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Starting Your Writing Career: Become A Published Author In Six Steps

Megan G. Close | Posted 01.24.2017 | Home
Megan G. Close

"I've decided I want to write for a living. Any tips?" My friend Jannah recently contacted me regarding starting a writing career - and I'm glad she ...

A New Year, A New Chapter, A New You

Linda Gray Sexton | Posted 01.16.2017 | GPS for the Soul
Linda Gray Sexton

The start of the New Year has me thinking about endings, beginnings, and the paths we take to lead us from one chapter to the next. How did you choose...

Your Writing Career, Are You As Serious As You Pretend?

Kanarian Kindred | Posted 01.10.2017 | Healthy Living
Kanarian Kindred

As a youth I was raised to believe no one owes you anything. Therefore, I tend to look at situations in an objective view, instead of dealing mostly o...

Maddie Dawson's Childhood Turned Her Into the Best-Selling Author She Is Today

Quora | Posted 11.21.2016 | Home
Quora

What things have you routinely done to become a more competent writer? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling q...

Writers - When Is Short Too Short?

Carl Phillips | Posted 11.18.2016 | Arts
Carl Phillips

"Clutter is the disease of American writing. We are a society strangling in unnecessary words" ― William Zinsser, On Writing Well: The Classic Gui...

The Writing Life: Storytelling in The Great Global Bazaar

Pranay Gupte | Posted 10.28.2016 | Media
Pranay Gupte

I've spent all my professional life in the world of words and visuals: The New York Times, Newsweek International, Forbes, The Earth Times, social med...

4 Easy Ways To Improve Your College Essays

Victoria Yore | Posted 10.26.2016 | College
Victoria Yore

Since a good bit of your life [and grade!] will rely on essay writing, you may as well hone your skills early so you can shock your professors and continue to improve your grade.

I'm a Writer, and This Is My Biggest Productivity Hack

Quora | Posted 10.10.2016 | Home
Quora

What small habits or tricks do you use to work more efficiently and productively? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where c...

Why Plagiarism Makes You A Better Writer

Tammy Letherer | Posted 10.05.2016 | Arts
Tammy Letherer

When you write something, no matter how many times the idea has been conveyed, it is unique because YOU are unique. No one will a write something exactly as you do. And we need every last version, every individual nuance, every voice.

Mamas, Don't Let Your Babies Grow up to be Writers

Jacy Sutton | Posted 09.27.2016 | Arts
Jacy Sutton

Lately I've been having accounting fantasies. I dream about a career where there is a definitive answer. Where numbers either add up or they don't. Th...

5 Things You Need To Know About Writing Before Becoming A Writer

Thomas Kuegler | Posted 09.15.2016 | HuffPost Home
Thomas Kuegler

"Here it comes, my masterpiece, my Sistine Chapel, my Old Man And The Sea. Aaand it's gone." -Me, sitting at my laptop writing, every day. Writing ...

Imagine Being the Writer You Are Not...Yet: Cathy Salit and the Power of Performing as an Author

David Henry Sterry | Posted 09.13.2016 | Home
David Henry Sterry

We first met Cathy Salit when she had an idea for a book. As the CEO of Performance of a Lifetime, a company that helps individuals and organizations ...

Trying to Conquer Writer's Block when You're on a Deadline? Learn from Emergency Doctors.

Anna Sabino | Posted 09.09.2016 | Business
Anna Sabino

You've created what seems like a perfect writing environment: tidy desk in a quiet room, there's noone in the apartment and all your appliances are of...

A Desperate Plea From A Desperate Writer

Melissa Palmer | Posted 09.03.2016 | Arts
Melissa Palmer

Whether this sounds snarky or not it needs to be said, and I guess I'm going to be the one to say it. Please stop talking sh*t to writers.

The Best Writing Advice Changes Everything

Brooke Warner | Posted 09.01.2016 | Home
Brooke Warner

This summer I was invited to the Mendocino Writers Conference, where at the opening reception in downtown Mendocino (where one can't help but evoke Jessica Fletcher of Murder, She Wrote) each presenter was asked to come to the microphone to share their best piece of writing advice.

Using Snapchat Filters to Report On Sexual Abuse Survivors

Rebecca L. Weber | Posted 08.03.2016 | Women
Rebecca L. Weber

In a recent piece on young rape survivors, Omar used Snapchat's digital facial-masking capabilities to hide the identity of the speakers, while still keeping visible the eyes and the nuances of facial expressions. Scroll down to watch the video below to see how this simple, powerful approach works.

Go F**king Work

Matt Hearnden | Posted 07.13.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Matt Hearnden

Alexander Lam might've created the best productivity hack ever -- www.gofuckingwork.com. Go to it now and you'll get one of a few different messa...

Stop Taking Criticism (And Praise) Personally

Matt Hearnden | Posted 07.06.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Matt Hearnden

When we realize we're more than our work, when we realize we're allowed to value ourselves more than we value the opinion of others, we stop taking our criticism and our praise so personally.

How To Write Better Without Becoming A Better Writer

Matt Hearnden | Posted 06.29.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Matt Hearnden

Because I'm worrying much less about whether or not my work is good enough. It might be, and it might not be. It's just not worth the energy it takes to worry about it - especially when I could be putting that energy into the work.

Chasing Chaos: An Interview with Katie Rose Guest Pryal

Brandi Megan Granett | Posted 06.07.2016 | Home
Brandi Megan Granett

I always joke that I don't have many friends--I never have had. Everywhere I've lived, I seemed to pick up only one or two. But those one or two friends often became friends for life. So I have my couple of friends from college, from graduate school, and so on, and we'd do anything for each other.

Stuck in the Middle: A Conversation with Ann Garvin

Brandi Megan Granett | Posted 06.02.2016 | Home
Brandi Megan Granett

I Like you Just Fine When You Aren't Around by Ann Garvin captures that in-between place so many people find themselves in today where carrying for ag...

The Penny Poet of Portsmouth: A Conversation with Katherine Towler

Brandi Megan Granett | Posted 05.24.2016 | Home
Brandi Megan Granett

Katherine Towler's memoir, The Penny Poet of Portsmouth follows her move to Portsmouth, along with a marriage and a settling down into the community s...

Dimestore: An Interview With Lee Smith

Brandi Megan Granett | Posted 05.11.2016 | Home
Brandi Megan Granett

In Dimestore: A Writer's Life, Lee Smith reflects back on her growing up as a daughter of the Appalachian South and as a fiction writer. While she reports that her fiction finally clicked when she wrote about the life she knew growing up, her non-fiction benefits from the same gaze.

A Majorca Romance: A Conversation with Anita Hughes

Brandi Megan Granett | Posted 05.03.2016 | Home
Brandi Megan Granett

Island in the Sea by Anita Hughes sweeps readers away to yet another paradise and a couple falling under the spell of love.

The Key to Good Writing is Reading

Quora | Posted 05.03.2016 | Home
Quora

What should one do to improve his writing skills? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered...