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The Quest to Become a Pro Writer

Do you want to level up your writing? Are you seeking structure, motivation, and accountability? Consider joining me on the quest to become a …

Creative Writing

15 Kurt Vonnegut Quotes About Writers and Writing

As affable and loquacious as he was, Kurt Vonnegut disliked interviews. In <i>Palm Sunday</i>, he mentions his distaste for the process itself, of being …

New York Times

100 Writing Practice Lessons & Exercises

by Joe BuntingWant to become a better writer? Perhaps you want to write novels, or maybe you just want to get better grades in your essay writing …

Creative Writing

Finding the Write Spot

Writers often insist the creative process would go more smoothly if only they had a better work space.<p>A large office or a cozy alcove. An ergonomic chair and desk or a cushy armchair and generous table. Flooded with sunshine or bathed in dim, soothing light. Blissfully silent or humming with white …

Ergonomics

How to Title Every Book You Ever Write

You’ve decided on a life of letters. You’ve got that manuscript you workshopped getting your MFA, an agent, and a publisher. Congratulations! You’re …

Biographies

20 Amazing Writing Tools That Will Rock Your Content Marketing

If you’re a blogger, writer or content marketer…<p>You need to adapt.<p>New technology and on-the-go expectations from your audience have led to a growing …

3 Best Ways To Organise Your Writing Office

Many thanks to Emily from OmniPapers, who’s been in touch with this GREAT infographic and 3 tips for organising your home office. When you’re a …

The Proper Care and Feeding of Husbands

• <b>Author:</b> Dr. Laura Schlessinger<p>In her most provocative book yet, Dr. Laura urgently reminds women that to take proper care of their husbands is to ensure themselves the happiness and satisfaction they yearn for in marriage.<p>Women want to be in love, get married, and live happily ever after. Yet …

Outwitting the Devil

• <b>Author:</b> Napoleon Hill<p>Napoleon Hill wrote this book in 1938, just after publication of his all-time bestseller, <i>Think and Grow Rich</i>. This powerful tale has never been published, considered too controversial by his family and friends.<br>Using his legendary ability to get to the root of human potential, …

Reflections of a Man

• <b>Author:</b> Mr. Amari Soul<p>Reflections Of A Man is a book designed for both men and women to enhance the quality of their personal relationships.<p>For the women, it encourages you to recognize the true value of your love, to reevaluate your standards and to make the decision that you will no longer settle …

47 Blog Post Ideas For Writers and Authors

Constant Ideation is Hard<p>If there’s one thing that bloggers and writers know, it’s that consistency is the key to success. But, coming up with new …

The Key to Writing an Amazing Blog Post

This story originally appeared on PR Newswire's Small Business PR Toolkit<p>When you start a blog, you have to commit to it. You need to write a set amount of days a week and have your blog post published by a set time--and you need to stick with it. In order to keep up a successful blog, your readers …

Creative Writing
Top 10

Explaining to Old People How Professional Blogging Works (in Layman’s Terms)

When you’re at a family gathering, it’s normal for one of your older relatives to ask you what you do for a living. When you say that you’re a …

Marketing

Blog! It may win you a book contract

In the face of rejection, blog. This is the mantra for aspiring writers in the city, given the disappointments they face while approaching …

Blogging Made Simple With Squarespace

Many writers fight shy of blogging. You’re writing, writing and writing some more. Who has time to blog, as well? You do! Your blog helps you to …

Web Design
Infographics
Time Management

Researching a novel, extreme etymology and the perfect writing retreats - in pictures

In our third look back over Tom Gauld’s recent illustrations for Guardian Review we revisit the perils of research, writers’ favourite words, and dream homes for genre authors<p>• To buy one of Tom Gauld’s Guardian illustrations, click here

Writing

Healing Soldiers

Behind the Mask<p>Revealing the Trauma of War<p>Brain injuries caused by blast events change soldiers in ways many can’t articulate. Some use art therapy, creating painted masks to express how they feel.<p>By Caroline Alexander<br>Photographs and Audio by Lynn Johnson<p>Marine Cpl. Chris McNair (Ret.)<p>Afghanistan …

Joan Didion on Keeping a Notebook

As a lover — and keeper — of diaries and notebooks, I find myself returning again and again to the question of what compels us — what propels us — to record our impressions of the present moment in all their fragile subjectivity. From <b>Joan Didion’</b>s 1968 anthology <b>Slouching Towards Bethlehem</b> (<i>public</i> …

How to sort yourself out as a writer

3 Must Have Apps for Authors

When I first started writing stories, poetry, and (attempts) at novels (I’m still actively attempting btw), I thought the act of creation all came …

Writing

33 Writers Share The Books That Inspired Them To Write

"I thought, 'you can do that?!'"<p><i>We asked writers at the annual Association of Writers & Writing Programs conference which book inspired them to write. Here are their answers.</i><p>♥📚♥

10 Life Hacks For The Efficient Writer

Do you ever need just five more minutes in your day? Maybe you want to edit another post, or write a short, or a piece of flash for a competition. …

Ray Bradbury's Challenge

The <b>Ray Bradbury Challenge</b> is based on advice Ray gave to writers. Part one is to read one short story, one poem, and one essay every night for 1000 …

What Literary Agents Want to See Before Signing With a Writer

So you’ve written a book. It’s taken you three months or 18 months or seven years. You’ve shared your manuscript with your sister, significant other, …

Bust Writer’s Block: Tackle a New Genre to Flex Your Writing Muscles #amwriting #writetip #wip

Recently, I overcame a bout of writer’s block by challenging myself. Since April is Poetry Month, I entered a poetry contest. Entering that contest …

Writer's Block

How to Become a Blogger

Introduction: How to Become a Blogger<p>Nowadays, the internet provides a wide variety of paid and free advanced blogging platforms so you can freely …