Writing tips

Do it like Zadie Smith

6 tips for achieving Zadie Smith's no-nonsense, just-get-on-with-it approach to writingRead More

Profile PhotoKate Darnton19 December 2023

Podcasts for inspiration

Long ago, in 1992, before podcasts were ever created, Julia Cameron presented a simple equation, feed your mind and it …Read More

Profile PhotoEmanda Percival7 October 2022

Notes on Voice

In my Level 2 poetry class, a student once asked me: What exactly is a writer’s voice? It’s a hard …Read More

Profile PhotoWende Crow7 September 2022

How to use gender-neutral pronouns in your writing

July 14 is International Non-Binary People’s Day, the perfect time to talk about the correct use of gender-neutral pronouns. First …Read More

Profile PhotoInge Lamboo7 July 2022

6 tips for keeping your writing resolutions

Is one of your resolutions to make more time for your writing? Perhaps even establish a writing routine? Here are …Read More

Profile PhotoIWC Staff12 January 2022

Writing tips from Jean Kwok

Award-winning author Jean Kwok shared some fantastic writing and publishing tips in the masterclass she gave for us in October …Read More

Profile PhotoIWC Staff3 December 2021

How to deal with your inner critic so you can keep writing

You know that voice that crops up in your head when you’re writing and tells you that you’re not creative …Read More

Profile PhotoIWC Staff29 October 2021

How to start a writing group

You probably have this already figured out: for a writer, community is invaluable. You need other people to help keep …Read More

Profile PhotoJennifer van der Kwast4 August 2021

My Daily Practice

Every term, my students ask: how do you develop a writing practice? If you’re taking one of our core writing …Read More

Profile PhotoKaren Kao1 December 2020

Top tips for writing stellar flash fiction from SmokeLong Quarterly

Christopher Allen, editor-in-chief of SmokeLong Quarterly, gives his best tips for writing and submitting flash fiction.Read More

Profile PhotoAbi Carter30 September 2020

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