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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 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


3 Ways to Write Song Lyrics
See also: How to Write Songs that Suck I prefer lyrically-driven songs to music-driven songs because I think lyrics are a song’s backbone. But lyrics—especially good lyrics—are hard to write. And even after writing 40+ songs for myself, I’m still not sure I’ve ever written a good lyric. You will need […]

3 Ways to Write Song Lyrics


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



awesome apps and programs for writers
Truth is, if you’re a writer then I’m hoping you’re already using some or all of these programs. But if you’re just getting started or looking to expand your ability, I have some suggestions for you. Here are 6 of the best programs and apps (in no particular order) for […]

6 Awesome Apps and Programs for Writers


how to proofread your own writing
What is proofreading? Proofreading is not editing. The goal of editing is to rearrange, cut, and add writing to the draft. It focuses on choosing the diction, making the writing succinct, and clarifying ambiguity. The goal of proofreading is to correct visual errors to end up with a mistake-free document. […]

How to Proofread Your Own Work Effectively


how to write every day
Why should I write every day? The only way to get better at writing is to write more. If you’ve been writing for any amount of time, you know how painful looking back at any earlier pieces is. (Heck, even when editing your own work you may recognize that agonizing […]

How to Write Every Day