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Quote of the Week

“A clear sentence is no accident. Very few sentences come out right the first time, or even the third time. Remember this in moments of despair.

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Tips And Advice

From Beginning to End

Why are beginnings so difficult? Really, you would think the middle part would be the hardest part. But no, in my experience, the beginning is the hardest part. 777 more words

Deep Thinking

Comparative Reading for your Writing

While watching this Ted Talk video of Lisa Bu speak about how comparative reading gave her a new path to happiness, I found myself agreeing that comparative reading not only expands your knowledge, but it also has a positive impact on your writing. 557 more words

Writing Advice

Trope of the Week: Millennia-Old, but

When the people talk of this world’s history, they speak of things that happened hundreds and even thousands of years ago, yet apparently their culture and technology have not changed at all. 224 more words

Writing Tips

How to Come up with Ideas (AKA, I Don't Know What to Blog About)

Every week, I find myself running through the same train of thought: It’s Tuesday. I’m supposed to blog today. Crap, what should I blog about?! 262 more words


Good Work If You Can Get It

Moonlighting as a ghostwriter for health and fitness blogs is excellent, but hard work nonetheless.

When I came back from vacation, I had six jobs waiting for me.   353 more words


Writing Lessons From Your Colonoscopy

Many writers and readers alike say that the most important part of a story is the ending. When asked why, they say things like “an ending allows you to form a complete opinion about the work as a whole,” or “the ending is the payoff of what the writer builds during the story.” 734 more words