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Kerri Majors, author of “This is Not a Writing Manual”

July 15, 2013, by

5 Ways to Play With Your Words

Maybe you’re a chiseler (a term I first heard used by YARN’s Fiction Editor Diana Renn to describe the kind of writer who chips away at the same project for a long time).  Maybe you’re more of a fickle writer like I am (the kind who flits from project to project, often finishing them and even working on them for years, but who can’t quite imagine chipping away for too long).  No … Read more

“A Fork in the Road”

September 1, 2010, by

One of the most important constants I have found in my time as a Polyphony HS editor has been that if the author does not know what they want to write, the final product will turn out poorly. This may seem obvious, but many a piece has come through the submission manager without meeting this criterion. Knowing what you want to write includes knowing what you want to convey to the reader, what your own strengths and weaknesses are, and … Read more

Observe and Tweet.

April 16, 2010, by

When the social networking site Twitter launched in March of 2006, teenagers received it with a resounding mixture of confusion and dismissal. “What’s the point?” and “I don’t understand it” became the most common response to Twitter-focused conversations in the cafeteria. But beyond the walls of high schools around the world, professionals—musicians, politicians, and actors—signed up to self-promote.

A longtime fan of standard blogging, I found Twitter and fell instantly in love. Many of my peers scoffed at my new … Read more

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