23 Words or Phrases to Eliminate From Your Writing Today (Infographic)

William Strunk Jr. phrased it best in the must-have book for writers of all levels, Elements of Style: “Vigorous writing is concise. A sentence should contain no unnecessary words, a paragraph no unnecessary sentences, for the same reason that a drawing should have no unnecessary lines and a machine no unnecessary parts. This requires not… Read more »

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The 110 Best Apps, Tools and Resources for Writers in 2017

For many of us, writing is a daunting proposition that easily leads to brain-freeze, confusion, and frustration at the sheer magnitude of the task. But take heart! Modern computing and the Internet have joined hands to make the process easier, whether you’re creating a brochure or business plan, researching a paper, or writing the world’s… Read more »

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11 Science-Backed Ways Writing Improves Your Mind, Body and Spirit

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For many of us, writing is a practical tool. We use it to communicate our thoughts, ideas, and experiences with other people, usually through email and social media. However, considerable scientific research is showing that writing has exciting health and wellness benefits too. Writing, as a personal venture (i.e. keeping a journal), not only helps… Read more »

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The Anatomy of a Best-Selling Book (Infographic)

Have you ever wanted to write a best-selling book? Although there is no magic formula for creating the next blockbuster novel, it turns out there are some commonalities between our most popular books. We have crunched the numbers on: Average page length Sex of the main protagonist Average number of words per sentence Genre popularity… Read more »

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Writing a College Admissions Essay: The Ultimate Guide

College application season is right around the corner, and there’s no such thing as starting too early on the most important several hundred words of your student life to date: your college admissions essay. The admissions essay can be the bane of your high school senior existence, one more thing to do on a long list… Read more »

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The Fascinating Work Habits of 18 Famous Writers (Infographic)

Many of the world’s most brilliant and prolific writers engaged in fairly eccentric practices to bring their incomparable poetry and prose to the page. Some of the habits were born of practicality, others of superstition. The writers we profile below had very specific ideas about what writing utensils they could use, what hours of the… Read more »

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