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10 Winter Writing Prompts to Warm You Up

We know it’s cold outside, so we’re giving you a great reason to stay inside. You guessed it—start writing!

Q&A with Natasha Preston, #1 New York Times Bestselling Author of The Cellar

In this Q&A, Natasha Preston tells us a little bit about her writing process, her inspiration, and her upcoming novel, The Twin.

Author Kathleen Glasgow Shares Secrets and Lies for the Good of Your Soul

In this article, Kathleen Glasgow shares advice and prompts for how you can use writing to explore your feelings and end up helping others feel less alone.

Author Jeff Zentner Reveals the “Mother of Imagination”

Want to get better at writing? Get bored! In this essay, author Jeff Zentner reveals the “mother of imagination” and shares Rayne & Delilah’s Midnite Matinee’s strange origin story.

Author Brandon Sanderson’s Process and Advice for Writing Fierce Characters

I’m always looking for a new direction to take in talking about writing...

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Writing Advice from Author of One of Us Is Lying Karen M. McManus

If you’re working on writing your own page-turning thriller, check out this writing advice from Karen herself!

Writing Prompts Inspired by Stronger, Faster, and More Beautiful by Arwen Elys Dayton

Arwen Elys Dayton put together a list of writing prompts that ask what is YOUR version of the future? Pick a prompt and share your story!

Writing Exercises to Promote Gratitude

'Tis the season for gratitude! Here are some suggestions and writing prompts to help you feel full of thanks, whenever you might want a boost. . .

You Will Be Heard! Join Our Movement

We are so inspired by the brave students from Parkland, Florida who spoke up and spoke out after the tragic shooting at their school. And now, we want to hear your voice!

Everything You Need to Know About the New Underlined Dashboard!

The more you engage, the more will appear on your dashboard! So why not start now?

8 Times Authors Got Real About Their Writing on Twitter

Being a writer isn't easy— deadlines, reviews, rejection. AHHHH! Ok, breathe. These tweets from some of our favorite YA authors prove that every writer goes through some ups and downs. . .

Learning from a Legend: Tamora Pierce’s Writing Process!

Beloved fantasy author Tamora Pierce is a legend and she's sharing her writing process with the Underlined community! Check out how Tamora Pierce approaches a day of writing. . .

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