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Overcoming Writer’s Block

Overcoming Writer’s Block

Writer’s block might seem debilitating, but anyone can overcome it. The fact that it happens is not the issue; it’s how a writer responds. Understanding what writer’s block is can make it easier to dig one’s way out.   What is Writer’s Block?   Writer’s...

Reasons Why You Should Write Concisely

Reasons Why You Should Write Concisely

Have you ever started reading something and quickly gotten distracted because of how long-winded it is? While being detailed with what you’re writing isn’t a bad thing per se, being too rambly can lead to people’s minds drifting away from what you’ve written, costing...

Reasons to Participate in NaNoWriMo

Reasons to Participate in NaNoWriMo

For those who don’t know, November is National Novel Writing Month (known to most as NaNoWriMo). It’s a worldwide event that takes place every November and challenges writers to write 50,000 words in thirty days. Those who reach the 50,000-word mark “win” the...

What Future Novelists Should Know

What Future Novelists Should Know

The idea of becoming a novelist is a very compelling one. Many people have decided to try their hand at writing a novel themselves at some point or another, but only a few of them succeed in finishing and publishing their own work. What people don’t understand is that...

Breaking Down How Writers Earn Income

Breaking Down How Writers Earn Income

There is not a definitive method for writers to earn money while writing. The topic itself is expansive and continually changes with the supply and demand of writers. However, there is a generalization of how writers are paid. Unlike some other professions, there are...

How to Write More Efficiently

How to Write More Efficiently

It’s true that you can’t rush perfection, but sometimes, things call for speed and efficiency. As a writer, inefficiency can be limiting. Yes, you need to be able to meet your deadlines, and you may even lose a few readers if you don’t deliver the next eagerly-awaited...

Writing During Quarantine

Writing During Quarantine

Since the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a pandemic in March, the world has been swept in a series of changes. With many businesses shut down, emptied public spaces, and official orders to stay home, many Americans have found themselves with more free...

Making Time to Write

Making Time to Write

Aside from writer’s block, many authors come across the same dilemma: there simply isn’t enough time in a day to write… or is there? Finding time to write is less about making more time appear, rather, it’s about using the time that we have effectively. It’s about...

Figuring Out What to Write

Figuring Out What to Write

Whether you need to write an article or write an essay for your class, you may face writer's block. You don't know what to write about, but you know that you need to get something onto your paper. If you're struggling to figure out what you want to write about, try to...