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The Simple, Super-Sexy, Science-Backed Way to Improve Your Writing Skills

Hemingway knew it. George Orwell and Mark Twain did too. And because they incorporated this truth into their lives, it gave their writing that special sauce that elevated the quality of their work. Whether you write fiction or non-fiction, this truth will help you too. Traveling to lands far and new is not only super-glamorous […]

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102 Resources to Transform Your Writing

You don’t have to play coy. You want to become a better writer. In fact, you’d love to crack the code on becoming a writer with tremendously loyal readers who covet every piece you put out there. That’s why you’re here, right? Checking out all the great ideas that Write to Done has to offer? […]

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How To Supercharge Your Writing – Use This Cinematic Technique

Would you like to know how to supercharge your writing? Today, novelists are using cinematic technique to create visually dynamic scenes. Readers, used to watching movies and TV, have come to expect a more “cinematic” experience when they read. They want to watch the story unfold before their eyes rather than be told what is […]

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How To Use Your Mistakes To Achieve Success As A Writer

Have you ever made a mistake in your writing? There isn’t a writer in the world who doesn’t make mistakes occasionally. What separates professional writers from amateurs is how they handle mistakes. Some writers see mistakes as disasters. But if you know the right way to handle them, making mistakes may actually be good for […]

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How To Rekindle Your Love of Writing

Writing is a lonely process. It takes a lot of courage to sit down and write day after day, week after week, month after month. The struggle can continue for years, while self-doubt, criticism and fear bully you like a gang of thugs. As if that’s not torture enough, you may want to move beyond […]

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The Runner’s Guide to Better Writing

Admit it. You want to become the kind of writer who has the energy to turn up every day in front of the blank page and create. You’re looking for a way to focus on your current writing project without getting distracted. And you’d like to finish what you’re working on. If only there were […]

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How to Create the Habit of Writing

“Habits are first cobwebs, then cables.” – Spanish proverb Note from the Editor-in-ChiefThis is a beautiful post by Leo Babauta. It was one of the first posts he wrote for WritetoDone. We’ve republished it because it carries an important message for all writers.  This, friends, is the linchpin: if you can create the habit of […]

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How to Write a Short Story With Deep Structure (And Win a Prize for It)

Would you like to know how to write a short story that wins a prize? Of course you would! You’ve drafted your story, and it looks good. But now you want to fine-tune it to win a contest. How do you improve your chances? Let me tell you a secret. I’ve judged more than 5000 […]

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What Are YOUR 3 Best Writing Tips?

You and I know something about writing. We know about the joy of writing. And we know about the struggle. We know about the times when writing is difficult, and the times when writing flows without effort. But we take our experience for granted. Until… Until someone asks us for advice. Here’s a scenario: Image […]

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Lost Your Motivation to Write? The One Thing that Helps

Have you ever lost your motivation to write? You have a deadline staring you in the face, and no words to reach it. Feels awful, doesn’t it? People love talking about motivation. The truth is, there’s  some great content out there about getting motivated.   But asking “How do I motivate myself?” misses a critical point: […]

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