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How to Publish Your Short Story in a Literary Magazine

By on Aug 29, 2016 in Special Features

Getting published, traditionally, these days is a very difficult feat. For every writer out there who has been published in a magazine or offered a book deal, there are numerous others who haven’t. This does not mean it is impossible to get published, but you need to write really, really well, and be incredulously lucky. And for every writer out there who knows what...

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How Not to Structure Your Story

How Not to Structure Your Story

By on Aug 24, 2016 in Fiction, Writing Tips

It is difficult to write a story. It is even more difficult to write a good story on the first try. That’s why writers often talk about first drafts, and how the novel or story they’ve published has evolved and changed from the time the author first started writing it until the final edit before publication. On the other hand, you may edit your story many times...

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5 Reasons Why Writers Should Do Stand-Up Comedy

5 Reasons Why Writers Should Do Stand-Up Comedy

By on Aug 22, 2016 in Special Features

When we say writers should do stand-up comedy we do not, in any way, recommend a change of profession for full time writers, because while every stand-up comedian is a writer, not every writer is a stand-up comedian. But, getting up on stage and delivering a few funny bits to an audience can be highly beneficial for full time writers. However, getting up on stage is...

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5 Ways Not to Begin Your Freelance Copywriting Career

5 Ways Not to Begin Your Freelance Copywriting Career

By on Aug 19, 2016 in Business Writing, Writing Tips

Albert Einstein said it best, “A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.” Remember that first day of school? The threshold of the unknown? Well, if you’re a rising copywriter — it’s that first day of first grade all over again. Luckily, you are a bit older, and know how to deal with beginnings. You do, don’t you? Want to begin your copywriting...

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5 Tips to Help You Become a Supreme Bid Writer

5 Tips to Help You Become a Supreme Bid Writer

By on Aug 17, 2016 in Business Writing, Writing Tips

Being a bid writer means carrying a lot of responsibility on your shoulders – or in this case, your fingers. A whole project depends on your ideas and the ways in which you can present your ideas in writing. The project might be excellent, the planned execution of the project might be well detailed, well planned to the T, but unless you manage to show that in your...

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5 Reasons Why Writers Need to Attend Writing Conferences

5 Reasons Why Writers Need to Attend Writing Conferences

By on Aug 15, 2016 in Special Features

Full time writing is, at its heart, a lonely type of profession. It’s just you, and your laptop, the empty page in front of you waiting to be filled with words and sentences and chapters. There is, of course, the illusion that after writing your first manuscript, or your first draft, your profession will not be so lonely anymore – for, surely, you will get in touch...

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How Not to Write Minor Characters

How Not to Write Minor Characters

By on Aug 10, 2016 in Fiction, Writing Tips

What are minor characters? The definition varies, because one cannot say that minor characters are just placeholders who have no real role in a story or a novel – every character has a purpose important to the plot or to the character’s arc of the protagonist or the other major characters. In that regard, the one definition that comes closest to actually defining...

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How to Use Setting and World Building to Enrich Your Stories

How to Use Setting and World Building to Enrich Your Stories

By on Aug 8, 2016 in Fiction, Writing Tips

World building has different effects on different writers and authors. Some writers openly say they have difficulties keeping up with the world, the details and that it was taking too much time – time they could use to write the plot, or work more on characterization. On the other hand, other writers say the opposite, and describe the process of world building as an...

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5 Tips to Help Writers Be Successful in Video Marketing

5 Tips to Help Writers Be Successful in Video Marketing

By on Aug 5, 2016 in Sales and Marketing

If you want to be a successful writer in the digital age of today, you need to do more than writing. A large part of your activities will need to be focused on marketing your own brand, and putting quality content on your blog, website and social media platforms. Quality content can take any form: textual articles, illustrations, photos, etc. including videos. Now,...

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21 Limiting Beliefs Holding You Back from Being a Successful Writer and How to Deal with Them

21 Limiting Beliefs Holding You Back from Being a Successful Writer and How to Deal with Them

By on Aug 3, 2016 in Self Help

Most of the time it’s your own beliefs that are holding you back from becoming a phenomenal writer. Writing is very much a head craft, and like all such skills, it can be very easy for you to feel weighed down by your own limiting thoughts and forget that moving forward doesn’t come naturally. But by zeroing in on your limiting beliefs and reframing how you view...

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