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31 Ways to Find Inspiration for Your Writing

31 Ways to Find Inspiration for Your Writing How to find inspiration By Leo Babauta You can’t wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club. - Jack London No matter how much you love writing, there will always be days when you need inspiration from one muse or another.
7 steps to creativity - how to have ideas A guest post by Simon Townley of WriteMindset As a writer, having ideas is one of the most important parts of your craft. But often it seems like one of the most difficult and challenging parts of the whole process. How do you keep ideas flowing?

7 steps to creativity - how to have ideas

Whether you’re new to the world of authorship or a veteran trying to make the most of Web services and applications, there are a number of online tools for writers of all types. From blogging platforms to networking hotbeds, and job boards to real-world gatherings, and more, the supply of utilities is comprehensive, to say the least. But finding them all can be hard-going, so we’ve taken the liberty to make the discovery process easier by arranging our top finds here for your perusal. Here are 35 of the best social media tools for writers. Have one that you'd recommend? Tell us about your favorites in the comments!

WRITER'S TOOLBOX: 35 Best Tools for Writing Online

WRITER'S TOOLBOX: 35 Best Tools for Writing Online
Writer’s Block ia a subject that we have discussed many times on this site in the past. It can be a frustrating and often overwhelming condition that writer‘s of all levels face at one time or another, no matter their style or expertise. What you probably don’t know is that writer’s block comes in various forms and each requires a different approach in order to overcome the obstruction and take back your creativity. The Different Forms of Writer’s Block (and How to Tackle Them): Battling Writer's Block Battling Writer's Block
Grammar and Punctuation

Writing Prompts Writing Prompts Writer’s Block ia a subject that we have discussed many times on this site in the past. It can be a frustrating and often overwhelming condition that writer‘s of all levels face at one time or another, no matter their style or expertise.
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Do You Make These 7 Mistakes When You Write?
Five Ways to Write Magnificent Copy
The Writer's Resource
Five Ways to Write Magnificent Copy
One thing blogging and good copywriting share is a conversational style, and that means it’s fine to fracture the occasional rule of proper grammar in order to communicate effectively. Both bloggers and copywriters routinely end sentences with prepositions, dangle a modifier in a purely technical sense, or make liberal use of the ellipsis when an EM dash is the correct choice—all in order to write in the way people actually speak. But there are other mistakes that can detract from your credibility. Five Grammatical Errors that Make You Look Dumb Five Grammatical Errors that Make You Look Dumb
Editing her own work One key factor that separates mediocre writers from good ones (and even good from great) is the quality of their editing. If you’re working for a big magazine or publishing house, you’ll have an editor who goes through your work, checks for any clumsy or ambiguous phrasing, and fixes any typos – but if you’re working on your first novel, or publishing posts to a blog, you’re almost certainly going to be on your own. It’s hard to edit your own work. You might end up skipping editing altogether because you hate it – or you might spend hours trying to get a piece right. These eight tips will help you develop your editing skills: Eight Simple Tips for Editing Your Own Work Eight Simple Tips for Editing Your Own Work
Write Mindset — Writing tips | writing tools | writing ideas Write Mindset — Writing tips | writing tools | writing ideas I’ve given this blog a kick to wake it from its slumber, so that I can rant a little: Sweet Thames, run softly, till I end my song… There’s been a debate, here in the UK, sparked by The Booker prize. It’s a literary prize for the year’s best novel.