Rachel Leonard

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17 verbs that cut fat from your writing

Verbs are the powerhouse of your sentences; choose them wisely.<p>Another issue that I see frequently in the work that I edit is weak verbs coupled with …

Creative Writing

Hack your psychology and unlock the tricks to help that inner writer.

Ready for a spot of meta-cognition? Knowing how you think will help you learn how to be the most effective writer you can be.I’m not going to give …

Creative Writing

My First Three Months On Medium Earned $2,600+

A little celebration is in order.When I hopped on Medium at the end of April, it was with the intention to make up for lost income. I’ve written …

Writing

10 Harsh Truths About Writing You Need To Know

Harsh but TRUELook, there are some harsh truths you need to know about this writing lark. And I’m not talking about the obvious, like this:• Think you …

How to Write a Book: The Complete Guide

You have a book inside of you. Perhaps you have a great story idea. Maybe people have told you, “Your life should be made into a book!” Or maybe you …

Writing

How to Write a Book to Build Your Brand

You might have great reasons to write a book, but do you have the capabilities to execute?<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Whenever I mention that I write books, I'm frequently asked about my writing process and how I went about producing <i>Connected to Goodness</i> and</i> …

Writing

The Need to Research Your Writing

Writing can be very fun. But it is also more than just putting words on paper. There are many times when research is needed in your writing.<p>Why …

Fiction Writing: Improve Your Story Skills by Cross-Genre Study

Fiction Writing: Improve Your Story Skills by Cross-Genre StudyHere’s a grid I found that might be useful:<b>Improving Your Writing Skills (from</b> …

Try These 5 Yoga Poses When It Feels Like You're Having The Worst Day Ever

Everyone has days from time to time that can only be described in one word: "meh." It's on these days that it feels like literally nothing at <i>all</i> is …

INFOGRAPHIC: 7 Excel tricks everyone should know

Lifehacker AU is never one to shy away from doling out handy Microsoft Excel spreadsheet tips.<p>Chances are you’ve had to deal in spreadsheets for as …

How to Be a Better, More Efficient Editor of Your Own Writing

We need to edit our own writing — even if we have real editors — but we don’t have to take all day on it.Ideally, behind every great writer is an …

Three Major Muscles to Always Keep Loose

Whether you’re training for a marathon, triathlon, or bodybuilding event, you want your body to function at its very best. In order to get there we …

The One Sentence Pitch for Your Manuscript

Your one sentence pitch is a very condensed, super-tight yet concise description of your story, specifically the plot of your story. Think of it as a …

How Building A Believable Character Works Like Making Pancakes

I recently learned how to make pancakes and haven’t been able to get over them. I couldn’t help but notice that the process of making delicious …

6 ways to intensify your workouts using a yoga wheel, a Kate Hudson–approved tool

The yoga wheel is a seriously underrated piece of equipment. It not only helps to deepen and accentuate your stretches, but it’s also key to …

3 ways to find and develop your writing voice

I am not sure about you, but I’ve heard the term ‘voice’ thrown around a lot. It has become a mainstream term especially on social media. With so …

Writing

The Importance of a Private Writing Habit

Writing has become very public these days. We write on Twitter and Facebook, on blogs and in emails. We work hard to write well, be clever, capture …

Why Every Writer Has a Nonfiction Book in Them

I work with a lot of fiction writers. In fact, fiction writers make up the majority of my community at this point. And a common complaint I hear from …

Why Organization Is So Important in Writing

No matter how well you write, no matter how carefully you proofread, your article or story can’t live up to its potential if it’s not well …

The Art of Rewriting: Tips For Tackling Your Next Draft

It’s a daunting question for writers: once the rough draft of your script is complete, how do you even <i>begin</i> to re-write it? On April 17, Film …

7 Simple Tips To Make Your Writing More Effective

Did you know that more than two million blog posts are published each day?Each of these blog posts takes the writer an average of 3 hours and 16 …

Want to Be a Successful Writer? Write What You NEED to Write

This is the starting point for all budding writers…You could fall into any category of writer:• Freelance ghost writer<br>• Aspiring novelist<br>• Bleeding-heart …

21 books you need to read this spring

Spring is here and that can only mean one thing: time to shake yourself out of hibernation and bust out that spring reading.<p>But with so many great …

Books

How to turn your idea into a full-fledged novel

Salon Marketplace<p>April 16, 2018 1:00pm (UTC)<p>Do you keep a little notebook by your bed for those moments you have a brilliant idea for a short story? Or maybe you've been toying with writing a novel for years? This Basic Creative Writing Skills for Beginners course helps you develop the skills you …

Writing

Infographic: 20 ways to conquer writer’s block

Every writer has faced a moment when the words failed to appear.<p>The yawning whiteness of a blank word document can stymie even the most prolific …

Parents Home

• Pinterest<p>Walk into any full-size gym and there are more free weights and machines than most people know what to do with. There are kettlebells and resistance bands, battle ropes, and Bosu balls—and that's just the tip of the fitness equipment iceberg. While all this gear can certainly challenge …

Workouts

1001 Evocative Prompts for Fiction Writers

Overview<p>1001 Evocative Prompts for Fiction Writers by Laurel Garver<p>Ideas, emotions, images, intriguing questions, perplexing dilemmas—these are the …

Everything You Need To Know About Writing Habit

Everyday, many writers wake up and find their way to do the most repetitive thing ever. <i>They sit and write</i>. But they don’t do it in the normal sense. …

Creative Writing

5 Reasons Every Mom Should Try Aerial Yoga at Least Once

Lots of people, and especially lots of moms, swear by the powers of yoga; we all appreciate the flexibility, strength, and energy a regular practice gives our bods, not to mention the stress-reducing properties of a single class. Plus, yoga is one of the easiest forms of exercise to get in no …

On Writing What You Know

“Write what you know” is either the best or the worst advice ever given to a fledging writer. This dichotomy is amplified when the advice is given to …

Writing