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Engaging Creativity in High School English Classes

By Mathilda Blevins, 11th Grade High school English classes can seem tedious to many students. The focus on analysis can be intimidating, giving students the impression that they dislike writing as a whole and eliminating all of its potential benefits from their lives. If high school English classes were to allow for more creative writing […]

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3 Famous Writers Who Have Overcome Hardship

By Maya Koparkar Sometimes, it can be hard to stay motivated as a writer. Maybe your writing isn’t garnering the reception or encouragement that you originally aimed for. Maybe you’re running out of ideas, stuck in a rut, or even facing blatant rejection. While these setbacks can be tough to overcome, they are things that […]

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15 of the Best Quotes About Writing

By Maya Koparkar One piece of advice you’ll get in writing workshops is to look to authors you admire for advice. It’s true: we take comfort in knowing that others have overcome common writing issues. Check out these quotes from famous authors to get inspired! “All you have to do is write one true sentence. Write […]

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Introducing Write Local’s Free Mentoring Program!

BECOME A WRITE LOCAL MENTEE! Do you express yourself through writing? Would you like to develop your creative voice? Do you want to improve your craft? Sign up to be a Write Local mentee! Write Local is a nonprofit organization that inspires writers like you to think creatively and innovate locally. Our one-on-one mentoring program […]

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Dealing with Writer’s Block

By Maya Koparkar It’s happened to every writer at least once in their life. You sit down, ready to start your writing adventure. As you manage to squeak out your first couple sentences, you find yourself drawing a blank. What should I say next? Where am I going to take this storyline? How am I […]

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Getting Started

By Maya Koparkar So you’ve decided you want to start writing. Good for you! The only problem is, you don’t know where to start. No worries. Getting started is one of the hardest parts of being a writer, but trust me, once you get started, you’ll be unstoppable. Look for inspiration. Have a favourite author/book/blog? […]

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Why Write?

By Maya Koparkar Writing is a tool as well as a pastime. Whether it is something you do for leisure, or you aren’t a fan at all, most people can agree on the fact that writing is important. Writing is important for your career. First of all, in all of life’s endeavors, communication is of […]

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Welcome to our new intern!

By Krista Sarraf When you start a community writing program, you can only hope that its mission will touch people around the world. So, you can imagine our excitement when Maya Koparkar from McGill University (that’s in Canada, folks) inquired about an internship with Write Local. When I spoke to Maya through Skype, her absolute passion […]

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Volunteer Spotlight: Kirra Lent

Please join Write Local in welcoming our newest volunteer, Kirra Lent. Originally from Greensburg, Pennsylvania, Kirra attends California University of Pennsylvania where she is studying Secondary Education Social Studies and English. Not only is Kirra a writer, but she is heavily involved with her college community: she is part of the travel club, history club, […]

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