CAPTIVATED: WHAT PWN IS OBSESSED WITH …

May as a verb is about permission, asking for and granting it. At PWN, we believe in allowing ourselves space to enjoy the activities that feed our souls and make us happy. We give ourselves permission to indulge in activities that delight our senses—sights, sounds, tastes, smells, and touch—and keep us coming back for more. …

Q&A with Laura Cyphers

Project Write Now is excited to introduce our newest instructor, Laura Cyphers, who will be teaching remotely from Virginia. Laura is teaching two poetry classes—one for adults: Poetry & the Natural World and one for teens: Teen Poetry. We recently “virtually” sat down with Laura to learn more about her love of poetry and to find…

CAPTIVATED: WHAT PWN IS OBSESSED WITH …

We are all responding to our time in quarantine differently. Some of us are throwing ourselves into our work. Others are having difficulty focusing on the page. Whether it is directly related to our writing or not, we believe that whatever we’re doing to pass the time can be used to strengthen our insight and…

CAPTIVATED: WHAT PWN IS OBSESSED WITH …

February—with its red roses, love notes, and cheeky candy hearts—indulges our obsessions. Romantic, plutonic, drool-worthy, or a little silly, this is the month we are allowed to give ourselves over to guilty pleasures, profess our love, and get googly-eyed over people or objects we adore. Since we believe that inspiration comes in many forms, at…

2019 PWN Instructor Writing Tips

This year, we kicked off a “Writing Tip of the Month” from PWN instructors. Here is a roundup of all of our tips conveniently located in one spot for easy reference. JANUARY Eileen Whitener, Instructor, Writers Workshop Read widely and with a writer’s eye. Notice the moment you fall in love with a book. What…

Tower of Shame

You’re a writer. You choose to spend your time spilling your guts onto the page. You bleed. You reveal. You go deep. You reflect. You share your desires, obsessions, and insecurities with your readers in the name of your craft. You study the work of other writers for your craft. You read for pleasure, for…

All You Need to Know About NaNoWriMo!

This November, PWN is joining in on the NaNoWriMo fun of writing 50,000 words in a month. To take this challenge to the next level, we have created a CONTEST pitting our TEEN writers against our ADULT writers to see who can write the most words. We chatted with former teen intern Vivian Parkin DeRosa…