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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