writing

Want Your Kids to Grow Up to Be Writers? Choose These Names

It turns out that if you want your children to be writers, you should consider naming them Kate and Simon. In 2014, Verdant Labs used public records to analyze common names by profession in the United States. They found that people with certain names are disproportionately more likely to have various careers. They based this… Continue reading Want Your Kids to Grow Up to Be Writers? Choose These Names

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Writing Week in Review: 3/11-3/17

The brain is a strange beast. This spring mine would rather write snippets from a thousand different stories than it would focus on one. I have a theory about that. Writing particular scenes is more rewarding on a neurological level. We want to write those portions because it feels good, feels better than good to… Continue reading Writing Week in Review: 3/11-3/17

Poetry

The Best Kind of Bot: The New Yorker’s Poetry Bot

As many of you know, I am a poetry nerd, which is why I am incredibly excited to share The New Yorker’s new Poetry Bot. By following the Bot on Twitter or Facebook Messenger, people can receive excerpts from different poems every day for the next three months. The poems have been chosen by The New Yorker’s poetry… Continue reading The Best Kind of Bot: The New Yorker’s Poetry Bot

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Writing Contest: The Missouri Review’s $1000 Miller Audio Prize

I’ve found another great contest for writers; The Missouri Review is now holding its annual Miller Audio Prize. This contest is a little different than some of the others that I’ve shared. As the name indicates, entries must involve an audio element. Participants may submit a piece of poetry, prose, humorous writing, or audio documentary with… Continue reading Writing Contest: The Missouri Review’s $1000 Miller Audio Prize