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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

Writer Wars: PLOT TWIST!

By wallflower19March 4, 2013
While I wait for my picture to load (I really hope it'll hurry up) I'll take some time for a brief recap.... More  →

Writer Wars: Haiku Time!

By wallflower19February 25, 2013
Wow. I'm amazed at the success of the new Writer Wars. I even almost fainted when I saw that the fabulous Chelsea... More  →

Changes to the Sparkler Post Policy

By Dan_BergsteinFebruary 20, 2013
When we asked the Sparklers to contribute and write their own posts, we had no idea how many thoughtful, witty, and talented... More  →
Changes to the Sparkler Post Policy

Writer Wars: Revival

By wallflower19February 18, 2013

I was just thinking a little today, and I realized that a bunch of the newer Sparklers might not know what Writer

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Send Us Your First Kiss Stories and You Could Be Featured on SparkLife!

By Emily WinterFebruary 6, 2013
Have you had your first kiss? Was is the best? The worst? Did you barf and faint and then come to, only... More  →
Send Us Your First Kiss Stories and You Could Be Featured on SparkLife!

How to Train Your Pet to Do Anything

By reidfaylorJanuary 23, 2013
FROM: wallflower19 Hey Reid! Can you please explain to me what the necessary components of an expository essay are? My mind... More  →
How to Train Your Pet to Do Anything

3 Teen Novelists Share The Best Advice They've Ever Heard

By Brandon SpecktorJanuary 16, 2013
"Being a teenager is so important." -Theo Lawrence "Maybe some day I'll write for adults. But only if they're good." -Deborah Heiligman Last night,┬áthree... More  →
3 Teen Novelists Share The Best Advice They've Ever Heard

College Essays: The World I Came From

By Lauren PassellDecember 20, 2012
The Prompt: Describe the world you come from, for example, family, friends, school, city, etc., and describe how that has shaped your dreams... More  →
College Essays: The World I Came From

College Applications: Tricks to Stay Within the Word Limit

By Valerie BurnDecember 19, 2012
Word limits! They are the worst. Here, user dreberad struggles too make her essay 500 words. Fortunately, we have some... More  →
College Applications: Tricks to Stay Within the Word Limit