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5 Practical Tips for Improving Your Writing Skills

These tips for improving your writing range from slowing down to connecting with your reader. There is a good writer in you somewhere; you need only take the time and do the work to find her! These writing tips are inspired by the recently launched Breathing the Page: Reading the Act of Writing by Betsy Warland. It’s a doozy of […]

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How to Fix Writer’s Block

How to Fix Writer’s Block and Make Your Writing Sparkle

These five tips for fixing writer’s block are inspired by writer’s coach and author Daphne Gray-Grant. If you’re stuck for ideas, look no further! You’ll find ways to make your writing sparkle again. Different writers overcome writers block in different ways, which is why it helps to read books like The Courage to Write: How Writers Transcend Fear by Ralph Keyes. It’s one of my […]


10 Book Writing Tips From Published Book Authors and Freelancers

These book writing tips are from published book authors, freelance copywriters, and bloggers. Fellow scribes, don’t yawn because you’ve heard these tips before! Instead, I challenge you to actually apply each tip when you’re writing your book. Before the tips, a quip: “Writing a book is a horrible, exhausting struggle, like a long bout of some painful illness.  One would never undertake such […]


Essay Writing Tips – How to Write College Essays and Term Papers

Knowing how to write college essays and term papers can make the difference between passing and failing a college course! These essay writing tips sprout from years of writing practice, and they’re kicked off by a publication coach. Before the tips, a quip: “A good essay must have this permanent quality about it; it must draw its curtain round us, […]


College Writing Help – 5 Ways to Write Better Essays

The savviest students know that finding the right college writing help will get them the right grades! These five ways to write better essays range from snuggling up to the assignment to editing with different hats on. Before the tips, a quip: “It’s not plagiarism – I’m recycling words, as any good environmentally conscious writer would do.” ~ Uniek Swain. […]


How to Edit Your Writing – 5 Ways to Prune and Polish Your Words

Why do you need to know how to edit your writing? Because editing will improve your writing more than anything else (even chocolate, coffee, cigarettes, and wine).  “Most writers can’t edit,” says freelance book editor Jason Black. Does that mean most editors can’t write? No matter…if you want to learn how to edit your writing, you’ll be interested in this guest post […]


5 Signs of Bad Writing You Should Never Ignore

It’s easy to see problems and mistakes in another writer’s work, but spotting your own “bad writing” (mistakes and weaknesses) is a whole different story. These signs of bad writing will help you improve your written words. If don’t know how to edit your work, read Fix Your Damn Book! How to Painlessly Edit Your Novels & Stories by James Osiris […]

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6 Editing Tips for Writers From Copywriters, Editors, and Freelancers

To improve your writing, you need to edit yourself mercilessly. These six editing tips are from copywriters, editors, and freelance writers; they’ll help you clean up your articles and chapters, and increase the chances of selling your work to an editor or publisher. Before the tips, a quip: “It is perfectly okay to write garbage – as long as you edit brilliantly.” ~ C. J. Cherryh. […]