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When in Doubt: How to Stop Sabotaging Your Own Writing

Are you beyond frustrated with writing? You’re not alone. All writers experience self-doubt at some point, but it’s possible to overcome. Read on for 3 tips to get yourself and your writing back on track: 1) Focus on what works. We tend to be our own harshest critics. Stressing the negative is an automatic process, a way of thinking we often fall back...

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Recommended Reading for Writers: Anne Lamott’s Bird by Bird

There’s a reason so many composition instructors introduce their students to Anne Lamott’s wonderfully witty “Shitty First Drafts.” Enlightening yet approachable, her advice shows writers-in-progress that all is not, indeed, hopeless. Better yet, Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life, which includes her well-known essay, gives readers the next best thing to taking a writing workshop with the irrepressible...

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Blogging for Business: 5 Essential Writing Tips

As a small business owner looking to extend your reach and grab the attention of potential customers, you’ve decided to add a blog to your website. Smart choice! Now, here are 5 writing tips to get you started:   #1: Write to and for potential customers. Think of each blog post you write as a casual chat with a customer. Ideally, how would that...

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Banned Books Week 2020

  The last week September is Banned Books Week; a week to reflect on the challenges that have banned our access to certain books, and to celebrate our freedom to read what we want to read without the threat of censorship. For over 30 years, the American Library Association has promoted this nation-wide event, and libraries, schools, universities, book stores, and other entities...

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Re-see It: Revision Tips to Enhance Your Writing

So, you’ve done the hard work of completing a piece of writing. Congratulations! Now, let’s take the first step toward creating the best version of your work. That step, of course, is the revision process. Here are 3 tips to help you along the way: 1) Look at your writing holistically. This is not the time to get bogged down with details. Don’t...

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