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7 Things Writers Always Get Wrong About Being in High School

By ElodieMay 4, 2018
Books, movies, and TV shows about high school are the greatest. I don’t want to BE in high school, necessarily, but did... More  →
7 Things Writers Always Get Wrong About Being in High School

THIS IS NOT A DRILL: SparkLife is Hiring Writers!

By SparkLifeApril 10, 2018
Are you a hilarious genius who loves to write? Are you an expert on Harry Potter,... More  →
THIS IS NOT A DRILL: SparkLife is Hiring Writers!

Auntie SparkNotes: Is It Wrong to Write Cross-Culturally?

By kat_rosenfieldMarch 30, 2018
Ahoy! SparkLife's wisest Auntie is taking a well-deserved vacation from the advice game this week. While we eagerly await her return, we'll... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: Is It Wrong to Write Cross-Culturally?

Auntie SparkNotes: I Want to Re-Dump My Writing Partner

By kat_rosenfieldJune 19, 2017
Dear Auntie, My writing partner, "Dolly," is ... not very good with writing. Inconsistent, not very willing to change bad ideas because "I... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: I Want to Re-Dump My Writing Partner

How Not to Ruin Your Life This Summer

By Megan PrietzelJune 14, 2017
It’s summer! That glorious, magical time of year when you only have to read the books you want to, only have to... More  →
How Not to Ruin Your Life This Summer

20 Ways You Definitely Should NOT Start Your Novel

By Josh SorokachMay 8, 2017
Writing is hard. In fact, that last sentence alone took us 20 minutes to construct, mostly because we were questioning every choice... More  →
20 Ways You Definitely Should NOT Start Your Novel

How Strong Is Your Thesis Statement?

By SparkNotesNovember 3, 2016
Let's figure out what you're doing right, and what needs tweaking. ... More  →
How Strong Is Your Thesis Statement?

How to Get Through a Book You HATE

By Amanda BellJune 1, 2016
We’ve all been there. You buy a book because so-and-so said it was “AN AHMAZZZING MUST MUST,” but after a few chapters... More  →
How to Get Through a Book You HATE

Tips for Creating Believable Fantasy Characters

By Andi O'ConnorMay 31, 2016

With characters ranging from wizards and elves to vampires and werewolves, only our imagination limits what type of being we can

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Tips for Creating Believable Fantasy Characters