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Link of the Day: Challenge Your Writing Style

Writing Style

The Huffington Post:  5 Ways To Try A New Writing Style


When I first started writing back in my teen years, first person was my go-to tense.  It wasn’t until a few years ago that I started experimenting in 3rd person, and realized that it not only offered a different flavor to my overall work, but also pushed me to write even better.  As writers, we have to constantly challenge ourselves to be better.  Whether that includes writing a genre we’re unfamiliar with, or writing in a different tense, changing things up is extremely important.

Experimenting is often key when writing, and today’s link of the day shows five ways that you can change up your writing style and tackle the unknown, and maybe even become a better writer in the process.  So, check out the link above and challenge your creativity today!

And, let us know in the comment section below how you have changed up your own writing, and how it has benefited you as a writer.

Happy Wednesday All and Keep On Writing!



Link of the Day: Every Writer Needs Inspiration

Flavorwire:  12 Great Videos of Famous Authors Giving Advice to Aspiring Writers


When writers are not writing, they’re looking for inspiration.  Inspiration is key to pen that perfect manuscript, and many times a writer’s inspiration comes from other writers.

As an aspiring writer myself, I feel 100 times more motivated when I hear success stories and advice from fellow writers.  I don’t know if it’s the awe or envy of another writer’s success that forces me to writer harder and better, but whatever it is, it works.

So, check out the video above and hear some inspiring advice from author, John Hodgman.  And, after that, check out the link to find more motivation from other famous and successful writers.

Happy Tuesday All & Keep Writing!


Link of the Day: A Writer’s Getaway

Writing Retreat

The Huffington Post:  Why You Need a Writing Retreat and How to Make the Most of It


Every writer dreams of locking themselves away and blocking out the daily distractions so they only have time for one thing…to write.

Whether it’s somewhere in the mountains, by the beach, or in the woods, and even if it’s just for a weekend or longer, a writing retreat may be just what some of us writers need to start, finish, or edit our novels (I know I sure need one!).

The weekend is coming up, so check out the link above and see how you can take your very own writer’s retreat.

Happy Thursday All!


Link of the Day: The Art of Journaling

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Flavorwire:  10 Famous Authors on the Importance of Keeping a Journal


I have an entire bookshelf containing my 10+ journals, all of which I have kept throughout my 22 years of life.  Journaling is a way for me to relax, to cope, and to explore my feelings, hopes, and dreams through my favorite form of expression: writing.

However, over the past couple of years, I have been falling behind in keeping up with my diaries.  I don’t know if it’s life getting in the way, or that I have neglected it so much that the task of writing more than five months (which is how much time has gone unwritten at the moment) is too daunting for me to even think about attempting, but it pains me how I’ve let my journaling take the back burner.

Thus, I am so happy I have found this post.  Journaling is important for any writer, and hearing the importance of keeping a diary by some of these famous authors has re-inspired me to put pen to paper, and reenter the world of my written life.  So, whether you keep a journal or not, check out the link above!

Do you keep a journal?  If so, why is keeping a journal important for you?

Happy Tuesday All!


Link of the Day: Punctuation Mark Personality


The Huffington Post: What Your Favorite Punctuation Mark Says About You


Mine is either an exclamation point (!) or a hyphen (-).  Which, according to this test, says I’m a hyper person – thanks to the exclamation point – and a creative social butterfly – thanks to Mr. Hyphen.

Check out what your punctuation mark personality is!

Happy Wednesday All!


Link of the Day: Writing Advice


The Huffington Post: Inspirational Quotes on Writing: Advice from Authors


Writing is important to me, and I love hearing advice from experienced writers.

So if you want some good writing tips from some of the greats, then check out today’s Link of the Day!

Happy Tuesday All!