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In the spirit of all the Marie Kondo hype, let's explore how we can use the #konmari method on our writing too. Here are a few words that probably don't spark joy and are cluttering your writing. Very. Very is a (very) redundant word. I can't think of a single use for it. It's excusable in … Continue reading Marie Kondo Your Writing
Debating "what makes a writer?" and "who is allowed to call themselves a writer?" used to take up a fair bit of my time. I loved to write, had been writing for years and daydreamed about publication. But I didn't feel like a writer. The vocation felt distant, far away. Today, things are a lot simpler. … Continue reading What Makes A Writer?
Whether we like it or not, the stories we consume help to shape us as people. And if you are a writer, they will also rub off on your writing. They can influence your genre, your style, your structure, your themes, even your grammatical choices. Or it could be less subtle. You might just pick … Continue reading All Writers Steal