This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. Writing inspiration is not always straightforward. Of course, spontaneous inspiration can come from anywhere: the eggs you ate for breakfast, a phone conversation with an old friend, a bunch of withered lemon slices strewn, for some mysterious reason, …

STUDENTS from two local elementary schools found inspiration to write scary stories during a day together at Turton Tower. The historic 16th century building was the setting for the first day of school liaison between St Cuthbert’s RC Primary School in Darwen and St Michael with St John CE Primary School in Blackburn. Fourth grade …

After spending 12 years in the UK police force, Clare Mackintosh left it in 2011 to work as a writer and spend more time with her family. Although she had her fair share of struggling to be a full-time writer, fame was inevitable for the author as her 2015 debut novel “I’ll Let You Go” …

Creative writing is hard work. You usually write intricately woven fantasy worlds stories. And it takes a lot of visualization and planning. Not to mention the fact that you need to structure your thoughts well. Today we are going to help you make this job easier. We have 5 configurations it will make your creative …

Are you a procrastinator who suffers from writing anxiety? Try one of the following write prompts. Writing prompts are a way to reflect on your project and keep track of your thoughts. Using these prompts is a way to “throw up words” on the page. Now is not the time to be perfect. Now is …

March is Reading Month and students at Birchview Elementary School had a unique experience on Monday, a writing lesson taught by a published author. Erica Abel, author of the brand new children’s book Minna and the Canine Club, spoke to the students about her inspiration and experience while writing her book. “She is here today …

Recruiting the right talent is no easy task. If you’re in the recruiting business, you know that sifting through hundreds of resumes can be time consuming and overwhelming. As a candidate, it’s not a picnic either. With digital we all have the attention span of a goldfish or less, applicants must do everything possible to …

Let’s start with full disclosure: Juliet Wittman helped Westword for decades, more recently working the rhythm of the theater. However, she did more than report and criticize; she was acclaimed for her memoir Breast Cancer Journal: A Century of Petals, was an editor at Boulder Camera, and taught writing at the University of Colorado Boulder. …

Update, February 15, 2019: Learn more about using our thousands of writing prompts by watching our free on-demand webinar: “Give Them Something to Write: Teach throughout the program with New York Times inspired daily prompts.“ _________ Every day since 2009, we’ve asked students a question based on an article, essay, video, or New York Times …

For me, November is the best month of the year for a reason: National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo, a challenge to write a 50,000 word novel in 30 days. Writers all over the world are taking up the challenge, and while it’s certainly difficult, it’s a great way to motivate yourself to write this …