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How to Read a Novel for Class

By Emma W.March 22, 2017
This post was originally published in May 2016 I remember in high school—and, yes, sometimes even in college—I would go to class thinking I... More  →
How to Read a Novel for Class

How to Write a Killer Thesis Statement

By Kurt HarrogateMarch 17, 2017
This post was originally published in April 2016 We've all been there: sitting in front of a blank word document, staring down the... More  →
How to Write a Killer Thesis Statement

Did NaNoWriMo Slay You? READ THIS

By Sara BenincasaNovember 30, 2016
National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo, is about to draw to a close. But this particular November, after a fractious and often... More  →
Did NaNoWriMo Slay You? READ THIS

New Year, New Goals

By Ally M.August 21, 2015
There's nothing like a fresh start—be it a new Gregorian year, new Lunar year, or new school year—to give you the opportunity... More  →
New Year, New Goals

6 Creative Writing Exercises to Smash Your Writer's Block

By Nicole DiekerJuly 16, 2015
Some of us find the blank page liberating. Others of us? TERRIFYING. Even if you love writing more than you love pugs and butts... More  →
6 Creative Writing Exercises to Smash Your Writer's Block

Virginia Woolf's Tips for Writing a New York Times Bestseller

By Katherine MollyApril 1, 2015
I am Virginia Woolf, author of some of the greatest books of all time, and while I truly need no introduction,... More  →
Virginia Woolf's Tips for Writing a New York Times Bestseller

The Dos and Don'ts Of Writing Your College Application Essay

By Audrey MurrayOctober 30, 2014
If you’re like most people, sitting down to write your college essay is a great way to get some serious flossing done.... More  →
The Dos and Don'ts Of Writing Your College Application Essay

The DOs and DON'Ts of Writing a College Admission Essay

By Jason SaenzDecember 12, 2013
If you're a senior, this winter break is the perfect time to write that college essay you've been putting off for weeks—to... More  →
The DOs and DON'Ts of Writing a College Admission Essay

What to Do if NaNoWriMo is Killing Your Soul

By ElodieNovember 19, 2013
So, NaNoWriMo is killing your soul. That’s perfectly natural—expected, even! Plot holes are appearing out of nowhere, and your characters are copping... More  →
What to Do if NaNoWriMo is Killing Your Soul

NaNoWriMo and the Lure of the Half-Blank Page

By Kathryn_WilliamsNovember 6, 2013
Whelp, here we go again. NaNoWriMo time. The Internet has not yet figured out a way to imbue the written word with... More  →
NaNoWriMo and the Lure of the Half-Blank Page