Get Grammar: On comparatives and superlatives

This is a grammar rule some people seem to forget: we never use double comparatives or double superlatives. A comparative is used to compare two things, and adjectives and adverbs can be modified to reflect the comparison by adding an ‘-r’ or ‘-er’ to the end: clear = clearer; dry = drier; wide = wider….

TWP Weekly Writing Post™ Christmas Edition 2016 Dec 25-31

Welcome to The Writing Pool’s Weekly Writing PostTM! We provide you with a free weekly newsletter filled with notices about contests, events, conferences, and other information that might be useful or of great interest to writers of all leanings. Meanwhile, calls for submission to literary publications as well as information about publishers can be found…

On Writing and Thinking

If people cannot write well, they cannot think well, and if they cannot think well, others will do their thinking for them. ~ George Orwell   George Orwell presents us with a complicated condition regarding writing and thought. Writing is a product of the mind. Anything we express in writing is something we have thought…

Submission Call: Siblings

Deadline: March 7, 2016 For a new anthology, In Fact Books is seeking true stories that capture the complexities and comforts of sibling relationships. We hope to represent the widest possible variety of sibling relationships—whether adoptive or biological, step or full, human or animal, one or many. Chronicle life as the only brother in a…

TWP Weekly Writing Post™ 2016 Jan 10-16 Edition

The Writing Pool’s  Weekly Writing PostTM 2016 Jan 10-16 Edition Welcome to The Writing Pool’s Weekly Writing PostTM! We provide you with a free weekly newsletter filled with notices about contests, events, conferences, and other information that might be useful or of great interest to writers of all leanings. Meanwhile, calls for submission to literary…

TWP Weekly Writing Post™ 2015 Dec 6-12 Edition

The Writing Pool’s Weekly Writing PostTM 2015 Dec 6-12 Edition Welcome to The Writing Pool’s Weekly Writing PostTM! We provide you with a free weekly newsletter filled with notices about contests, events, conferences, and other information that might be useful or of great interest to writers of all leanings. Meanwhile, calls for submission to literary…

TWP Weekly Writing Post™ 2015 October 11-17 Edition

The Writing Pool’s Weekly Writing PostTM 2015 October 11-17 Edition Welcome to The Writing Pool’s Weekly Writing PostTM! We provide you with a free weekly newsletter filled with notices about contests, events, conferences, and other information that might be useful or of great interest to writers of all leanings. Meanwhile, calls for submission to literary…

Franz Kafka Award in Magic Realism

Franz Kafka Award in Magic Realism | $1000 $10.00 Yes! You are very late, but we’re happy to fit you into our reading schedule for a few more days. Next year, submit on time at $10 + $2 Submittable fee. Awards: $1000 and publication in Eckleburg to 1st place; publication to 2nd and 3rd Word…

TWP Weekly Writing Post 2015 May 24-30 Edition

The Writing Pool’s Weekly Writing PostTM 2015 May 24-30 Edition Welcome to The Writing Pool’s Weekly Writing PostTM! We provide you with a free weekly newsletter filled with notices about contests, events, conferences, and other information that might be useful or of great interest to writers of all leanings. Meanwhile, calls for submission to literary…

The Journey Awards for Narrative Non-fiction Blue Ribbon Awards Writing Contest

(International, Narrative Non-Fiction, Entry Fee)* *The Award is not held every year. Please check the official website for current deadlines. Chanticleer Book Reviews’ The Journey Awards for Narrative Non-fiction Blue Ribbon Awards Writing Contest Currently accepting entries. Deadline: February 28th, 2016 Two Divisions: Self-published, Indie Published, Traditionally Published Division and Completed Manuscripts Division The Journey Awards…

Welcome to The Writing Pool™!

The Writing Pool is committed to helping writers all over the world improve their writing. Our primary service began with a Weekly newsletter: The Weekly Writing Post™, which was originally the PEIWG Weekly, published for the PEI Writers’ Guild in 2009. In 2013, the PEIWG decided that it wanted a newsletter that was exclusively for…

2014 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 6,500 times in 2014. If it were a NYC subway train, it would take about 5 trips to carry that many people. Click here to…