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Putting Perfection Aside: Tips for Breaking Your Writer’s Block

By Conrad Chow I’m staring at a blank word document. Thirty minutes have passed—only a title and two sentences have made it to the page. The document is now staring at me, waiting. Have you ever found yourself struggling to … Continue reading

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Don’t Hate, Imitate

By Nathan Lachner “Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.” Imitatio, deriving from the Greek word “to imitate,” refers to the process of studying and emulating rhetorical features of other authors. Many students developing a foundation in writing feel daunted … Continue reading

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External Strategies to Improve Writing

By Zoey Rosen Whether you love writing, hate it, or fall somewhere in between, the task of writing can sometimes feel like an insurmountable chore. There have been times where I was so into the paper I was writing that … Continue reading

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The End of NaNoWriMo2016

By Ash Thoms Today is the 30th of November, which means National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) has come to a close. Very early this morning I finished my last sentence, copied all of my text, and put it into NaNoWriMo’s … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo 2016 Monday Prompt Set #4

It’s the last Monday of NaNoWriMo! You can do it! We’ve got a final set of prompts for you to use to get through these final days. Try using ideas from these prompts (inspired by The Writer’s Block by Jason Rekulak) to help … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo 2016 Monday Prompt Set #3

We’re deep into NaNoWriMo now, and you might be struggling to get meet those daily word goals. Don’t give up! Try using some of these scenarios for inspiration. Write a paragraph about: A stay-at-home parent with crippling debt A teller of … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo 2016 Monday Prompts Set #2

We’ve got another set of prompts for you today! We’re drawing from The Storymatic® again to help you make it to your daily word goal! Include in your story: A cook who can’t cook A person in tears A hypochondriac A person who can’t … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo 2016 Monday Prompts Set #1

Are you falling short of your NaNoWriMo word goal? Try using these story prompts from The Storymatic® to move your plot forward and/or work through some writer’s block! Write a story about: Something inside the wall A bounced check Homesickness The last … Continue reading

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Ditch Writing Stress Through Journaling

By Matt Baker Consider this: you’re walking to class or work from your apartment, and you have an earth-shattering idea about curing the global poverty crisis. You’ve thought up an entire manifesto outlining your plan to increase taxes on the … Continue reading

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Additional Tools for Overcoming Writer’s Block

By: Greta Ochsner Since most college students will struggle with writer’s block at some point during their university studies, we cooked up more tips for combating it. Common signs of writer’s block include but are not limited to staring at a … Continue reading

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