The 3 Essential Elements of Plot Every Writer Should Know

The 3 Essential Elements of Plot Every Writer Should Know

How many times have you sat down at the keyboard with a fantastic story premise in your mind, but had trouble getting it organized in a manner that truly flows on the page? A solid story premise can act as fuel to your passion for writing. There is so much possibility when you have an exciting...

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5 Ways to Make Money Writing While Traveling the World

5 Ways to Make Money Writing While Traveling the World

How many times have you daydreamed about packing up your life into a van and hitting the open road? Or quitting your job to travel the world indefinitely? While travel is an amazing opportunity, it’s not always feasible to quit your job and travel full-time. Unless you have a trust fund (lucky you), you’ll need to find ways to make money while traveling. So in this article, we’ll go over 5 practical ways you can make money as a writer while continuing to travel the world!

How to Start Writing a Memoir: 14 Tips for Starting Your Memoir

How to Start Writing a Memoir: 14 Tips for Starting Your Memoir

Memoir writing is much more challenging than journaling or simply writing down your life’s story in chronological sequence. Having recently published a memoir and debut book of my own―”A Life Derailed: My Journey with ALS”―there are a lot of practical steps to memoir writing that I learned in the process.

What is Passive Voice and How to Avoid It

What is Passive Voice and How to Avoid It

If you’re looking to exponentially improve your writing with minimal effort, then eliminating any use of passive voice is a great way to accomplish this! Just to be clear, passive voice is not a grammatical error, so if you’re using it in your essays or creative writing work, there’s nothing necessarily wrong with that.

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Basic Rules of MLA Style

Basic Rules of MLA Style

Information is taken from the 8th edition MLA Handbook, latest version, 2020.  Formatting your essay using MLA style doesn’t have to be a daunting...

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