Tag Archives: writing

Libraries vs. Bookstores: What’s the Deal?


Posted by Shayna Take on January 31, 2018

Many strong calls to support local bookstores have gone out in the world over the last several years, but where’s the love for local libraries? What if you don’t have the means to spend a substantial amount of money on books? If you have to pick between one or the other, what should you choose?

Nanowrimo: What Now?


Posted by Grace Safford on November 29, 2017

Whether you hit the standard 50,000 word count or not, National Novel Writing Month (Nanowrimo) ends when November does. The craziest of us spent Nanowrimo actually attempting to draft an entire novel in 30 days. Now you have this thing sitting in front of you the morning of December first that probably has 3,000 typos,

The Art of Feedback and Disagreeing with Neil Gaiman


Posted by Grace Safford on October 11, 2017

There are two things writers arguably love just as much as writing: talking about writing and looking for writing advice from famous authors. My roommate and I are both Professional Writing majors, and we just bought copies of Stephen King’s On Writing, fully intending to read the book from cover to cover.   Of course,

Champlain Professors Discuss Writer’s Block


Posted by Kiera Hufford on May 31, 2017

Lately, we’ve been into publishing content that can help you out in your career, including posts about exploitation and technical freelancing tips. Something we rarely ever do, though, is reach out to the professors who gave us the knowledge that we’re passing onto you. I decided to reach out to the writing professors here at

Creating Your Personal Brand as a Writer


Posted by Emma Reed on May 17, 2017

Branding. We hear that word a lot nowadays. The first thing you probably think of is graphic design or big corporations. However, writers (now more than ever) also need to consider building their personal brands as they begin to put their work out in the world.   The word branding is used widely today, and

Ask Yourself: Do We Really Need Small Presses?


Posted by Kiera Hufford on April 26, 2017

Small presses—otherwise known as indie publishers—are a lot of people’s go-to for their first novel, anthology, etc. Why? Because it’s hard to get a deal with one of the Big Five. They have to see potential in you as an author and, frankly, it’s a little intimidating—especially since they’re known to give unprecedented multi-million dollar

Join Us for the Return of the Willard & Maple Cabaret


Posted by Dominic Rizzo on April 12, 2017

As a senior, I remember—as I hope many other Professional Writing majors my age do—a little something that happened two years ago: the Willard & Maple Cabaret.   A cultivator of the Champlain College creative community, the event featured everything from poetry reading, to prose reading, to live music, to improv comedy; I wouldn’t even be

Champlain Writer’s Newsletter


Posted by Kiera Hufford on March 13, 2017

Welcome to the Champlain Writer’s newsletter! Each edition features a new selection of places to submit, tools for writers, and prompts (for those suffering from the dreaded writer’s block). Check out the upcoming events to see what’s happening on or around campus.   Where Can I Submit My Work?   Some of the featured magazines

Champlain Writer’s Newsletter


Posted by Kiera Hufford on February 13, 2017

Welcome to the Champlain Writer’s newsletter! Each edition features a new selection of places to submit, tools for writers, and prompts (for those suffering from the dreaded writer’s block). Check out the upcoming events to see what’s happening on or around campus.   Where Can I Submit My Work?   Some of the featured magazines

Champlain Writer’s Newsletter


Posted by Kiera Hufford on January 23, 2017

Welcome to the Champlain Writer’s newsletter! Each edition features a new selection of places to submit, tools for writers, and prompts (for those suffering from the dreaded writer’s block). Check out the upcoming events to see what’s happening on or around campus.   Where Can I Submit My Work?   Some of the featured magazines