I have been blogging for years now (not always on this specific site—but nonetheless), and I’ve learned a thing or two about what sells, and what totally doesn’t. And because I think we can all be successful in the blogging world, I’d love to share my findings with you!
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Hello all! Finals are finally over, meaning that Blogmas is going to get right back on schedule!
My hope with this video is to help even people who aren’t writers become better at written communication—especially since it’s important for every career field!
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Hi guys! Sorry I missed my blogmas post yesterday—finals week is super hectic! But I’m back today with another writing-related post for both fiction and nonfiction writers and authors: here’s what your editor does not want to see.
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Throughout my experience as a pretty successful freelance writer and blogger, I’ve gotten a ton of questions from you guys asking what I do and how I got here, and since I’ve been doing it for a year now, I figured I have some credentials to finally answer them.
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This year seems to have gone by so quickly. There are barely two weeks left in October—which means NaNoWriMo is just around the corner! Is anyone else totally pumped and nervous at the same time? (P.S. Add me as a writing buddy if you’re officially participating!)
Whether you’re here to prep for November or you’re just in the midst of working on your latest W.I.P., I have compiled the most useful prewriting tools on the web just for you (yes, you!). These are all resources that have really helped me in my preparation for my latest creative adventure, so I know they’ll be perfect for you, as well!
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Whether your major is English, math, or even music, there’s a college blogger out there with tips to help you rise to the top of your class. If you’re looking for only the best advice on how to succeed in any of your classes, check out the posts below from college students just like you!
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Although we as artists may hate to admit it, all art (including storytelling) requires at least some structure. It’s as simple as the old, “you have to know the rules to break them,” theory. In the words of Jim Krueger, the former creative director for Marvel, “I don’t believe you can be creative without limitations”—there has to be a box if you want to think outside of it.
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Telling stories is one of the most important things we do in our lives. We tell stories to sell products and make money, we tell stories for entertainment, and we even tell stories to help us teach difficult concepts and express abstract thoughts. Even those of us who don’t choose to be writers have to be storytellers—but as artists who make stories our livelihoods, we ought to be the best at it.
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English is a particularly tricky subject, especially if you’re more of a science or math-y person. But don’t let this required general ed course be the bane of your GPA. If reading and writing aren’t your thing, or that 500-word essay is keeping you up all night—let me (the English major, total book nerd, and professional writer) help you out with some ways to overcome college English.
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