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Making Sure Your Writing Has Style

Does your writing have style? Most writers pay attention to grammar, the mechanics of language, which is not the same as style. “Style” means “a distinctive manner of expression,” according to Merriam Webster online dictionary. As you ground yourself in grammar, be aware that there are different style guides for different segments of the publishing […]

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Writing Ideas from Summer Vacation

Did you take a road trip this summer? Perhaps you spent some time at the lake or on the river. Or maybe you spent some fun time on a stay-cation. You may not have thought about writing while on vacation. But, fiction and nonfiction writers alike can be inspired by their summer activities. Think back […]

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Fall Holidays and Writing

Summer vacation is behind us, but there are a number of holidays coming up this fall. Use them for writing material. If you are an article writer, you know most publishers like to include holiday-themed material. You may have to submit as much as a year in advance, though. What if you’re a fiction writer? […]

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Writing and the Greatest Commandment

“Teacher, which is the great commandment in the Law?” And he said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the great and first commandment. And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. […]

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Favorite Quotes for Writers

When I get discouraged about writing, I often search the Web for quotes by other writers. Today, I’m sharing some of my favorite quotes by and for writers. The difficulty of literature is not to write, but to write what you mean. —Robert Louis Stephenson. The time to begin writing an article is when you […]

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