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The Time Is Now: Writing Prompts and Exercises

by Staff

The Literary Life

July/August 2016

<p>Create a found poem, break your habits, or be an ambassador to your own country—three prompts to ignite the creative process.</p>

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Special Section

May/June 2016

As part of a continuing series, we offer a breakdown of the numbers behind our Grants & Awards listings, highlighting the total amount of prize money given each year, the average cost of entry, types of sponsoring organizations, and more.

The Time Is Now: Writing Prompts and Exercises

by Staff

The Literary Life

March/April 2016

<p>Explore the emotions of color, shout your strongest feelings, and write for a vending machine—three prompts to ignite the creative process.</p>

The Time Is Now: Writing Prompts and Exercises

by Staff

The Literary Life

January/February 2016

<p>Experiment with myth, reinvent your relationships, and give love a bad name—three prompts to ignite the creative process.</p>

My Own Path to Publication: Choosing to Forgo the MFA

by Marie Myung-Ok Lee

Special Section

September/October 2015

<p>Though helpful to many writers, the MFA degree is not a requirement to become a working writer, particularly if teaching is not one’s career goal. Novelist Marie Myung-Ok Lee talks about her decision to forgo the MFA, and forge her own path to publication.&nbsp;</p>

Getting the Led Out: Discovering a Better Essay in the Foothills of South Carolina

by Joni Tevis

The Literary Life

September/October 2015

<p>The process of writing is one of discovery. A creative nonfiction writer describes how an essay in her new collection came to life, with a little unexpected help from Led Zeppelin.&nbsp;</p>

The Time Is Now

by Staff

The Literary Life

September/October 2015

<p>Compose a poem from a stranger’s perspective, unlock your unconscious with “automatic writing,” or create your own astrological forecast—three prompts to help you reach new depths in your writing.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>

Adjunct Anxiety: Teaching, Writing, Constantly Striving

by Melissa Febos

The Practical Writer

September/October 2015

<p>Adjuncting can be difficult, even for those who love teaching writing. A writer and teacher recounts the challenges of her adjunct experiences after graduating with an MFA and publishing her first book<i>.</i>&nbsp;</p>

Preparing for the Worst: The Negatively Framed Outline

by Benjamin Percy

The Literary Life

July/August 2015

<p>Pessimism can be a writer’s best friend: Fiction writer Benjamin Percy explores how the worst-case scenario can bring out the best in a story.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>

The Time Is Now

by Staff

The Literary Life

July/August 2015

<p>Follow in the dactylic footsteps of Homer, leave everyone behind for a solo journey, or report the breaking news of your own life—three prompts to help start your writing off on a great adventure.</p>
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