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  1. A trick to fix writing that sounds flat

    One issue I have with “writer’s block” is that it is a vague excuse that blankets over more specific issues. Writer’s block is real, but there is a concrete list of reasons why you are being blocked and it isn’t because you are a writer. You need to identify what…


  2. 4 things I learned in journalism school

    I am about to graduate journalism school in a few months, and I’ve been reflecting on what I’ve learned during this degree. Journalism school will teach you everything from photography to PR skills to audio editing to writing, so it is like a grab bag of storytelling mediums. This is…


  3. 8 character traits that make a great writer

    1. Listening I have done many interviews over the past six years and I have learned that people like it when you listen to them. It may sound too obvious, but listening to people is an essential trait for a writer. You need to hear the story in what your…


  4. When is the best time to write?

    When is the best time to write? Answer: whenever you can. There is a romanticized notion that writing in the morning with a steaming cup of coffee or engaging a feverish, late night writing session is the way writing happens. Both of these situations are definite possibilities. But, really, there…


  5. 3 reasons to keep a journal

    If you want to be a writer, you should keep a consistent journal. My journal is the most indispensable and practical part of my writing process because it brings so much value. Some people might have misconceptions that journals are mushy or self-involved, but they don’t have to be that…


  6. Where to get writing ideas

    So, you want to write, but where do you get ideas from? How do you know what to write about? What kinds of words are you actually going to put down? When you sit down in front of the blank page to write, you must have at least some idea…


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