How to Organize Your Writing Projects Like a Pro

If you love to write, you probably have lots of word documents on your computer. While that's great, over time these items will clutter your desktop and make things harder to find. You should work to organize your writing projects in the best way you can. While it might be tempting to save everything to your desktop, over time you won't know what's what. You also might have lots of other things on your computer such as photos or videos you won't want to get mixed up with your writing projects. Here's some tips to help you organize the writing on your computer.

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10 Habits that Make Your Writing Better

All writers looking to improve their talent, whether it's adjusting their sentence flow or writing more dynamic characters, seek good writing habits that make their writing better. After all, they say it takes at least ten-thousand hours to master a skill; that means writers work hard to put their best pieces together. Writers develop their talents over time with dedication and diligence to the craft. While there's no one size fits all strategy to make your writing better, you can start forming habits that can make your writing stronger. Here's ten easy habits you can use to begin improving today.

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How Audio Can Improve Your Proofreading

Proofreading with precision takes time, patience, and effort to develop on your own. However, if you're looking to become a better writing critic, consider using read aloud functions when proofreading. Think about it: whenever you read, you're listening to the words in your head. That's why so many people imagine character voices as they snuggle with their favorite books. Here's five benefits proofreading with audio helps you improve your writing.

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Doubt in the Creative Writing Process

Doubt is perhaps one of the biggest barriers between achieving our writing goals and keeping them dreams. Whenever we sit down to create, there's always that looming fear we just aren't good enough after all. All artists fear their work being rejected, criticized, ridiculed, and forgotten. ...and yet, doubt is healthy. Doubt in the creative process helps expand our creativity. If all creators went with the first idea that popped into their brain, they wouldn't experiment writing a paragraph or character differently. As writers, we should be looking to continue to imagine our characters, plot lines, scenarios, and prose in various brilliant lights. Here's how doubt contributes to the creative writing process.

Knowing and Developing a Writing Voice

Every writer wants what they've written to captivate and resonate with their readers. However, words on the page can't show emotion, so it's up to your word choice to evoke the correct feelings. Voice is one of the most critical yet difficult things for writers to develop. You could follow every grammar rule perfectly and yet the way you approach writing is completely different than someone else. That's because we all have our own thought processes and styles when it comes to presenting written information. Your voice marks who you are as a writer, which is why it's important to think about the way you structure sentences. Here's a guide for finding a writing voice.

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Five Ways to Learn Writing Skills (Without Needing Much Money)

If you enjoy writing more than a hobby, you're most likely looking to improve your writing skills. While you could take a class, the prices of the best online courses are rising, and you might need a more flexible way to learn. Luckily, there's other options to continue learning writing without taking these financial risks. Here's five ways to learn writing skills without needing to invest too much money.

Eight Reasons Writers should Begin Writing a Blog

Blogging is a great activity that allows you to write often about a topic you enjoy. You can use your blog to educate others, share your thoughts, and develop insights on your chosen subject. You’ll also be able to use your passion to grow a community of people that enjoy what you do. There's plenty of exciting opportunities that await for those considering putting their writing online. Here’s eight reasons blogging is a great for writers.

8 Effective Blogging Ideas for Beginners

You may have written fifty blog posts or maybe you're working on your first, but one thing's clear: you want your next post to take off. The more popular your blog post is, the more traffic and notoriety you'll gain. Most blogging experts know that one great post will drive more traffic than ten mediocre ones. Here's eight blogging ideas for beginners that will help you write a successful blog post.

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Unreliable Narrators: The liars, criminals, and sociopaths of fiction

A narrator tells the story of a book, but an unreliable narrator is a character who tells a story that lacks credibility. The unreliable narrator adds the concept of questioning the credibility of a main character, whether it's through what they say or how they react when new information gets presented. Writers most commonly use unreliable narrators in genres like mystery and supernatural fiction because they create suspense that keeps readers guessing until the last page.