Writing Room

6 Things Your Writing Room Should Have

When you think of the perfect writing place, you might imagine a quiet place without any distractions. Many writers dream about a cabin with nothing but a notebook and a beautiful summer's day. Unfortunately, this dream doesn't exist where most writers live, and even if you do live by the woods, chances are it isn't a beautiful summer most of the time. However, that doesn't mean you can't and won't find the perfect writing room. Here's six things your writing space should have.

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5 Unique Creative Writing Exercises for Amazing Ideas

You've got tea on your desk and a word document open on your computer. You take a sip of your tea for inspiration but find that you're having trouble writing. Ideas flowed out from your fingertips yesterday, but the words won't come out today. Luckily there's plenty of methods to help boost your creativity and inspiration. Here's five different writing exercises to motivate yourself during the writing process.

How Freewriting Encourages and Expands Creativity

If you write often, you'll know that there's times when you won't feel inspired by the muses to put words down onto the page. You might try writing a few sentences but find you're still stuck on the same scene as yesterday. Luckily, there's a writing method that can help you boost creativity and productivity: freewriting. Here's how freewriting can expand your imagination and encourage your inner creativity.

Top Tips for Writing Headlines or Naming Your Book

Congratulations on finishing your book or blog post! Give yourself a big pat on the back; you've now written a work you can add to your list of accomplishments. However, now that you're done writing, there's one thing left to do: come up with the perfect headline or title. This can be a challenge because it's hard to describe your work in just a few words. You also know you'll need a headline that grips attention but isn't too creatively misleading. But where do you start when it comes to writing headlines or titling your book? Here's how you can find the perfect title for what you wrote.

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How to Achieve Your Writing Goals

With the end of the year approaching, many writers are starting to set writing goals for the New Year. This is the perfect time for you to think about your own writing career and reflect on your own goals for writing. But where should you start when setting out to achieve your writing dreams? Here's a step-by-step guide that will help you identify how to set writing goals for yourself.

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.