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Relax: All Your Story Ideas Have, in Fact, Been Done Before

The thing about writing fiction is, no matter how flowery your prose, no matter how rich your characters, no matter how many of your metaphors take a reader’s breath away, something has to happen  in your story—there has to be a plot. “A guy walks into a bar” is not a story. “A guy walks […]

Dylan’s Great Poem

Young people around the world have a chance to celebrate National Poetry Day in a unique way: by helping to pen an epic 100-line bilingual poem inspired by the work of legendary Welsh poet Dylan Thomas. On Thursday, October 2 (National Poetry Day), anyone aged seven to twenty-five from anywhere in the world can go […]