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What Your Note-Taking Method Says About You

By Sara JonssonApril 18, 2013
There are extremely few people in the world who can remember every face they see, every name they hear, every... More  →
What Your Note-Taking Method Says About You

SparkLife Poetry Club: Being Cool

By Ricki HurtadoApril 16, 2013
If you're a regular visitor to this site, then you'll know all about the next theme coming up. This Week's Topic: Being Cool Your... More  →
SparkLife Poetry Club: Being Cool

How to Write an Essay in College

By FayeApril 9, 2013
As the end of the school year rapidly approaches, you’re bound to have a few final essays to write. In fact, you’re... More  →
How to Write an Essay in College

EXCLUSIVE: Rick Yancey Tells Us About Writing the Most-Anticipated YA Novel of the Year

By kat_rosenfieldApril 8, 2013
One of the most-anticipated YA books slated for this year is THE 5TH WAVE, an alien apocalypse survival story... More  →
EXCLUSIVE: Rick Yancey Tells Us About Writing the Most-Anticipated YA Novel of the Year

SparkLife Poetry Club: Friendship

By Ricki HurtadoMarch 26, 2013
Hello everyone! First of all, YAY POETRY!! Second of all, yeeeaaah I didn't realize the Sparkler Post section would be clogged with awesome... More  →
SparkLife Poetry Club: Friendship

19 Jobs Your Main Character SHOULDN'T Have

By Scott GreenstoneMarch 22, 2013
Oh God. Another movie about a dentist. When have you ever heard that? There aren't movies or books or TV shows about dentists.... More  →
19 Jobs Your Main Character SHOULDN'T Have

Announcing the SparkLife Poetry Club

By Ricki HurtadoMarch 18, 2013
I used to think I was the only person in English who actually looked forward to reading poetry. I thought it was... More  →
Announcing the SparkLife Poetry Club

You Guys, the NYC Teen Author Festival starts TODAY!

By Kathryn_WilliamsMarch 18, 2013
Don't get us wrong. We're not saying you should sell your textbooks online, empty your Dalek piggy bank, tell your... More  →
You Guys, the NYC Teen Author Festival starts TODAY!

Dan's 22 Storytelling Tips

By Dan_BergsteinMarch 13, 2013
Pixar’s storyboard artist Emma Coats wrote 22 awesome storytelling tips for writers, and since Tweeting the list, it’s gone viral. The advice... More  →
Dan's 22 Storytelling Tips

How to Write a Short Story

By Sean McCarthyMarch 7, 2013
Step 1: Panic An important part of the writing process is having a deadline that you ignore until the last possible minute. This... More  →
How to Write a Short Story