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How to Know What to Write About 3

It’s the bane of every writer or blogger’s existence: what do I write about? These four tips for finding inspiration as a writer are inspired by a parable about salt and light. It’s a Jesus parable, but you don’t have to be a believer to be encouraged. If you want to make writing part of your daily life because you’re […]

How to Know What to Write About

4 Tips for Telling the Story of Your Life 18

Published author Allan Hunter shares several important tips on how to write your life story. “Writing your memoir can be one of the best things you could ever do for yourself,” says literature professor Allan Hunter, author of Write Your Memoir: The Soul Work of Telling Your Story. “I’ve worked with memoirists and with personal essay writers for thirty years and the thing that […]

Tips for Writing Your Life Story

5 Easy Tips for Better Writing 6

The key to better writing – whether it’s a school essay, business proposal, book manuscript, feature article, or blog post (phew!) – is using clear and effective words and sentences. “There are no dull subjects,” said H.L. Mencken. “There are only dull writers.” Yikes, that’s a lot of pressure for writers! We can’t blame the topic…we can only blame our writing. If […]

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7 Tips for Starting a Writers’ Group – Writing Alone, Together 30

A writers’ group can increase your productivity and boost your motivation to send your work to literary agents, magazine editors, and book publishers. To learn more about writers’ groups – or to start your own writers’ group – read Writing Alone, Writing Together: A Guide for Writers and Writing Groups by Judy Reeves. I mentioned my writing group on Twitter, […]

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