While the squirrels are busy burying their nuts and the hordes are picking their apples and pumpkins, we writers should also be using this season to gather our ideas. During the summer, we had time to relax and ponder new topics or get inspiration from a trip or excursion. Now it’s time to turn those fruitful moments into bountiful writing. These September-themed writing prompts can help!
It’s back-to-school time and that’s got us nostalgic about packed lunches, school supplies, and of course, our teachers. We asked our team members to tell us about a teacher or mentor who had a positive impact on their educational or writing journeys. Read what they had to say.
By mid-August, we have fully embraced summer. The days are long and our thoughts come s-l-o-w. But how does this summer slowdown affect our writing? We don’t want the hazy lazy days of summer to make us less productive. We want to make the most of these longer, quieter days. With only a few short weeks left of summer, read our tips to help you stay focused on writing.
There’s something magical about the union of summer and blockbusters—a perfect blend of escapism and thrill that transforms movie theaters into epic playgrounds of imagination. Have you had a chance to see them yet? Before you purchase your movie tickets, check out the reviews of our writers.
Summertime brings out our wanderlust and people typically plan a trip or vacation between June and August. As writers, we want to turn those summer excursions into worthwhile creative experiences, delving deeper into writing. We asked our writers what writing outings they have enjoyed in the past or are planning this summer. Read what they had to say.
“To sit in the shade on a fine day and look upon verdure is the most perfect refreshment.” – Jane Austen
The first day of summer begins on Wednesday, June 21, and with it comes an urge to take it outside. Whether we are reading, writing, or just hanging out, summer allows us to spend more time in the great outdoors. We asked our team members to show us their favorite outdoor spaces.
This summer, PWN is going on a writing workshop tour! Join us for one of our in-person workshops. Or be a super fan and come to a bunch! Tickets are on sale now!
Sometime during the last few years, I’ve become obsessed with comedy. Maybe it’s the aftermath of the pandemic, or aging, or having kids that are leaving the nest, or just a way of processing the world—but I’ve come to crave shows, essays, podcasts and movies that make me laugh. Shows like Ted Lasso, Shrinking, Mike Birbiglia’s The Old Man and the Pool and Nick Kroll’s Little Big Boy. All of these have made me laugh. But, when I take a step back and look at common threads among types of comedy I most enjoy, I notice a trend. I’m not only laughing, I’m also sometimes crying.
Smartless, Wiser Than Me, The Shit No One Tells You About Writing–although we don’t like to admit it, we know there are other podcasts out there besides our beloved PWN’s Debut Review (which by the way you can listen to on Apple & Spotify). There are so many options that when you’ve finished the latest episode of PWN’s Debut Review, you might be overwhelmed by which podcast to queue up next. To help you, we asked our PWN Team what they are listening to these days.
book inc, Project Write Now’s book-writing community, is excited to announce its new Book Submission Lab. This six-month program is designed for writers ready to submit their memoirs or novels for publication. Beginning July 26, Book Submission Lab will be led by Jennifer Carson. Jennifer earned a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing and…