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  • No Kid Hungry wants bloggers
    No Kid Hungry wants bloggers
    The charity No Kid Hungry is calling out to bloggers to join them in fighting hunger. The advocacy group needs the help of writers to advance the cause of ending child hunger.No Kid Hungry helps children gain access to the foods they need to grow....
  • NaNoWriMo 2014 Kick-off Locations
    Kick off NaNoWrimo with local write-ins and virtual workshops
    Where did October go? How did it fly by so quickly? National Novel Writing Month starts this Saturday, y'all. Are you ready? Have you got a plot in mind, or a character or two, or even just an evocative first sentence?If not, mark your...
  • NaNoWriMo preview
    NaNoWriMo preview
    November is National Novel Writing Month, NaNoWriMo, for short. It started out in July 1999 as a lovely sort of madness for writers who love a challenge, 30 days, 50,000 words. The charming website and the people behind NaNoWriMo never take...
  • One Simple Memory by Jean Kelso
    Into the Mind of an Author: Jean Kelso
    Tell us a little bit about yourself, anything you’d like your readers to know:Well let’s see, what would intrigue you all. I’m 36, married and have two sons. My husband’s name is Sevrin, and we have been married 13 years....
  • Into the Mind of an Author: Katie Gilmartin
    Into the Mind of an Author: Katie Gilmartin
    Tell us a little bit about yourself, anything you’d like your readers to know:I'm fascinated by the fifties, which were a time of such severe repression for Queers. Who would I have been if I'd lived at that time? Would I have been...
  • Milk Wood Writers' Cabin: Interior
    Virtual write-ins and writers' cabins for rent in Second Life
    Speaking of virtual write-ins, not all of them are on YouTube. Some of them are in Second Life. You can join other writers from around the world amid soothing sounds and pleasant views without having to leave Boulder or indeed your own home. And...
  • Fan Fiction
    When Did Fan Fiction Go Mainstream?
    For a long time “Fan Fiction” was nothing more than an exercise in self expression where a person could put themselves or their ideas into someone else’s work. Yet story telling is not what it once was. From books, theater and...
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    Creative Writing Contests and Submissions
    Here's a list of respected organizations that have writing contests, grants for writers, or awards. These various contests offer cash prizes, perhaps even a university scholarship or literary recognition! Some writing contests are free and...
  • Teresa Giudice
    ‘RHONJ’ star Teresa Giudice to write tell-all about jail time
    “The Real Housewives of New Jersey” star Teresa Giudice has always said that she would talk about her legal issues when she was allowed to do so. Between pleading guilty and being sentenced, she didn’t say much. Her lawyers were...
  • Online Writing Classes starting Oct 20, 2014
    Writing classes online beginning Oct 20, 2014
    Check out these great online writing classes coming up this next week atSavvyAuthors.com.Beginning the week of October 20, 2014:Making Your Characters Come Alive, Inside and Outwith Becky MartinezGood characters can grab you and draw you into a...
  • NaNoWriMo Participant 2014
    Participate in these novel planning events hosted by NaNoWriMo HQ
    Boulder has a huge and enthusiastic community of National Novel Writing Month participants. As such, it features many local resources for the would-be 30-day novelist. Nevertheless, it would be remiss of your Examiner not to mention the online...
  • Timothy Green, editor at Rattle.
    Rattle Magazine: Bringing Poetry to the Masses
    Poetry is often considered to be a semi-lost art form. In curriculum-driven, cash-strapped school systems art and humanities classes are regularly cut and rarely added. As literature becomes more obscure poems seem all but obsolete—a...
  • Finding a path: five year anniversay with examiner.com
    Finding a path: five year anniversary with examiner.com
    Five years ago today, I was on bed rest, ordered off my feet for 7 weeks because of a broken ankle, and my computer had just crashed. Talk about feeling helpless, I depended on my daughter and her family to take care of me, and I took care of my...
  • Road Block
    Overcoming Writers Block
    Detective Jones turned the corner and what he came to was… ; and the author has no idea what to write next. He has written himself directly into a mental road block. Much like his character, he finds himself in a dark alley, with no exit on...
  • Nothing Special by A.E.  Via
    Into the Mind of an Author: A.E. Via
    Tell us a little bit about yourself, anything you’d like your readers to know:Absolutely! My name is Adrienne Via, but I write under the name A.E. Via.While I’m still considered a fairly new author, only having written five books, I...