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

Consider transitions, not just the move from one thing to the next, but the actual space between. What are the emotions of change?
There are two main ways we can start to approach dialogue in our stories: a pacing beat and an action beat.
In her 49th post, Helena returns with another chapter from her middle-grade novel, about piano lessons and the value of practice and art.
Shawna Ayoub moves "beyond the book review" to dig into Jenn Givhan's use of footnotes in two poems from her latest book, Belly to the Brutal.
Teneice Durrant, creator of Tarot with Ten, returns with another full moon tarot reading and writing ritual. Writers, exchange a hard thing for a soft one.
Write about the idea of loving someone or something "warts and all."
There are three basics points of view that we come across in writing poetry and fiction. Explore them with famous examples and practice with an exercise.
In her 48th post, Helena shares a chapter from her favorite of her original works, Ruthie Pincus of Brooklyn.
Teneice Durrant returns in time for the September full moon with a tarot reading, ritual for releasing creative blocks, and writing exercise. Writers, do YOUR work, not someone else’s.
Tell us about your best friend, the one who knows everything about you, the one you go on adventures with, the first person you call when you get good news or bad.