10 Commonly Misused Words in Writing — A Writer’s Path

by Laura Blackhurst The English language is one of the most complex in existence. With more words than any other language in the world, it is no wonder even native speakers don’t get it quite right all the time. Here’s a quick run down of my top ten most misused words. Some […]

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Using Rhetorical Devices in Your Writing — A Writer’s Path

by ARHuelsenbeck Whether you write fiction, non-fiction, or poetry, rhetorical devices are among your most useful tools. Use them, and your writing will have specificity, emotional impact, color, and memorability.

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How to Not Strangle People Who Are More Successful Than You — A Writer’s Path

by Daniella Levy Poet and blogger Trish Hopkinson reposted an article I wrote about rejection and the value of hope. That article was a sort of precursor to this blog, and it made me feel very warm and fuzzy to see it popping up again. I got some really lovely responses to it […]

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Why Writers Use Multiple Points-of-View — A Writer’s Path

by Lizard is Writing Anonymous asked: “Hi Lizard! I have an idea for a writing piece I want to do. I have characters, a majority of the plot, and a brief outline of the ending. The only thing is, I don’t know how to begin in a way that isn’t overwhelming to the […]

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5 Ways of Balancing Your Writerly Life — A Writer’s Path

by Michael Cristiano One of the biggest challenges I have as a writer has very little to with writing and very much to do with time and motivation. After spending eight hours at a 9-to-5, writing often gets left out of the weekday equation, especially when other commitments like personal upkeep, maintaining relationships, […]

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Help! My Characters Are All Too Similar! 5 Tips to Make Them Distinct — A Writer’s Path

by Roz Morris I’ve been asked this question twice recently–in a conversation on G+ and by a student at my Guardian masterclass the other week. In both cases, the writers had encouraging feedback from agents, but one crucial criticism: the characters all seemed too similar. And probably this wasn’t surprising because of their story […]

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10 Commonly Misused Words in Writing — A Writer’s Path

by Laura Blackhurst The English language is one of the most complex in existence. With more words than any other language in the world, it is no wonder even native speakers don’t get it quite right all the time. Here’s a quick run down of my top ten most misused words. Some […]

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Using Rhetorical Devices in Your Writing — A Writer’s Path

by ARHuelsenbeck Whether you write fiction, non-fiction, or poetry, rhetorical devices are among your most useful tools. Use them, and your writing will have specificity, emotional impact, color, and memorability.

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