For Students:

  • Study / Writing Group!  Every Friday, 12:30-2:30, at the Burien Library, upstairs in the teen section.  Bring your college essays, your poetry, your short stories, whatever you’re working on for fun or for school!
  • Check out my YouTube channel for help with writing essays or tricky grammar issues, like “Verb Tense Agreement” or “Run-On Sentences”.  They are low-tech but helpful!  Dawn Claflin


For Writers:

Writers need to read, a lot, in the genre they write.  So, poets need to read poetry; essayists need to read essays.

Beyond that, here are some places I have found inspiration and guidance.

On How to Write:

  • Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott (about writing in general)
  • Writer for Hire by Kelly James-Enger (about freelancing)
  • This is the Story of a Happy Marriage by Ann Patchett (includes excellent sample essays)
  • On Writing by Stephen King

(Some of the many) authors I love, in no particular order:

Lists of Publications for Submitting Your Work:

  • Duotrope — this is one unbelievable site!  Writers can search for markets by categories, and for a fee, the service will track your submissions for you!  To read the blog post that had me at hello, click here
  • Freelance Writing — Includes lists organized by category, like “Women” or “Education”
  • The Write Life
  • The Renegade Writer
  • And don’t forget just rolling up your shirtsleeves and searching the Internet!  There is a lot out there!

Resources for Advice, Marketing, Grants, etc:

Posts (from this website) about Writing:



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