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Some Advice for Writers By Samuel James

Recently a few friends of mine have asked me about writing, and for some perspective and/or advice on how to get started doing it seriously. I’ve given the same advice enough times that I figured it might be helpful to … Continue reading

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Jennifer Egan on Writing, the Trap of Approval, and the Most Important Discipline for Aspiring Writers

“You can only write regularly if you’re willing to write badly… Accept bad writing as a way of priming the pump, a warm-up exercise that allows you to write well.” By Maria Popova “Be a good steward of your gifts,” … Continue reading

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Grammar For Beginners: All About Nouns By Amanda Patterson

What Are Parts Of Speech? Language is made up of different words with different functions. These words are are known as parts of speech. “In the English language, words can be considered as the smallest elements that have distinctive meanings. … Continue reading

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John Grisham and the Writing Process

I’m alway curious about how excellent writers write. Grisham’s Writing Tips 1) Starts every year on January 1st with the goal of being done by July (most of the work is done by March). 2) Writes 5 days per week. … Continue reading

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The 8 Most Common Narc-Sadistic Conversation Control Tactics Bree Bonchay

Do you often engage in conversations with your narcissist that leave you feeling like you were talking to a brick wall – or worse, maybe leave you feeling like banging your head against a brick wall? Perhaps, it has even … Continue reading

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Everywhere A Story By Peter R. Leavell

You have one job. Like troubadours of old, you tell stories. This blog page’s name hints at your storytelling medium. Novels! That’s good. No, that’s better than good. That’s fantastic. So, a little scope about how stories propel our lives … Continue reading

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3 Easy Ways Writers Can Protect Their Work From Copyright Infringement

Face it, folks. The Internet has taken over. That means many great things for writers. It means that we can create websites and blogs for free; we can reach out to more publishers, journals, and magazines for publication; we can … Continue reading

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