Writing Tips

Three Practical Things to Consider Before Deciding to Self-Publish

A story or idea has been growing in your mind, perhaps for decades, and you finally take the leap—you decide you want to write and potentially self-publish. Congratulations! Self-publishing has steadily grown in popularity over the past decade and is certainly easier in many respects than traditional publishing. Much has been written on the process and what’s involved once you begin,...

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Finding Your Voice

You may not know this, but everyone has a signature style in their writing. Have you ever explored yours? It’s actually a lot of fun! Here are a few ways to play around and maybe add a bit of pizazz to your writing. Steal Picasso once said, “Good artists borrow, great artists steal.” This can be shocking to those who have a never...

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Revision Tactics: Avoid Redundancy

Whenever we have a conversation, the people we are talking to can notice patterns in our speech, and we can notice their patterns as well. Think ; “you know what I’m saying” or someone who uses “like” way too much. Just like in conversation, our writing does the same thing. We can say things like “interesting point” in an academic setting...

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3 Ways Hedging Creates Barriers Between You and Your Reader

Fake it ‘til you make it. Power Posing. Visualization. These are just a few techniques for gaining and portraying confidence. You know being confident and self-assured is a key to being successful, but are you portraying that same level of confidence in your writing? “. . . just wanted to let you know I’ll have this to you by EOD today.”   “I’m wondering...

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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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