Category Archives: Writing

Speechwriting Tips

  Public speaking is a fear shared by many, and unfortunately, most have to face it at some point or another. It's important to first realize that writing a speech is different than writing an essay or story. By following these tips, you can get your speech to be the best it can be, thereby…
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Developing Fictional Characters

  Strong characters are a cornerstone of any successful story, but creating them is easier said than done. Here are a few things every character needs in order to come to life on the page.   Relatability: Whether hero or villain, human or otherwise, it is important to make your character relatable to the reader.…
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5 Ways to Stimulate Creativity in Your Everyday Life

Many don’t realize that creativity is a skill, and like all skills, it requires practice. The best way to hone your creativity is to try creating something every day – whether it’s writing, painting, or just about anything. But we’ve all experienced a creative roadblock at one point or another. Whether you have no idea…
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Finding Your Voice Through Writing

Our words, thoughts, and feelings reassure us that what we experience is real. The popular saying “sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me,” is great for thickening our skin in the face of a bad reputation, a bully, or a difficult conversation. However, our words hold immense power. They…
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How to Spark Writing Ideas

Let’s face it, writing is hard. No matter if you write for a living or just need to get through some assignments for school or work, finding the right combination of words and transferring them to the page can be taxing. Next time you find yourself taking a step back from your writing or needing…
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What Literature Can Teach Us

No matter your feelings toward literature and reading, everyone at some point in their life has picked up a book and felt at least something. That’s because literature has the power to teach us countless lessons and information. Here are just a few things literature can teach us:   About ourselves. Books and the characters…
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Why You Should Take a Writing Course in College

If you just graduated high school and are hoping to abandon all English classes and forms of writing while in college, think again. Here are some reasons why everyone should take a writing course in college.   You will most likely need writing in anything you do. No matter your future profession, the ability to…
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Tips for Proofreading Your Writing

  After overcoming the many trials and errors, writer’s block, and stress that goes into writing, it can be easy to overlook one of the most important final steps: proofreading. Proofreading is essential to any good piece of writing, so here are some tips for how to get the most out of your editing process!…
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How To Break Writer’s Block – Option 1

Writer's Block is a very real thing. Anyone who has had to stare at a blank sheet of paper or a blank screen knows the panic that creeps up when you need to get something done by a zooming deadline, and absolutely nothing is coming. But there's another kind of writer's block too - one that…
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Hemingway’s Top Five Tips for Writers

In his book titled Ernest Hemingway on Writing, Larry W. Phillips writes, “Throughout Hemingway’s career as a writer, he maintained that it was bad luck to talk about writing — that it takes off ‘whatever butterflies have on their wings and the arrangement of hawk’s feathers if you show it or talk about it.’ Despite…
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