Tag Archives: Writing

Wait, We Don’t Talk Like That: Writing Better Dialogue

Do you have stiff dialogue that sounds awkward no matter how much tweaking you do? Not to worry. It’s hard to stuff all the nuance of human dialogue onto a page. Real people jump topics abruptly, go on long tangents for excruciating amounts of time, and generally follow no rules of punctuation. Dialogue is difficult…
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Writers’ Block? Tips for Working Through It

You know the feeling. That slowing, stalling, painful feeling as thoughts, ideas, and words dwindle down to a frustrating half. Writers’ block. We have all been there. And sometimes, to make it even worse, the feeling of being unable to write drives you to want to do so even more desperately. Writers’ block doesn’t have…
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How To Write for Social Media

  Find yourself on social media a lot more these days? Be sure you are making the right impression with these five quick tips:   1. Casual and intimate voice.  One of the most important things to keep in mind when writing for social media is that it requires a welcoming voice. Your readers want…
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How to Master Email Writing

In the current technology age, email has become a staple of both workplace and personal communication. However, after all the time spent texting, it can be tricky to figure out how to write a formal email. Having good email skills helps you come across as professional and respectful and can give you that extra edge…
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How To Create a Customized Writing Schedule

Any writer, whether green and aspiring or famous and well-published, knows that making yourself write can sometimes be extremely hard, almost impossible. A common challenge for writers, especially those with other jobs, can be finding the time to write. Feeling as though what you're producing is quality work can also be a frustrating challenge. Creating…
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Fictional World-Building Tips

  Fantasy is my favorite genre. I’ve been a die-hard Lord of the Rings fan for as long as I can remember, I grew up playing The Legend of Zelda, and my favorite book series is A Song of Ice and Fire, which was then adapted into my favorite television series, Game of Thrones. Good fantasy…
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5 Reasons Why Writing About Yourself Is Important

We’ve all had to do it at some point or another whether we enjoyed it or not. Writing about ourselves is likely something we’ve had to do for a school assignment, applying for jobs, or for a biography on our online profiles. It can be uncomfortable and make you feel exposed or vulnerable, but sometimes…
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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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