Archive for April, 2016

The Truth In My Tennis Shoes

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The Truth In My Tennis Shoes

Sometimes I think running is a lot like writing. I learned this lesson after a long, hard run two years ago. I laced up dirty, embarrassingly tattered tennis shoes, and my ankles churned across the asphalt until the concrete beneath me yielded up truth and clarity. I had vowed to run away from all the things which were […]

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10 Steps to Becoming a Highly Effective Writer

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10 Steps to Becoming a Highly Effective Writer

Writing and procrastination might stereotypically go hand-in-hand, but no one has ever written a book by procrastinating. The only way to write a book is to write. It’s a crazy concept—I know. But if F. Scott Fitzgerald procrastinated on The Great Gatsby, none of us would even know such a book existed. So, how do we […]

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20 Commonly Misused Words

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20 Commonly Misused Words

We remember it fondly from our elementary school days: if you can’t recall how to spell a word, sound it out! As adults, we might follow the same tactic when trying to rack our brains to produce that one word we know how to spell, but can’t piece together the correct letters. However, sounding out […]

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