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Writing sprints are a proven method for overcoming writer’s block and perfectionism. Learn how to incorporate writing sprints into your writing process.

Jun 21, 2022

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A well-crafted metaphor uses consistent imagery ("hitting the nail on the head”); when you start mixing imagery ("hitting the nail on the nose"), you can create a type of malapr...

Jun 21, 2022

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Fantastic new books don’t make bestselling authors: Marketing strategies and strong book promotion are essential to sell more books and reach a target audience.

Jun 21, 2022

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Parody and pastiche offer different takes and commentaries on source material, usually to amuse an audience.

Jun 17, 2022

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Whether you’re writing a mystery story or a science-fiction caper, check out these thriller writing prompts for some writing inspiration before getting to work on your future be...

Jun 17, 2022

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Although there is some overlap between stereotypes and archetypes, the words are not synonyms. As a general rule, an archetype provides guidelines for characterization, while a ...

Jun 17, 2022

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In her poetry, Amanda Gorman uses themes of light, love, and courage to offer hope to her readers. Read on to learn more about Amanda’s numerous awards and recognitions.

Jun 16, 2022

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Close reading helps you identify the writing styles and tactics that speak to you. Learn how to analyze texts with these tips from poet Amanda Gorman.

Jun 16, 2022

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Creative blocks can be sticky problems. Discover tips for how to get over writer’s block from three MasterClass instructors.

Jun 16, 2022

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