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Both writing coaches and therapists dig deep, listen attentively, and meet regularly. But hiring one versus the other depends on ...
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Use of a big word can be beautiful, as long as it meets two criteria: it must be the right ...
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Writers Often Ask Me a Question I Can’t Answer
The field is saturated, so many people wanting to tell their interesting stories. You wonder: Am I a good enough ...
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Why sweat the commas? To save your reader from working to decode syntax-level meaning, enabling full focus on your protagonist, ...
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Past perfect is less common in the internet era, but isn’t just a formality. Without it, readers are ever so ...
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When stuck in the doldrums, writing coach Mathina Calliope recommends "writer candy"—literary distractions that nourish the muse ...
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