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4 Life Lessons from 20 Days on the Road
Starting on July 8th until July 28th, I was on a road trip with my roommate, her brother, and his girlfriend. As you can imagine, it was an immensely awesome experience interspersed with outrageously un-awesome moments that make up this strange passing we call life. Since I didn’t have reliable […]

4 Life Lessons from 20 Days on the Road





Because our world is so fast-paced, it can be difficult to make time to look at your writing again before you submit it. However, using a one-draft approach to writing is a mistake that many of us have to make simply because we don’t have time to work on more than […]

Why Revision is the Most Important Writing You Do


How to Write When You Don't Have Time to Write
I shouldn’t be writing this right now because between a huge event I’m putting on for my college and my senior project I have enough to do. But here I am, pattering away at my keyboard so that you can learn something useful. Our relationship to time is odd You live […]

How to Write When You Don’t Have Time to Write



How to Expand Your Vocabulary
Most of the writerly advice I hear and share boils down to this: keep it simple. From sentence structure to grammar and even your vocabulary, if you want to communicate, you need to simplify. Why bother making your personal bank of words complex when you only need to use the […]

How to Expand Your Vocabulary


How to Write for an Audience
See also: How to Determine Your Audience Readership is important to writership. Authors write to be read, even though writing for its own sake of writing can be therapeutic. Once you have a single person to represent your audience (read more about that here), you write to that person. So how […]

How to Write for an Audience


how to determine your audience
“Be mindful of your audience,” my teachers would tell me. “Write to your peers/your elders/your town/your country/etc.,” they would encourage our class. “Don’t use language that your audience wouldn’t use.” And I have to agree that as a writer you should be mindful of your audience. Knowing your audience helps […]

How to Determine Your Audience



how to become a better writer
See also: How to Write Every Day Just because we write a lot doesn’t mean we get better at it. Writing often enables us to become more familiar with the task. But familiarity with an imperfect writing means you’ll never get a perfected writing. And we write a lot. A lot of […]

How to Become a Better Writer