Category Archives: Essayists

Feature Writers: Use This Checklist

Mark Twain often spoke of  writing in an unpretentious way,  simplicity of language, accuracy, and “naturalness.” These are points that should be uppermost in feature writers’ minds when they write for newspapers and magazines. Heed these key points about your … Continue reading

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Is Writer’s Block Becoming A Common Excuse For You?

Post these affirmations to your desk or on your computer when Writer’s Block becomes too familiar to you: 1) My greatest piece is yet to come. 2) I can write. I have knowledge, wisdom, and discernment. 3) I have a … Continue reading

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Rid Yourself of Writer’s Block!

How do you rid yourself of writer’s block? Personally, I go for a walk off the beaten path with no sounds of traffic or screaming kids. A walk often refreshes my mind and the ideas flow. I asked a variety … Continue reading

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What Do You Read in Your Spare Time?

In my blogs, I often tell writers that if they want to get published in certain genres, they must do a lot of reading in that genre. Actually, regardless of the genre you want to write and get published in, … Continue reading

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