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Writing a Lot Versus Writing Well

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Writing a Lot Versus Writing Well

I think back to some college literature courses I took, and the required length of papers I had to turn in. It wasn’t uncommon to have to produce an eight-page essay, but hitting that page count was hard every single time. I found myself using filler words, expanding my sentences to take up more space. […]

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10 Grammar Rules for Every Writer

Filed in Ask the Editor, Writing Tips by on September 9, 2020 0 Comments
10 Grammar Rules for Every Writer

Seasoned writers will tell you it’s okay to break grammar rules as long as you know the right way to break them. Lazy writers often quote that same phrase to avoid learning correct grammar in the first place. I’m a firm believer that you must know the rules before you bend them. So, here’s a […]

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Resources For Self-Taught Writers

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Resources For Self-Taught Writers

Starting to write without any previous writing courses or education under your belt doesn’t have to be a setback. In fact, you’d be surprised to learn just how many successful writers were self-taught. Both Jane Austen and Mark Twain, among many others, largely taught themselves the craft of writing. The difference now is, self-education is […]

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Choosing Stories for Your Memoir: 8 Questions to Ask Yourself

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Choosing Stories for Your Memoir: 8 Questions to Ask Yourself

Memoirs are the easiest to write because you have already lived the material, but they are also the most challenging to write because you have to find the balance between what stories you share and what information needs to be left out. Writing a memoir doesn’t mean you have to include every aspect of your […]

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5 Things To Know Before Writing A Novel

Filed in Writing Tips by on August 11, 2020 0 Comments
5 Things To Know Before Writing A Novel

Writing a novel? Here is a list of 5 things you should know that will help you stay focused, motivated, and organized throughout your writing journey. 1. Deadlines Are Very Important. A deadline will push you to your limits and keep you writing even when you’re not motivated to write. Establish an estimated total word […]

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