Tag Archives: Writing (Literary Genre)

Mrs. P's 6th Annual Be-a-Famous Writer Contest

Mrs. P's 6th Annual Be-a-Famous Writer Contest

Calling all teachers! My 6th annual writing contest is made for the classroom. Use as a class project. Your school wins books in ever format: digital, audio and of course, real books! from our great sponsors. Real books from Buy Preferred & Powells, Audiobook license from Tales2Go, Digital Books from myOn Reader, & the story turned into a real book for your school library thanks to Polka Dots Publishing. oh… Read Article →

Writing for Magazines: Top Tips by Freelance Writer Linda Formichelli and Editor Laura Pepper Wu

Writing for Magazines: Top Tips by Freelance Writer Linda Formichelli and Editor Laura Pepper Wu

Learn how to get started writing for magazines, how to build a portfolio and get around the “no experience” issue, how and what to pitch to a magazine, and “dos and don’ts” of communicating with an editor. With Linda Formichelli (veteran freelance writer for Redbook, WebMD, Women’s Health, Family Circle, Writer’s Digest and more), and Laura Pepper Wu, Editor at The Write Life Magazine. www.thewritelifemagazine.com. hi my name is Laura… Read Article →

Dark Persuasion, Award Winning Historical Romance

Dark Persuasion, Award Winning Historical Romance

Set in 1890 Victorian England, Dark Persuasion tells a romantic story of regret, restitution, forgiveness, and redemption. It is a triangle of deceit and love fueled by emotions of selfish pursuit, guilt, and surrender among three people who are prisoners of their past. Patrick Rochester was an expert in wallowing in self-pity and remorse he set out to confront his past by returning to the scene of his transgression the… Read Article →

Junot Díaz on how he writes

Junot Díaz on how he writes

On the publication of his collection This Is How You Lose Her, Junot Díaz, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, talks about how he writes novels and short stories and the inspiration behind them. – women writers there's no question I mean whether we're talking about Alice Walker we're talking seeing on King's day and we're talking Leslie Marmon Silko we're talking Christina… Read Article →

TV Writer ("Glee")

TV Writer ("Glee")

Please visit us at: WHAT YOU DO: A screenwriter creates the script or screenplay for a TV show or film. EDUCATION: Years of writing experience is nearly always a must. A degree in communications, journalism, film, or English makes you a better-prepared and more competitive job candidate. USEFUL SKILLS: Research skills, writing skills, presentation skills (for pitching ideas), creativity, profound understanding of narrative and screenplay structure, extensive knowledge of film… Read Article →

iDeas for Writing - app promo demo

iDeas for Writing – app promo demo

Mobile application for writers (amateurs and pro writers) with creative prompts, tips and exercises to beat writer’s block and find inspiration. If you like writing, you don’t have to worry about the creative blocks or the fear of the blank page anymore. Thanks to “iDeas for Writing”, you will always carry with you a whole writing workshop with creative triggers and exercises to get your imagination flowing. Avaliable for iPhone,… Read Article →

Writing prompts for teens - iTeenWrite - session one

Writing prompts for teens – iTeenWrite – session one

iTeenWrite – free online writing workshops for teens and kids – Session One – writing prompts with unexpected words. Visit for show notes and free downloads. In this session, Charmaine Clancy, popular children’s author, will challenge you to write a short story including words she provides. This is a fast moving activity with no time to manipulate or plan your story. It gets some surprising results! Want to share your… Read Article →

Late Night Vlog #8: Writing Prompts

Late Night Vlog #8: Writing Prompts

Aileen talks about some of her favorite writing prompts in preparation for National Novel Writing Month! Virgin Awards: “Hateful Things” by Sei Shonagon: “Happy Endings” by Margaret Atwood: “How to Eat” starring Robert Benchley: “Levitate” by Rives: Steve Jobs biography excerpts: Blackout poetry: Morse code poetry: Learn more about Late Night Library! Like us on Facebook! Follow us on Twitter! Follow us on Tumblr! Subscribe on iTunes! Listen on Stitcher… Read Article →

Script Writing for Games Featuring Rhianna Pratchett and James Swallow

Script Writing for Games Featuring Rhianna Pratchett and James Swallow

This is a session on how writing for video games works with James Swallow (Deus Ex:Human Revolution) and Rhianna Pratchett (Tomb Raider). They talk about the process, issues and approach in writing for video games. The above video was a session at Nine Worlds Geekfest 2013. The session was supported by The Wellcome Trust as part their engagement with with the games, broadcast and film industries and commitment to gaming… Read Article →

Writing Fiction: Bring Your Characters To Life With Roz Morris

Writing Fiction: Bring Your Characters To Life With Roz Morris

Download you FREE Successful Author Blueprint at: More writing tips at: Plot will carry you through a book as a reader, but the characters are usually what sticks with you after the book is finished. But how do you ensure your characters are memorable enough? Roz Morris discusses aspects of improving character in this interview about her new book on bringing characters to life In today’s interview, I talk to… Read Article →

Why schools need technology to teach writing: Jeff Scheur at TEDxGunnHighSchool

Why schools need technology to teach writing: Jeff Scheur at TEDxGunnHighSchool

Jeff Scheur is an education entrepreneur focused on blending technology and teaching pedagogy to create optimal learning experiences for students.He spent eight years teaching high school English and served as the debate director at Whitney Young (national champions, 2010). Founder of noredink.com, Jeff strives to help students improve their grammar/writing skills. In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together… Read Article →

Freewriting - teen creative writing activities - iTeenWrite - session eight

Freewriting – teen creative writing activities – iTeenWrite – session eight

Visit for show notes and free downloads. iTeenWrite – free online writing workshops for teens and kids – Session Eight – freewriting to generate story ideas In this session, Charmaine Clancy, popular children’s author, will explore the value of freewriting and get you started. You’ll also learn how to get stories from your freewriting. Want to share your story? Leave it in a comment, or read it in a video… Read Article →

Creative Writing: Narrative Writing Tip- Planning Tip

Creative Writing: Narrative Writing Tip- Planning Tip

Creative Writing: Narrative Writing Tip- Planning Tip One important step when planning your narrative is to make sure you know the ins and outs of your main character. By planning in so much detail that you know your character’s worst fears, favourite food and most life-changing moment, you will naturally begin to add a personal voice to your writing and develop a dynamic character that your audience will love! Links… Read Article →

What is Copyright? (Australia) With Kylie Pappalardo

What is Copyright? (Australia) With Kylie Pappalardo

Want to share a QWC video? Be sure to attribute and link to QWC at www.qwc.asn.au In this video (video 2 of the series) copyright lawyer Kylie Pappalardo discusses what copyright is and how it affects Australian authors. This presentation was originally given as part of the ‘Business of Writing’ IQ Seminar held at Queensland Writers Centre in 2012. (The information contained in this video is still current at time… Read Article →

Writing, Illustrating And Marketing Books For Kids With Katie Davis

Writing, Illustrating And Marketing Books For Kids With Katie Davis

Get your free Author 2.0 Blueprint at: While adult narrative fiction moves easily into the digital environment, children’s books are a different challenge. In today’s podcast interview, children’s author and illustrator Katie Davis talks about writing, illustrating and marketing. How Katie got started with writing and illustrating. Her first book came out when she was nearly 40, so it was a long journey, although she was in writing and marketing… Read Article →

Top Ten Writing Rules From Famous Writers

Top Ten Writing Rules From Famous Writers

These top ten writing rules from famous writers will inspire your writing and your love of the craft. A few of you have asked about sources. Here you go! • All the Stephen King references are from his book On Writing (This book makes a great gift for the writer in your life) • Pierre Burton references are from The Joy of Writing (thanks to my friend Mehreen who lent… Read Article →

How To Write Poetry

How To Write Poetry

This video explains how to write poetry. Follow the steps to write a poem. Use the advice here to become a great poet and publish your poems on UnitedWorldPoets at

Writing short stories | TheLatinoAuthor.com

Writing short stories | TheLatinoAuthor.com

Thelma T. Reyna talks about crafting short stories. In this particular segment she talks about the typical structure of writing short stories and what is required. The topics in this video include planning, the elements that make up the story, the structure, characters, and much more. Music, Filming, and Editing by Imran Chaudhry Oh whenever I'm writing short stories particularly thankful okay I wasn't English teaching for 16 years a… Read Article →

MA Creative Writing

MA Creative Writing

Stephen Mooney, poet and postgraduate Programme Director, talks about what poetry means to him and what students can expect from the Creative Writing masters degree at the University of Surrey, UK.

How To Write A Short Story With Inkvite - The Creative Collaboration App

How To Write A Short Story With Inkvite – The Creative Collaboration App

Ever wondered how to write a short story? Look no further than Inkvite and be inspired! Inkvite is a new social app for iPhone & iPod Touch which enables you to collaborate, chat & write short stories easier than ever before. Publish your stories to the Inkvite library, read & rate stories and build your following. Get more followers by sharing your stories with Twitter & Facebook. once upon a… Read Article →