Writing Short Stories & Essay Writing

Writing short stories, fiction and essays isn’t easy – in fact, the relative brevity of these pieces can make them even more challenging to create. Inside you’ll learn the best techniques for doing it well, and using those pieces as a springboard for lengthier works.

Gone Journaling

Live a life worth writing about! Venture from your daily routine, and leave this note on the door: Gone Journaling!

The Hunt for Red-Hot Anecdotes

What's the secret to finding great personal stories for articles when you've run out of usual suspects? Learn to make your writing up-close and personal by scoping out these four sure-fire resources.

Writing in Winter

Time introduces a new character to our lives each season, one with a temperature and temperament that affects our own. Take the time to record the details of your life in winter.

Passing Her Message On

One mother did not want the lessons and inspiration of her daughter's life to pass away. She published her story—using the words from her daughter's journals.