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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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Another Year Down

Well folks, 2018 is now behind us and we will be on to bigger and better things. This year has brought us a few sad deaths, including food writer Anthony Bourdain (let’s pause here for a moment of silence). We also lost Ursula K. Le Guin, known for her  feminist works of fantasy; Tom Wolfe, the brilliant satirist, among others. This,...

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Making Memoir Your Own

When writing a memoir, it is important to separate yourself from every other person who has ever written one. This is fairly easy to do with your voice and tone in your writing, but it becomes increasingly difficult to add bits of yourself directly onto the page. This can be done in any way you wish, but here are some great...

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Websites for Writers

Every writer needs some fuel for their creative tank, and a great way to get that boost is to look at some of the offerings available on the World Wide Web. Here are a few of our favorites.   NaNoWriMo.org   Ok, yes, this is usually just from November 1-30, but the website has so much more to offer. As a writer, you can create...

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Five Essential Ingredients of Successful Blogs

Audience-targeted writing Once you figure out your intended audience, do some research to find out their expectations. Know your readers. Write for them. Write to them. Serve up the solutions they are looking for. Encourage their feedback, and then actually respond to it in a timely manner.   Engaging & helpful content Blogging, by nature, is a narrative type of writing, so include personal experience...

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