Enrich your Craft — Stay in the Know

Smart articles you should read if you’re a writer looking to get published:

The Reverse Outline by Deborah Kevin
This article in the Little Patuxent Review, a journal of literature and the arts, discusses a technique called the reverse outline. Grab a novel (or your completed draft) and get ready to learn!

The Art of the Strange Writing Exercise by Nick Ripatrazone
As a staff writer for The Millions, Nick often condenses useful information about creative writing into digestible articles, offering a thought-provoking lens on the craft. Here is discusses the need to keep things strange and messy — and offers a useful exercise to get your creative wheels turning.

Help! Someone is publishing your idea! By Mary Kole
The Kidlit website is always full of great suggestions and information. Here, Mary discusses the dreaded fear of someone else beating you to the punch with a novel idea. (Hint…you’ll be ok!)

The Horn Book: An interview with Tim Wynne-Jones
One of the greatest things writers can do is to read interviews with other writers. This one won’t disappoint. Tim shares insights into his writing process.

Creativity tip: When you need inspiration, figure out what you need to know by Nathan Bransford
Even if Nathan doesn’t technically believe in writer’s block (as noted on his blog), he does admit that idea-lessness can stir up panic in a writer. He offers some tips to overcome the blank page.

The Introverts Guide to Conferences by Rachelle Gardner
Experience as a literary agent and publishing coach has allowed Rachelle to compile the inside scoop on writing conferences.

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