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How to Write the First Line and Paragraph of Your Novel

Do you struggle with starting a novel? You might have heard that the first line and paragraph of your novel are super important, which only piles on the pressure. I know the feeling, and I’ll bet most authors fret over those first few sentences and paragraphs. I wonder how long George Orwell thought about his… Read more

15 Writing Mistakes That Make You Look Like a Beginner

Freelancers, bloggers, fiction writers, non-fiction writers, novelists, creative writers… No matter what you call yourself, no writer wants to look like a beginner, even if you are. But here’s the thing. Regardless of your expertise or experience level, writing mistakes don’t look good. Readers expect certain rules and conventions in quality writing, and if you’re… Read more

That or Which: When to Use Them and Why It Matters

Most writers, at some point or another, wonder whether to use that or which. You might try it one way and then another to see what sounds better, then you change it back, but something’s still wrong. So you add a comma or two, but that doesn’t sound right either. It’s enough to drive you… Read more

11 Awesome Tips for Writing Better Blog Posts

Good writers aren’t born, they’re made, and that means practice and constant learning. If you write blog posts—as a hobby, for your own business, as an author, or as a freelance writer—you know keeping up with the ever-changing rules, apps, expectations, and algorithms in the blogosphere can feel almost impossible. But becoming the best writer… Read more

Jazz up your sentences with these 5 tips

If you use the same kinds of sentences over and over, your writing will be as monotonous as the steady beat of a bass drum with no other percussion or instruments seen or heard. But if you jazz things up with a snare drum, tom-toms, hi-hats and cymbals and change up the beat for different… Read more