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Unplugging: How Writers Do It

August 19, 2021

by Jenna Kalinsky. The conventional idea of people needing to “unplug” shows just how closely aligned to machines we…

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Think You Don’t Need an Author Website? Think Again.

August 1, 2021

by Jenna Kalinsky. If you are an author and do not have an author website, let this be your…

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10 Really Good Reasons to Take an Online Writing Course at One Lit Place

July 25, 2021

Updated: our online programs have evolved to suit the needs of writers’ busy schedules and precise project needs. Our…

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Make Peace With “Me”: How to Use Personal Pronouns in Your Writing

July 18, 2021

  Language is an organism: it evolves, accommodates, and shape-shifts depending on the collective culture using it. Some language…

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Weather or Not: When We Write

June 9, 2021

by Jenna Kalinsky. So much depends on the weather: how we plan our days, our moods, and whether we…

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In What Ways Is Writing a Novel Like Losing 55 Pounds? All of Them

May 22, 2021

Tired of not writing your novel? Want to get the junk out of your trunk? Stop torturing yourself by…

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Written on the Body: How to Sit, Stay Fit, and Create a Writing Space to Protect Your Body

May 2, 2021

Most of us writers take our ability to sit over our keyboards unencumbered as a given—until our comfort is…

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Why We Write

April 26, 2021

Writers write all for all kinds of reasons, but in the end, we write to give our ideas, expressions…

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Do You Need an MFA to Write a Novel?

April 19, 2021

  A long-held belief continues to pervade emerging writers’ thinking: if you want to become a writer, earning an…

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Can’t Stop Editing Your Novel While Writing? Try Handwriting.

April 12, 2021

by Jenna Kalinsky. What people have enjoyed in recent years from leaning more and more heavily on typing rather…

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