Six Tips For Writing Short Stories

by Eliza Robertson 1. Read short stories. As someone who tried to write a novel while reading only story collections, I urge you to read whatever form you are working in. (I am presently in the process of re-writing that novel from scratch.) Short stories...

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5 Tips to Improve Reading Comprehension

by Grace Fleming The idea that you either read for pleasure or for learning is misleading. It is, of course, possible to do both. Still, you shouldn't necessarily approach academic reading the same way you approach a beach read. In order to read and comprehend a book...

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5 Bad Reading Habits and How to Break Them

by TeamEpicReads I think we can all agree that reading is a joyous time for us all and we’ve all got enough experience under our belts to basically be considered professionals. However, that doesn’t mean that bad habits don’t form over time. Bad reading habits, we all...

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25 Ways to Improve Your Writing Vocabulary

A great vocabulary is just one essential tool in a writer’s toolbox, along with punctuation, grammar, and many others. Vocabulary can make your writing more powerful and more effective and help you say exactly what you mean. This indispensable tool will help you...

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3 Ways Writers can Cripple Self-Doubt

Self-doubt is both positive and negative, depending on your response. It could be motivating or deleterious to one’s ability. But most times, the tendency to it being negative is high. Therefore, anyone aspiring to success or relevance in a discipline or profession...

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Top 10 Tips for Being a Successful Poet

By Alison Feeney-Hart Sir Andrew Motion is an English poet and novelist who was Poet Laureate of the United Kingdom from 1999 to 2009. He has been awarded several poetry awards, including the Arvon Prize, the John Llewelyn Rhys Prize and the Dylan Thomas Prize. He was...

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6 Ways to Make Writing Easier (And More Fun)

by Ali Luke Do you enjoy writing – or dread it? I write for a living, and I also coach writers and would-be writers, so I know just how tough it can be to get up the motivation and the courage to write. But in almost every job, you’re going to have to do some writing....

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