One Month In

With the first month of the new year almost over, it may be a good time to reflect on your New Year’s Resolutions. If they haven’t been completely successful yet, take comfort in the fact that you are not alone. New Year’s Resolutions, for the most part, fail. The biggest downfall is the hard and fast change. You can’t expect to...

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The Words You’re Looking For: Selecting Synonyms

As writers, we would do well to keep in mind the oft-quoted phrase, “First, do no harm.” Because sometimes, in trying to use fancier language or to avoid word repetition, we do harm to our meaning and our readers’ ability to understand what we’re talking about. Here are 3 tips to help you choose your words wisely:   Don’t rely on a...

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5 Ways to Ditch Writer’s Block

We have all been there. You’re staring at your paper or screen, focused and excited to start and then… nothing. You blank. Your brain seems to fog over and your train of thought comes to a screeching halt. The hamster falls off the proverbial wheel, unconscious, and you’re left wondering what you’re doing with your life. The bad news is, it...

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