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“What Can You Pen?” 2015 Contest Results

After over 50 submissions and 2 rounds of judging, we’re excited to announce the winners for the third annual “What Can You Pen?” creative writing contest! First, though, we’d like to give credit where credit is due. The following individuals … Continue reading

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The Third Annual “What Can You Pen?” Creative Writing Contest

We’re excited to announce our third annual creative writing contest for UCLA students, co-sponsored by Westwind, UCLA’s journal of the arts! This year’s theme is “Before and After.” Submission Guidelines Prizes are awarded in both poetry and prose categories. Prose entries may … Continue reading

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A Fantastic First Day

On Friday, we had a fantastic first day at our middle school volunteering sites! Veteran volunteers Hristiana (pointing) and Cameron (not pictured) did a phenomenal job as our newest site leaders. We’re expecting great things from them 🙂 If you are interested … Continue reading

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Volunteer Day 2014: Think on Your Feet

We don’t have any golden rules in the Writer’s Den (…why would we?), but if we did, it would be to stay flexible. Our seven task captains made yesterday a success by doing just that. From start to finish, our project … Continue reading

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Here’s a link dump if you’re interested in NaNoWriMo

I’m sitting on this virtual pile of NaNoWriMo-related links and it would be a shame not to share them. Categorized for your convenience.

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I’ve decided to make “In Pursuit of Productivity” a biweekly series because it gives me more time to effectively observe and analyze each strategy in order to capture the essence of each…uh… Okay, so I didn’t write last week. But–but–I … Continue reading

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In Pursuit of Productivity: Intro

There’s a lot of advice floating around on the Internet about being a productive writer: Have a routine. Don’t have a routine. Write early in the morning. Write late at night. Have a daily goal. Have a weekly goal. Research … Continue reading

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