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The Center blog is teeming with tips and inspiration for starting and maintaining your writing practice.

Writing requires solitude, but being a writer requires community. Since we still cannot connect in-person, here are three pandemic-safe ways to stay social and keep growing.
When we aren't writing, it can be challenging to stay connected to our creativity and works-in-progress. Here are some tried and true techniques for engaging your writing while away from the page.
I might have thought he was in another world, but it was me. I was young, true, but I don't think that sense of otherness has ever left me. I was moving, certainly; with Jahn, my wings, like a new butterfly, grew manifest. But I'd never, I believe now, leave the world of childhood.
Let's explore food and family gatherings this month, the month when many of us gather to give thanks. What will that gathering look like for you this pandemic year?
The act and process of writing has well-documented mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual health benefits. Here is a three-step process for pursuing them through a journaling practice.
Shawna Ayoub Ainslie offers some guidance for stripping your writing of unnecessary repetition while staying on the track of your intended meaning.
My place has been staged all summer, chairs and umbrellas distanced 10 or more feet, for the few friends who have visited. And when they go, the chairs are empty, still, orderly and beautiful. Waiting...
What are you afraid of? What should scare you, but doesn't? What can you appreciate about the thing that scares you the most in the world?
Think about where you are right now and where you want to go in your writing practice, then read on for guidance on who to bring along:
I write because the words need to come out and, when they do, that’s when I feel my best. Centered. The most like myself.