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23 Essential Writing Quotes from Ernest Hemingway


Got the dreaded writer’s block again? Worry not! Get over to The Write Practice and read these 23 essential writing quotes from Hemingway  they should help get your creative juices flowing back through your pen….


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.

Travel Writing Tips


It’s that time of year! The sun is shining (in London at least) so you may be planning a little getaway. Or maybe you are not able to travel and are stuck at home…

If you can wander then why not get scribbling on your travels..?

If not, then why not write about a trip you took in the past that left you with magical memories? Which country or city did you visit that really inspires you to write about?

In Wanderlust magazine you can find 10 great tips to get you started on writing a travel piece… Why not give it a go!

10 Tips For Writing Travel Articles

Please share your travel writing with us at Wordwise we would love to hear about your adventures!

Easter Creative Writing Ideas


Have you got writer’s block? Do you have some free time to indulge in a spot of creative writing this Easter break and need a little inspiration?!

Here are 10 super Easter Creative Writing prompts by Bryan Cohen we discovered on the Build Creative Writing Ideas Blog. If you enjoyed these prompts, the entire collection of 1,000 Writing Prompts for Holidays is available for purchase on Amazon.

671. What is the best treat you could ever hope to find in an Easter egg? How excited would you be if you actually found it and what would you do with such a prize? What would make the treat so special?

672. You hear a knock on your front door and it’s the Easter Bunny! He says that he’s extremely tired and could use some motivation to keep delivering Easter baskets around the world. What do you say to the Easter Bunny to give him the pep talk he needs?

673. Describe the most colorful Easter egg you’ve ever seen. What are all the different colors represented and how would you describe the pretty pattern if there is one?

674. Imagine that the animal of the holiday was not a bunny at all but some other animal entirely. What animal would you choose to be the face of the holiday and why? What are some of the other ways the holiday would change with this new and improved animal?

675. Easter is one of the biggest holidays of the spring season. What is the thing you like the most about spring and why? What is the thing you like the least about spring and why don’t you like it?

676. It’s a tradition for people to try to wear some of their finest clothing during the holiday for Church services. What do you think your Easter outfit would look like if you were trying to look your best? How would you try to spice it up to make it more interesting and why?

677. What kind of candies and toys would make up your perfect holiday basket? Why would you choose those items specifically?

678. Create a made-up story using the following words: bunny, egg, bonnet, and sunshine.

679. You and three of your friends have gained entry into a worldwide Easter egg hunt with a big cash prize! Describe the hunt from beginning to end, including whether or not your team is the winner.

680. While the holiday is full of candy eggs and decorative eggs, sometimes the best kind of egg is one you cook. What is the tastiest kind of egg you’ve ever had and why was it so good? What are some other foods that have eggs in them that you enjoy?

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