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Top 10 Tips on How to Become a Writer

It's a common question: “How do I become a writer?” The quick and easy response is "Write." Just write. Keep writing until you get bloody good at it, and then write some more. But the best answer, really, depends on what kind of writer you want to become. What's your definition of "a writer?" Minus… Read More

10 Worst Writing Mistakes I’ve Made

There's no such thing as failure. Mistakes happen in your life to bring into focus more clearly who you really are. —Oprah Winfrey Since college, I’ve been both a fiction and a non-fiction writer, and I’ve had two main goals. I would go beyond the poetry and short stories I was writing, and I’d also… Read More

Stuck With Your Novel? Get Unstuck!

You’re in the middle of NaNoWriMo, and you’re not coming up with anything. None of the prompts from the site are helping. Nothing is inspiring you. You're completely frustrated—and stuck. I know the feeling. It must be writer’s block, right? Or you’ve been deluding yourself. This just isn’t working for you. Maybe next year... Stop… Read More

Get Your Research On

If you’re a blogger, especially if you’re new, you might struggle to generate ideas for blog posts. Or you’re worried you don’t know enough about your subject. That you’re not expert enough. That people won’t believe you if you challenge popular beliefs. Maybe it’s a lack of confidence or that nagging negative voice. But sometimes… Read More

How to Avoid Passive Voice: Quiz

You’ve heard active verbs make your writing clear, more concise, and easier to read. Right? And passive verbs should be avoided because they’re clunky and imprecise. They can be confusing and difficult to read, too, because they require more words in a sentence than active verbs do. Recognizing passive and active verbs can be tricky… Read More