writers are thawing out! This April most writing conferences will be held online. Virtual events still offer…

40 Writing Contests in April 2021 — No entry fees

This April there are more than three dozen writing contests calling for every genre and form, from poetry, to creative nonfiction, to…

Unique Word Origins: How 6 Popular English Idioms Came to Be

From radio to the boxing ring to the seven seas, these phenomenal phrases make the cut

31 Places to Publish Novellas and Long Short Stories — Paying markets

If you’ve written a longer piece of fiction, but not as lengthy as a novel, you may be wondering where to get it published. (As it happens…

10 Speculative Literary Magazines Open for Submissions NOW — Paying markets

These ten speculative fiction and poetry magazines are currently open for submissions. All are paying markets and none charge submission…


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