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Writing Workshops: What Should They Really Teach?

If you want to get better at writing, just sign up for writing workshops, right? Maybe not. How writing workshops meet the need for a little pain In an article for The Practical Writer, Dan Barden argued...
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The Burning Question: How Far Would You Go to Save Your Writing?

I come across intriguing and surprising things on social media just about every day. Today’s prize? This gem from the BBC: Now, this piece is a few years old. But it showed up again on Twitter...
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Critical Things You Should Be Writing (But Probably Aren’t)

As the world grows more commercial, there’s an increasing tendency to label only certain types of writing as valuable: People encourage others to write books nearly as a right of passage. Professionals apparently aren’t professional...

5 Practical Tips to Take the Suck Out of Writing

Image via Canva Like any job, writing has its logistical and psychological challenges. These don’t have to ruin your experience, though. These are just a handful of tips that can make completing a draft all...
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5 Tips to Make Writing A Book a Million Times Easier

Business photo created by wirestock – www.freepik.com Some brilliant people on the planet, so I have heard, are capable of writing a book with the same ease as sipping a latte. I am not one...
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What’s In Your Punctuation? A Lot, Apparently

Part of basic elementary school training is learning the basics of punctuation: A comma does this, a period does that. Over time, we get better at using those basics consistently. That helps ensure writing is...
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How to Deal with Other People Finding Writing Success

Abstract vector created by macrovector – www.freepik.com You know those success-based social media posts. The exuberant ones. The ones where people announce they’ve just found an agent, met some ridiculous word count goal, or had...
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How to Tell the Difference Between Content Mills and Legitimate Writing Sites

Want to be an article writer? You'll need to figure out which platform(s) to publish or find clients with. Within this, it’s critical to be able to spot the difference between content mills and legitimate...
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Investment Mindset: 4 Rules to Be a More Successful Writer

Money vector created by stories – www.freepik.com If you’re like most writers, you’ve probably heard that, if you really want to be successful, then you have to write a ton of content. The story is...
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Are You a Bad Writer? Here’s the Truth

Food photo created by valeria_aksakova – www.freepik.com In my usual browse of article headlines on Feedly this morning, I stumbled across this gem from Hannah Giorgis in The Atlantic. Giorgis declared that much of what’s on Netflix...