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Teen Speak: How Language Changes

Teen Speak: How Language Changes

Language is one of the major building blocks of society and culture. It develops and grows, along with society itself. There are plenty of examples throughout history of language being shaped by society, as in the dropping of the letter “u” from British English to...

The Importance of Your Writing Voice

The Importance of Your Writing Voice

Every writer has a voice. It’s innate, it’s natural, and it’s unique to every person. Agents and editors are often seeking out narratives driven by a compelling voice. When told this, there are probably a myriad of questions popping up in your mind. What exactly does...

Best Places to Write

Best Places to Write

As a freelance writer, it can get monotonous to always work from home. Fortunately, with the advent of technology, there are countless of other locations to choose from when it comes to choosing a good place to work. 

2020 Writing Conferences and Workshops

2020 Writing Conferences and Workshops

If you're passionate about writing, you may have already considered attending a writing conference or workshop to gain valuable feedback about your craft. And with 2020 gearing up to be a great year for literary celebrations and get-togethers, now might just be a...

Deciding to Become a Published Author

Deciding to Become a Published Author

Have you dreamed of someday becoming a published author?   Many people share this dream. Despite how easy this has become, only a small percentage of the people who dream of doing this accomplish it. Publishing a book is hard work which requires the vulnerability...

Ways to Generate Article Ideas

Ways to Generate Article Ideas

What happens when a writer is having an off day? What steps can they take to get ideas and get back into the writing game? Any writer can kick it back into gear with some research and the ability to tap into personal and shared experiences. If you are having trouble...

Improving Your Articles

Improving Your Articles

Writing can be a difficult task. Maybe you are stuck on what topic to write about, you are having trouble putting words on the page, or maybe your just don’t know how to arrange the piece. There are some rules that allow writers to create interesting content. If you...