Why You Should Follow Your Passion (like, NOW)

I’m a new(ish) mom of a happy, healthy, exhausting 10-month-old bundle of snakes and snails and puppy dog tails. His name is Deklin. And he is my everything. While I was pregnant with D, I was working a night shift for a newspaper conglomerate that had been rough even before I saw the little pink […]

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Why You Should Make a Soundtrack for Your Novel

Making story soundtracks was one of my favorite procrastination techniques as a writer, but in recent years it has stopped being a diversion and started being essential. Personally I am a big fan of Spotify, so I make playlists on the app that are labeled with the names of my current works-in-progress. You may favor […]

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5 Reasons to Stop Comparing Your Work with Others

Please feel free to share any additional tips or your personal experiences with writing/blogging in the comments, and stay tuned for writing prompts every Thursday! This idea was unoriginal, I knew that going in. I thought it was a brilliant idea, then stepped back, thought about it for a beat, and realized that someone had […]

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How to Use Pathos to Maximize Your Reach 

Please feel free to share any additional tips or your personal experiences with writing/blogging in the comments, and stay tuned for more prompts every Thursday! We’ve talked about ethos, pathos, and logos a lot in school. In my college philosophy course, there was an entire unit devoted to them. What I’ve learned since then is […]

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Why You Should Write a Character Based on Yourself

Please feel free to share any additional tips or your personal experiences with writing/blogging in the comments, and stay tuned for more prompts every Thursday! Long answer: Writing a character based on yourself with perhaps a different name, different occupation, or some other changed aspect can lend a wonderful hand to both your writing and […]

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How Writing About Writing Can Improve Your Writing

By Kelly Kling Did I say “writing” enough times? One of the most beneficial and sculpting classes I took in college was Practice in Writing Rhetoric. Rhetoric is defined as language designed to have a persuasive impact on one’s audience. My professor, however, gave it a new meaning for the purposes of our class. We […]

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Why You Need Featured Images with Your Blog Posts

Please feel free to share any additional tips or your personal experiences with writing/blogging in the comments, and stay tuned for more prompts every Thursday! Ours is a visual society. Our eyes are drawn to things that are graphic in nature—not necessarily graphic as in bloody or X-rated, just visually active. Photos, movies, artwork, and […]

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Tips & Tricks: Part Three

Part Three: What to Expect from Sharing Your Work This post is part of a series. Part One discussed 5 Ways to Approach a Writing Prompt and Part Two discusses 3 Ways to Use Your Prompt Response. These are all dynamic posts and subject to periodic updates. Additionally, this post may contain affiliate links. Please […]

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Tips & Tricks: Part Two

Part Two: 3 Ways to Use Your Prompt Response This post is part of a series. Part One discusses 5 Ways to Approach a Writing Prompt and Part Three discusses What to Expect from Sharing Your Work. These are all dynamic posts and subject to periodic updates. Additionally, this post may contain affiliate links. Please […]

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The Importance of Writing Crap

The Importance of Writing Crap The blank page. It’s a daunting thing to stare at a blank page and wonder what it should be filled with. Is this going to be a poem? Maybe a novella or—lest we dream big—a novel of epic proportions? Perhaps simply an article about the act of writing itself? The […]

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