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It never fails. The blog post you thought was brilliant just seems to flop. Sometimes it’s a busy time of year, and people don’t have time to read. And then it gets some fairly good search engine traffic later on, but it never becomes uber-popular. Or maybe—sometimes you'll have to admit it—the post just plain… Read More

How to use photo prompts for writing

Need to kick-start a writing session or break through writer’s block? Photo prompts are a great way to go. If you’re a creative writer, you’ve probably heard of them and might have used them. If you’re a non-fiction writer or a blogger, especially if you’re just getting started, it might be a new thing. But… Read More

Mindfulness for Writers: Breathe, Focus, Write

Have you ever driven somewhere and not remembered the drive? It’s common. Your mind is so busy you get lost in your thoughts. And as you replay past events and worry about tomorrow, the road whizzes by. You don’t pay attention because you’re on autopilot. You’re not present because you’re daydreaming. We’re all prone to… Read More

Avoid Email Disasters With These 10 Tips

Many writers would rather communicate by email than phone if given a choice. It’s writing, after all, and email gives you a chance to think about what you’ll say and how you’ll say it. Plus, you can check email and respond when you’re ready. Who wants an interruption just when you’re getting in the flow… Read More

Why clichés can be good for your writing

You know you shouldn't use clichés, right? They're the enemy of all writers, according to some experts, and using even one cliché will make you look lazy and unimaginative. And you've sucked it in like water in a sponge. You know you should avoid clichés like . . . well, no, not like the plague… Read More