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How to Write Off Your Inner Editor
Everyone has a little voice or person or thought in their head while they’re doing things that evaluates and critiques whatever they’re doing. It’s a highly useful skill that allows you to problem-solve on the go, in the middle of the thing. It allows the archer to adjust her aim […]

How to Write Off Your Inner Editor




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 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