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Writer’s Block?


Then why not read these 30 indispensable Writing Tips from Famous Authors on Buzzfeed. Get some tips and inspiration from some of the world famous experts!

Proofreading & Editing Tips for Writers


We have discovered some brilliant tips at Writing Forward for proofreading and editing your writing. From asking a friend or family member to help you… do-it-yourself… or hiring a professional – Click on the link below to read these 21 helpful tips!

“The human mind is a funny thing; it likes to play tricks on us…”

Here are the first 3:

  1. Proofread and edit every single piece of writing before it is seen by another set of eyes. No exceptions. Even if you hire a professional editor or proofreader, check your work first.
  2. Understand the difference between proofreading and editing. Edit first by making revisions to the content and language. Then proofread to check for proper grammar, spelling, and punctuation.
  3. Use the Track Changes feature in Microsoft Word when you edit. This feature saves your edits. You can then approve or reject those edits.

Time To Talk Day about Mental Health


Today is Time to Talk Day about mental health – the Time To Change national campaign

About Time to Talk Day

“Mental health problems affect 1 in 4 people every year, yet too often people are afraid to talk about their experiences because they fear it will affect their jobs or relationships. That’s not right and it’s why we need your help today to break the silence and end the stigma.”

Short and Sweet Advice For Writers: Stop Putting Yourself Down

Fantastic words of advice to boost writers’ confidence and self belief – from Jamie Lee Wallace

Live to Write - Write to Live

girl pig insultIf you’re like most writers (even the working ones), you would like to spend more time (and make more money) writing. You might write as a side hustle, pro bono, or “just for fun.” Or, if you’re like me, you might make your living writing, but only because you do a lot of commercial (vs. creative) work – copywriting, content marketing, etc.

My writing life includes bits of each of these scenarios. I make my living writing website content, ebooks, reports, blog posts, etc. for corporate, business-to-business (B2B) clients mostly in the technology and marketing industries. I take on the occasional side project to write a paid feature for an arts or lifestyle magazine. I also write a bi-weekly column for my local paper as a pro bono gig. And, finally, I journal, blog, and write fiction “just for fun.”

That’s a lot of writing.

Still, when someone asks what…

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