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50 Signs You're a Writer

By RubyJanuary 23, 2015
When your friend suggested you go on a date with the guy from physics class, you screeched, "The guy from PHYSICS CLASS??? No... More  →
50 Signs You're a Writer

THE MINDHUT FICTION CONTEST WINNERS HAVE BEEN PICKED... and Soon All Will Be Revealed!

By Ryan BrittJanuary 16, 2015
Last week, The Mindhut Short Fiction Contest concluded, which for many of you, meant rushing to beat the deadline, but for us,... More  →
THE MINDHUT FICTION CONTEST WINNERS HAVE BEEN PICKED... and Soon All Will Be Revealed!
Fantasy Spells to Get Your Writing Magic Flowing for The MindHut Short Fiction Contest

Fantasy Spells to Get Your Writing Magic Flowing for The MindHut Short Fiction Contest

By Ryan BrittDecember 5, 2014
The MindHut Short Fiction contest is coming! Soon, you’ll have the chance to submit your very own short pieces for possible publication,... More  →

20 First Sentences Guaranteed to Improve Your Novel

By Brandon SpecktorNovember 17, 2014
One sentence can make or break an entire story, even before it’s written. Stephen King admits that the opening line... More  →
20 First Sentences Guaranteed to Improve Your Novel

Career Wha? The Science Writer

By Ashley Brooke RobertsSeptember 30, 2014
Career Wha? is designed to give you a little insight into different careers, because lots of teens have no clue what to... More  →
Career Wha? The Science Writer

Signs You're Coming Down with a CASE OF THE CAPS

By Valerie BurnSeptember 26, 2014
In and around the SparNnotes offices, we do A LOT OF YELLING. There's actual yelling (WHY ARE HACKERS LEAKING NUDE PHOTOS OF... More  →
Signs You're Coming Down with a CASE OF THE CAPS

Writer Wars: Villains

By reidfaylorJune 24, 2014
Hello, my dear, talented, precocious, indefatigable writers, and welcome to your weekly WRITER WARS—the only weekly writing competition where two writers enter,... More  →
Writer Wars: Villains

Writer Wars Winner: "Sting" by fornarnia720!

By reidfaylorJune 19, 2014
Congratulations to fornarnia720 for winning last (well, last last) week's Writer Wars! Her story, titled "Sting," describes an animal with an appreciation... More  →
Writer Wars Winner: "Sting" by fornarnia720!

Writer Wars: Animals

By reidfaylorJune 18, 2014
Writers, readers, welcome back to Writer Wars! Sorry for the week off—I don't know how you guys filled the (endless) void, but... More  →
Writer Wars: Animals