7 Writing Newsletters You Should Subscribe to

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Sure, emails can be annoying. Filling up your inbox every day with dozens of promotions and marketing content isn’t ideal. However, you may want to reconsider when it comes to writing newsletters. Newsletters often contain valuable resources that can help you improve your craft, find publication opportunities, and even pin down your next read. Being […]

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Why I Blog With WordPress

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When it comes to starting a blog, there are a host of platforms to choose from for building your website. Everyone has their own opinion as to which is best, which means you’ll need to wade through a lot of reviews to find the ideal option for you. For me, WordPress was the obvious choice. […]

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9 New Year’s Resolutions for Writers

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New year’s resolutions tend to get a bad rap. Most people focus on what they didn’t achieve, and it’s pretty rare to hear anyone talk about actually accomplishing what they set out to do on January first. However, setting goals for the coming months is still a popular tradition, including for practiced and aspiring writers. […]

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My Top 3 Books of 2019

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There are a lot of books out there, and you only have a limited amount of time. Choosing titles you’re sure to love can help you make the most out of the hours you spend curled up in your favorite reading spot. Of course, everyone has their own thoughts regarding what makes a book “good”. […]

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Scrivener Review: Format, Outline, and Write Like a Pro

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There are almost as many tools of the writing trade as there are writers. Journals, typewriters, loose sheets of paper, index cards, outlines, story boards, Microsoft Word, smart phones, desktops, coffee shop napkins, Google Docs, laptops, Pinterest boards – you get the idea. Despite this great variety in personal preference, I believe Scrivener is an […]

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Why You Need a Daily Routine

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It’s easy to understand why some people avoid routine. Choosing to do the same tasks at the same time day after day might remove some of the spontaneity that keeps life interesting. Most aren’t too keen on self-imposed boredom. However, creating routines for yourself can drastically improve your life. While going with the flow might […]

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The Pros and Cons of Working from Home

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Many people dream of working from home. They like the idea of tackling projects in their sweatpants, sleeping in late, and taking a leisurely approach to their jobs. However, remote work isn’t always all it’s cracked up to be. Especially when it comes to your work-life balance and social engagement, working from home can be […]

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