The Secret First Draft You Can Work With

(My apologies for the lack of an image; I’m having internet issues, and trying to add one was crashing WordPress tonight.) “Just get the first draft down, even though it’s probably bad, and you can […]

Will I Still Have Time to Write in College?

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If you’re getting close to starting a college career, you might be wondering: how much writing will you have time to do? On one hand, you probably will have time for other things besides homework […]

5 (Non-Serious) Parts of Life That Need More Representation

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As the title indicates, this is more of a fun post – I’m not talking about demographic diversity in fiction this week.  Rather, I’m here to point out several little elements of real life that […]

College Applicant Survival Tips (Part 2)

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Hey friends, I’m back (after falling asleep in the middle of uploading this late last night anyway :P), and as promised, here is the second half of my list of college application tips.  If you […]

College Applicant Survival Tips (Part 1)

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If you’re a highschooler and you’re reading this post, you might be thinking about college.  (If you have other plans, that’s cool too, but as the title indicates, this post is written with those who […]

8 Quirks to Make Your Characters More Unique

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Want to make your characters more memorable, but aren’t sure how? Here’s a list of eccentricities and quirks you can give them to make them a little more unique.  (Credit for thinking of some of […]

6 Ways To Take Advantage of Summer as a Writer

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Well, it’s May 1st, so most of us are wrapping up school and have our eyes on summer.  Maybe you have lots of plans (Yay for vaccines!) or a job, or perhaps you just plan […]

Evaluating Your Reasons for Belief

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When you’re studying other viewpoints, and (hopefully) trying to evaluate their truthfulness, it’s important to know why you believe your current views, whatever that reason may be.  I don’t mean “Why is this true,” or […]

3 Ways to Save Time (But Please Don’t)

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We can all use more time in our lives, can’t we?  Between school, potentially work, writing, and who knows what other activities, life is busy.  Fortunately, there are ways you can find more time without […]

When to Set the Cool Ideas Aside

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This is the biggest project you’ve attempted yet.  It’s going to be your masterpiece, and you can unleash the full force of your creativity and writing knowledge gained since your last project.  It’s a fantasy […]