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Getting to Know You: What is your writing kryptonite?

I’d say my writing kryptonite is my own self-confidence, or rather, lack-thereof. I have difficulty with believing in myself for a number of reasons, none of which are pleasant. When I start doubting myself, I stop writing. I suppose it’s because writing is such a lonely thing. When even you start doubting yourself, it’s like […]

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Getting to Know You: What would you give up if it would make you a better writer?

Wow. What a question… Well, if it was a done deal, a guarantee that if I did this, I’d become a better writer…I would give up coffee. Yes, coffee. And for those who know me, you know this is a big sacrifice. I love my coffee. I drink it every day (fair-trade, of course). I […]

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#Prowrite: Effective Description- Personification and Zoomorphism

Last week we looked at the most common descriptive techniques beyond adjectives: similes and metaphors. This week, we’re going to get a little more technical. Personification Personification is the giving of human characteristics to a non-human object or an animal. It’s a relatively common type of description, though not used as frequently as similes and […]

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Tuesday Inspo!

Today’s inspiration comes, once more, from psychology.com! Jouska: a hypothetical conversation you have with yourself over and over again. Who hasn’t done this? Hopefully it’ll spark something within you. Happy writing!

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#Prowrite: Effective Description – Similes and Metaphors

Last week we looked at the use of nouns, verbs and adjectives in description. This week we’re going to get a little bit more technical by looking at the first of our writer’s craft methods: similes and metaphors. Both of these are techniques that create meaning by association. Remember, if ‘like’ or ‘as’ are used […]

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