creative writing

The Waiting Game: Sending Work to Publishers

Life of Pi, The Help, Twilight, War of the Worlds, The Notebook, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, The Chronicles of Narnia, The Da Vinci Code, and countless others. All books that were rejected by several, sometimes even dozens, of publishers before becoming insanely successful. If your book is truly destined for publishing, you will get it published eventually. You just have to make sure you know how to correctly send your manuscript to publishers. Step one is to finish…

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Looking For an Idea?

How many writers does it take to change a light bulb? That question may never be answered, but I do know it only takes one person to find an idea worthy of a light bulb above your head. The beginning of every single novel, short story, poem, or any kind of writing at all starts with the idea. If you are having trouble thinking of the next Hunger Games or Harry Potter, try to think of taking ideas from your…

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Hello there! My name is Alissa Knop and I am one of the new editors for the I Love to Write website and blog. I am currently a senior at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh majoring in journalism and minoring in creative writing. I work at the University’s Writing Center, helping writers to improve their writing and working with all kinds of students, including those with learning disabilities and who are learning English as a second language. I also work as the…

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