Writing tips, strategies, and processes: Little Leaf for Writers is a blog for writers at every stage and every level. 

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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...

Dissecting Essay Prompts

Posted on June 19, 2017 at 3:15 PM

Conquering college-level writing is possible. The first step is knowing where to begin, and that process starts with dissecting the essay prompt. Read more...

Breaking Down Writer's Block

Posted on June 5, 2017 at 11:55 AM

The truth is, every writer has a mental block sometimes, a looming barrier that sends one’s creativity scurrying to the farthest reaches of one’s mind. Learn the strategies to break down this wall and get back to writing. Read more...

Garbage Sorting For Writers

Posted on May 19, 2017 at 1:50 PM

We writers must allow our rough drafts to be ghastly, disgusting, horrifying pages of yuck. Only then can we take that draft and begin sorting through its garbage, and, yes, garbage there will be. Read more...

Finding My Inner Grammar Nerd (Again)

Posted on May 3, 2017 at 8:05 PM

If an English major who considers herself a not-too-shabby wordsmith can benefit from a grammar refresher, most everyone else can as well. Find out why. Read more...