Why Reading Makes You a Better Writer

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I often see questions in Facebook writing groups about whether reading makes you a better writer. My answer would usually be a resounding yes, but when you think about it, the real answer is “it depends.” For example, if you’re an avid reader of nonficiton (read: me), you’re not going to necessarily be a better fiction writer because of it.

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How To Stay Creative as a Nonfiction Writer

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For years, I believed the lie that I wasn’t a creative person. Watching several people around me create handmade items, and sometimes being blatantly judged for not being handy, I felt that there wasn’t a creative bone in my body. But it turns out there’s more to art than working with your hands. Writing, whether fiction, nonfiction, poetry, or many

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You’re a writer: own it!

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When someone asks you that antiquated, useless question, “so, what do you do?” How do you respond? I personally do a lot of things. I take care of three children, I currently travel full-time, I make friends everywhere I go, I cook meals, I do laundry, I write, I edit, and I do whatever else needs to be done. I

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7 New Year’s Resolutions for New Writers

New Year's Resolutions

The end of the year is fast approaching, and many people will be making New Year’s resolutions. Are you making the right ones to grow your writing career? In today’s guest post, Celia Abernethy shares 7 New Year’s resolutions that will actually make a difference for new writers.

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