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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.

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. Read more

Shelter From the Storm

Learn how to use a journal to weather a life-threatening illness. Read more

4 Steps for Developing Creative Ideas

by Jack Heffron, author of The Writer’s Idea Book Read more

Lock Up Your Private Writing

Guard your diary from trespassing eyes with a little creative protection. Read more

50 Prompts for Joyful Writing

How to celebrate and share your writing every day, even if you don’t publish your work. Read more

Indulge Yourself With a Comfort Journal

Self-nurturing is the foundation of a satisfying life, but it’s not second-nature. Learn how to comfort yourself. Read more

The 10 Commandments of Fiction Writing

Guide your writing ways with these 10 rules thou must not break.

by Raymond Obstfeld
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Create a Celebration Journal

Celebrate life in a journal you make, and create one more reason for celebration. Read more

I’ll Take the 5-Year Plan!

Keeping a five-year diary keeps your life in perspective, a few lines at a time. Read more

Self-Expression: Protect Your Words From Your Censor

Honor yourself by exercising honesty and courage in every journal entry. Read more

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