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English is Awful: Apostrophe Anarchy

There are few things that make me want to rend my clothing and rip out my eyeballs like the overuse of apostrophes.  I used to believe that people did this out of sheer ignorance, but when I was researching this blog post I discovered something quite different — and alarming. 845 more words

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Move your Muse!!!

I don’t know about you, but if your muse is anything like mine, she spends most of her time daydreaming and making daisy chains  – forgetting that we had an appointment at all! 91 more words

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A Writer’s Guide to the Creative Process: Free E-Book

If you enjoyed my recent series on the Creative Process, you can now download the whole thing as an e-book! This Free Your Pen Writing Guide… 177 more words

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Writers under pressure do well to anticipate and accommodate the reader’s and the writer’s inevitable questions.

S. Kaye Writing Under Pressure

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How to Banish Typos, Misprints, and Other Writing Disasters

If you are a one-person writing crew, it can be a lonely place when it comes time to editing your work. We all know how a single undetected typo can destroy an entire document, set a client or boss into fits of rage, or even have the lawyers banging down your door. 666 more words

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Making Time to Write: Not-So-Obvious Time Wasters

Not long ago, we had a post discussing the biggest time wasters titled called Let’s Get Serious About Time Wasters, so this time we’ll talk about the less obvious ways we lose time. 550 more words

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What You Know

It’s an adage spouted at us so often that it has almost lost its meaning in the repetition: “write what you know.” Draw from your own life experiences in order to lend heightened realism to your work. 358 more words

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