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How to Write a Research Paper without Losing Your Mind

Posted on October 16, 2017 at 9:30 AM


By implementing a simple timeline, you can break down the process of writing a research paper into manageable steps. Here’s how. Read more...

The Writer's Love Affair with Fall

Posted on October 2, 2017 at 9:25 AM


For as long as I can remember, I’ve had a love affair with fall. Many writers do. Here's why. Read more...

Attending Your First Writers Conference: The How and the Why

Posted on September 18, 2017 at 9:45 AM


With a little prep and an understanding of how to approach the event, you can walk into any writers conference with the confidence to navigate it all. Read more...

New Beginnings: Seven Ways for Writers to Celebrate the School Year

Posted on September 4, 2017 at 9:30 AM


We writers may have to juggle bosses, bills, and all the other inconveniences of adulting, but we can still channel our inner kid and find inspiration in a number of “school-related” ways. Here’s how. Read more...

Embracing Your Creativity, Even Professionally

Posted on August 21, 2017 at 10:30 AM


Why should we creatives delegate our passion for learning and growing to the margins for the sake of structure and uniformity? The answer? We shouldn’t. Read more...

The Case of the Ill-Used Outline

Posted on August 7, 2017 at 4:15 PM


In the case of academic writing, outlines are invaluable. But, in the case of creative writing, my ill-used outline was not going to solve my story’s problems. Find out what did. Read more...

Writing Towards Success, 15 Minutes a Day

Posted on July 17, 2017 at 9:15 AM


After months and months of turning my back on my novel, I got back into the habit of writing. How did I do it? Simply put, I reassessed what I wanted to accomplish. I set a goal that I could manage. I altered my perception of success. And I did so with a few helpful tools. Read more...

Writing Simply, Even in Higher Ed

Posted on July 3, 2017 at 1:25 PM


The common belief, sadly, is that highbrow rhetoric and tortuous sentence structuring is the key to proving a university’s merit. Yet when it comes to higher ed, writing simply is simply the best. Read more...


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