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Genuine advice on how to get past writing blocks, how to write for particular genres. Learn the gritty behind the scenes truths of what makes writing work and what doesn’t.

Find out what’s going on in the world of writers: retreats, competitions, conferences, and book fairs.

Incredible Writing Retreats to Attend in 2022

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Note: Don’t forget to check out our 2022 writing retreats list.

If you’re a passionate writer then you know that having a dedicated time just for writing is one of the things that lifts up your spirit and boosts your creativity. However, everyday life duties and responsibilities just get in the way of that. Take a look at these incredible writing retreats in 2022 for a much needed break from everyday life and pour all of your focus on relaxing, meeting fellow writers and of course, writing!

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2022 Writing Contests – When, How and Why to Enter

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Who doesn’t love a good writing contest? The thrill of winning is always incomparable! Nothing pumps up a writer’s adrenaline and makes him up his game like competing with other greatest writers. Whether you have a passion for horror, science fiction, or even tragedy, proving yourself amongst your peers will help you get ahead in the writing field.

If you’re up for the challenge, we’ve gathered some of the best writing contests happening in 2022 to help you find the right one for you.

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The Comprehensive List of International Book Fairs 2022

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A book lover’s wildest dream is to be surrounded by a sea of books. Whether it’s in a library that extends as far as the eye can see, or in a cozy nook in the comfort of their own home, it doesn’t matter. But there’s something else that gives them an exhilarating rush: book fairs. For that reason, we’ve brought a treat for all of you bibliophiles out there with a list of books fairs from all over the world taking place in 2022. These events are rife with book-related wonders. From acquiring books you’re dying to read, to meeting your favorite authors and finding like-minded readers, you’ll be sure to enjoy yourself.

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4 Different Types of Writing You Need to Understand

Whether you’re still studying or starting a writing career, learning how to write properly is critical to every stage of your journey. It’s also vital when embarking on anything that requires the eloquent use of the written word. After all, if you’re looking to get any message across, you need to develop a certain set of skills. Understanding the purpose of the pieces you’re working on is fundamental. For it helps you choose from the different types of writing that will enhance their overall quality.

Different Types of Writing

There are essentially four different types of writing: expository, descriptive, narrative and persuasive. Within each category are subcategories that more or less follow the same rules, but with slight variations. Each of these types serves a certain purpose. Still, a single written piece may include more than one. In any case, learning the different types of writing is just the tip of the iceberg. If you seek to truly develop your writing skills, here is some great advice from famous authors. Continue Reading

Notable Writing Courses in 2021 to Enroll in Now

New year means new opportunities to hone your writing skills. As always, our goal is to help you not only further your writing career, but to make the most of your writing. With that said, we’re bringing you hundreds of writing courses in 2021 you should check out.

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From basic classes to master classes, this range of courses should help you no matter the field or level of writing you’re at. So take a look at this list and find the right pick for you!  Continue Reading

Don’t Miss Out on These 2021 Writing Conferences

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Writing a book is not all it takes to become a writer. There’s so much more to the process and to what’s involved. There are a lot of choices along the way and it can sometimes be confusing to figure out which is the right way for you. That’s why these 2021 writing conferences are essential for you.

2021 writing conferences

Writing conferences are ideal places to not only hone your writing craft, but to also network and interact with those in the publishing industry. From agents to publishers and published authors, you can learn a lot more about the industry and get all the tips and the tricks of the trade that you might need. The best thing about this year’s events is that a large part of them are hosted online, meaning you have a bigger chance of attending all while in the comfort of your own home. Continue Reading

Fascinating Writing Retreats in 2021 to Escape To

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Uncertain times bring along with them a lot of uncertain plans. While we can’t predict what the future holds, maybe venturing outside the city and crowded areas can finally be the cure for your writing problems. That is where these writing retreats in 2021 come in.

Writing retreats in 2021

As with many events happening post the spread of the pandemic, many retreats have adjusted both their programs and their health precautions. With many new regulations in place, we’re bringing you this year’s edition of writing retreats in 2021 you can escape to. Continue Reading

300+ Writing Contests You Need to Enter in 2021

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If there’s one thing we need these days, it’s consistency. Something that proves not everything has changed. Something that gives you a bout of comfort given the current circumstances. So what better way to do that than to know 2021 comes with a host of writing contests for people of all ages from all around the world?

Writing contests

Whatever your writing niche or preferred writing genre, there’s bound to be a contest for you. From short stories to poems and even essays, this year we’ve expanded our list more than ever. All you need is one chance, right? You never know, this might be the contest that helps you further your writing career! Continue Reading

Exciting International Book Fairs Happening in 2021

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There’s no question that the year 2020 has been an unprecedented one in terms of a global pandemic altering millions of plans and even entire lives. It left the world in a state of anxious confusion, but sometimes, you can’t help but wish for the best. Maybe, just maybe, things will go well, and we can finally go back to doing the things we used to enjoy. Things such as attending international book fairs from all around the globe.

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The haze of uncertainty from last year has driven a lot of the fairs to have a
contingency plan in case things go bad. Some of our beloved fairs have postponed their events to a later time. Others have been cancelled or even discontinued. Then there are many that decided to proceed with caution, whether by implementing new rules or limited attendances. Or by hosting most of their events online. No matter what, it’s a good thing for us bibliophiles to know that there’s still a way for us to enjoy our favorite time of year!
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6 Lessons From the Most Beloved Instagram Books

If there’s one thing we can safely state, it’s that writing advice can be found in droves all over the internet. Plenty of resources focus on what should be done and how. To ensure maximum productivity and creativity, we can sometimes forget it’s also good to learn by observing. One of the best phenomena to observe would be popular Instagram books.

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In the following article, we will take a look at four successful authors and cartoonists, and what made them so wildly popular. Not necessarily through books sold, but through the impact they had online. What ties them together? They garnered impressive Instagram numbers, yet with wildly different content. Continue Reading