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How the Soft-Hearted Writer Can Survive Rejection (and even thrive!)

You have to be tough to be a writer. It's a well-known truth. From Stephen King's On Writing to the Instagram and Twitter writing communities, we all know writing results in lots of rejection necessary critical feedback Both are impossible to avoid and, in the long run, make you a better writer, so you need … Continue reading How the Soft-Hearted Writer Can Survive Rejection (and even thrive!)

Five Ways Writers Can Use Microsoft OneNote to Improve their Writing Lives

creative writing, academic writing, writing apps

Any time I mention Microsoft OneNote to writers, I get one of two responses. "Huh?"  Or... "Nah..."  Needless to say OneNote doesn't seem to inspire writers the way other writing apps such as Scrivener do.  BUT (I'm sure you sensed a BUT coming), it is a useful tool for research, outlining, character profiles, and brainstorming. While … Continue reading Five Ways Writers Can Use Microsoft OneNote to Improve their Writing Lives

What’s in a Name: Writing the Perfect Email, part 2

business writing

Last week, I discussed the 4 elements of the perfect email, and this week, I want to go more in-depth on one of those elements--addressing the recipient of your email by the correct name. This one is a little personal for me. Hi, I'm Dr. Jones, Ph.D, and I have come to expect that most people I … Continue reading What’s in a Name: Writing the Perfect Email, part 2