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128 Ways to Avoid the Word “Very” [Infographic]

Have you ever noticed how often you use the word ‘very’? We tend to use it to make a point or express a superlative. However, we often end up with a lame sentence because the word ‘very’ has lost all power through overuse. Check out the fantastic infographic below that offers 128 words you can […]

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47 Killer Tips All Writers Need When Their Creativity Goes AWOL

All writers have this vague hope that the elves will come in the night and finish any stories. ~Neil Gaiman Scary, isn’t it? That wall. Behind which all your great words are waiting. Waiting to be released, to fly away, to change the world. Scary because that wall appeared from nowhere. One minute you were […]

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The Science Behind Writing Drunk and Editing Sober: Infographic

Hemingway’s famous advice was to “write drunk, edit sober”. Although there is a lot of debate as to whether Hemingway actually said this, it does raise an interesting question: does alcohol help with the writing process? It is no secret that some of the greatest authors were heavy drinkers, including David Foster Wallace, Edgar Allan […]

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The Ultimate 10 Step Guide to Plan and Write Your Book

Writing a book isn’t easy. It takes weeks, probably months, of consistent work. It will challenge you. Yet … a book can change everything. Perhaps your book will add an extra income stream to your freelancing business, bringing in royalties so that you’re no longer purely tied to by-the-hour work. Perhaps your book will be […]

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How to Make Writing Fun: 5 Apps for Writers

Feeling exhausted? Frustrated? Anxious? Congratulations, you just might be a writer. From a spectator’s point of view, writing seems easy. All you have to do is sit down and let the words flow out of your minds and onto the page. The reality is rather different, and you are certainly familiar with what we are talking […]

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