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Writing Advice from Madeleine L’Engle, Stephen King, and William Faulkner

  “I have advice for people who want to write. I don’t care whether they’re 5 or 500. There are three things that are important: First, if you want to write, you need to keep an honest, unpublishable journal that … Continue reading

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Get The Edge On Your Dreams By Peter Leavell

“Too unconcerned to love and too passionless to hate, too detached to be selfish and too lifeless to be unselfish, too indifferent to experience joy and too cold to express sorrow, they are neither dead nor alive; they merely exist.” … Continue reading

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James Scott Bell–The Best Writing Advice I Know

     

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Grammar For Beginners: All About Conjunctions Amanda Patterson

Over the next few months, I will be writing a Grammar For Beginners series. I am starting with parts of speech and I will be writing about conjunctions in this post. What are parts of speech? Language is made up … Continue reading

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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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