Revising & Rewriting Tips

20 Writing Quotes From Famous Authors – From Hemingway to Jong

20 Writing Quotes From Famous Authors – From Hemingway to Jong

These quotations about writing will inspire you to write more – they’re from famous authors such as Ernest Hemingway, Anne Lamott, Anne Tyler, Erica Jong, John Updike, Julia Cameron, Walt Whitman, and more. To kick things off, here’s one my favorite writing quotes from Annie Dillard: “I don’t do housework. Life is too short and I’m too […]

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6 Best Writing Tips – Besides “Read Lots” and “Show Don’t Tell”

6 Best Writing Tips – Besides “Read Lots” and “Show Don’t Tell”

Just like one man’s trash is another’s treasure, my best writing tips may be your tripe. But can agree we’re tired of writing tips like “show, don’t tell” and “read voraciously”? Here’s a bit ‘o wisdom from a writer who just won the Richard C. Holbrooke Distinguished Achievement Award (formerly the Dayton Literary Peace Prize Lifetime […]

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Editing and Proofreading Tips – 5 Ways to Proofread Your Writing

Editing and Proofreading Tips – 5 Ways to Proofread Your Writing

These editing and proofreading tips will make your writing better, and they’re kinda fun! These ways to proofread your writing are new to me – because honestly, I’m not much for editing. I tend to edit as I write, which many a writing coach has spanked me for. One of my goals is to separate […]

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10 Most Common Writing Mistakes, Plus 10 Remedies

10 Most Common Writing Mistakes, Plus 10 Remedies

Written by on December 7, 2010 in Editing Tips, Revising & Rewriting Tips, Writing Tips with 19 Comments

You won’t just find the most common writing mistakes here; also included are ten remedies for writers who make the same mistakes over and over! These writing tips are from Vancouver-based writer and publication coach, Daphne Gray-Grant. “Effective writers understand that they are lifelong apprentices,” says Gray-Grant. “They learn by reading – constantly. Note: this is […]

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Basic Writing Tips – 6 Ways to Improve Your Writing Skills

Basic Writing Tips – 6 Ways to Improve Your Writing Skills

Even the most successful writers need to review the basic writing tips occasionally! These six ways to improve your writing skills will keep you grounded and in touch with what really matters (a publishing contract is exciting, but doesn’t really matter. What really matters is that you’re constantly, happily, improving your writing skills!). Before the tips, a quip:  “There […]

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5 Practical Tips for Improving Your Writing Skills

5 Practical Tips for Improving Your Writing Skills

Written by on September 29, 2010 in Editing Tips, Revising & Rewriting Tips, Writing Tips with 3 Comments

These tips for improving your writing range from slowing down to connecting with your reader. There is a good writer in you somewhere; you need only take the time and do the work to find her! But before the tips, a quip: “On plenty of days the writer can write three or four pages, and […]

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How to Fix Writer’s Block and Make Your Writing Sparkle

How to Fix Writer’s Block and Make Your Writing Sparkle

Knowing how to fix writer’s block is the first way to make your writing sparkle! These writing tips are inspired by writer’s coach and author Daphne Gray-Grant. Are you ready to claw your way back to smooth, happy writing? Before the tips, a quip: “When something can be read without effort, great effort has gone into its writing.” ~ Enrique Jardiel Poncela. The […]

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10 Book Writing Tips From Published Book Authors and Freelancers

10 Book Writing Tips From Published Book Authors and Freelancers

These book writing tips are from published book authors, freelance copywriters, and bloggers. Fellow scribes, don’t yawn because you’ve heard these tips before! Instead, I challenge you to actually apply each tip when you’re writing your book. Before the tips, a quip: “Writing a book is a horrible, exhausting struggle, like a long bout of some painful illness.  […]

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Essay Writing Tips – How to Write College Essays and Term Papers

Essay Writing Tips – How to Write College Essays and Term Papers

Knowing how to write college essays and term papers can make the difference between passing and failing a college course! These essay writing tips sprout from years of writing practice, and they’re kicked off by a publication coach. Before the tips, a quip: “A good essay must have this permanent quality about it; it must […]

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College Writing Help – 5 Ways to Write Better Essays

College Writing Help – 5 Ways to Write Better Essays

The savviest students know that finding the right college writing help will get them the right grades! These five ways to write better essays range from snuggling up to the assignment to editing with different hats on. Before the tips, a quip: “It’s not plagiarism – I’m recycling words, as any good environmentally conscious writer […]

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