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Charlotte Brontë • Celebrate Charlotte Brontë’s birthday with a gift to a literary friend. Or yourself.
Flash Characterizations • Excerpted from his new book, The Art of Brevity, NaNoWriMo’s Grant Faulkner shows you how to push your characters to the hilt when you’re writing flash fiction.
Dog Tags • Read the grand-prize winner of our 500-Word Essay Contest.
In her own words • The grand prize winner of our 500-word essay contest, Michelle Y. Green, is a longtime author of historical fiction and biographies for kids. We asked her to reflect on what it was like to write her winning essay.
Broadening the Bookshelves • This month, we’re focusing on Jewish literature.
Getting to know Jewish literature
Talk to the Practitioner: Kathleen Alcalá
TO THE FUTURE AND BEYOND • Fidelity to science, technology, and certainconventions will make your sci-fi stories fly.
CIRCLE OF POETS • Community, support, accountability, and high-quality work: These are some of the benefits of being in a good poetry group. Here’s how to go about finding the right group for you – or starting your own.
TRUE STORIES • Why dramatic technique is not enough to write great creative nonfiction: You need an unwavering blend of hard-won facts and the drive to find them.
ADVICE FROM THE FRONTLINES • Against everything from gig economics to ChatGPT, how do you make it in the 2023 world of freelance writing?
THE MONTH AHEAD
Gigi • Will Know