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Dress up as a Famous Writer This Halloween

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Are you skipping Halloween this year? Or are you all revved up for the revelry, dressing up, all the things that come with this holiday? If you belong to the latter group, then here is a great idea for your costume: dress up as a famous writer! Even though Halloween is only a day away, and you might have a costume already, these costume ideas are just too cool not to put to use. One or two might be a little horrifying, but in general, the costume ideas are great; and while some people might not know who you are, [Read more…]

10 Procrastination-Killing Quotes by Writers, for Writers

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Editor’s note; This post was written by Jennifer Parris, career writer at FlexJobs, the award-winning site for telecommuting and flexible job listings. FlexJobs lists thousands of pre-screened, legitimate, and professional-level work-from-home jobs and other types of flexibility like part-time positions, freelancing, and flexible schedules. Jennifer provides career and job search advice through the FlexJobs Blog and social media. Learn more at www.FlexJobs.com. You promised your editor that you would have your article in by the end of the week. But despite having a looming deadline, you’ve kept yourself busy clicking and commenting on your Facebook friends’ photos, playing with your pug, [Read more…]

Weird Habits of Famous Writers

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I’m sure you have your own habits when writing that are perceived as weird by others. It may be having to write only in bed (which I don’t think as weird at all, although I’ve heard it described as such). It could be that you can’t write on any other computer than your own, which again, I don’t find totally weird. Some of the most famous writers we know, however had some really peculiar habits, and the guys at Ninja Essays have put together an infographic sharing those weird habits. Before scrolling down, can you take a guess at what [Read more…]

Happy National Punctuation Day 2014!

Happy National Punctuation Day 2014!

September 24 is National Punctuation Day, the special day of the year for people who can’t stand the improper use of punctuation marks. To put it more positively, it is the day when we celebrate the correct use of punctuation marks. This day was “invented” by Jeff Rubin back in 2004, and he “encourages appreciators of correct punctuation and spelling to send in pictures of errors spotted in everyday life.” With that in mind, here’s a photo which is perfect for this day. Source Don’t you just feel for the comma? He has to see a therapist for all the [Read more…]

Famous Books and Their Word Counts

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Word count. That often dreaded, while at the same time appreciated, element of freelance writing. For some content writers or bloggers, hitting their word count is a pain. For others, making sure that they don’t go over the word count can be a chore (especially if their editor is strict about not going over that number). Still, for some, word count doesn’t really matter. To be honest, while I always take into consideration every client’s requirement for the number of words, I am not too bothered. I have that word count in mind as a general rule, but I just [Read more…]

Writing Tools of Famous Authors – Can You Relate?

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You’re a writer, and you probably have your arsenal of tools which you can’t live without. One thing is for sure: we all have our preferences when it comes to go-to writing tools. Our favorite authors are not exempt from this, and I found an infographic showcasing the writing tools of famous authors. It’s an interesting graphic simply because it shows just quirky writers can be and how it doesn’t matter how “weird” a habit may be. If you write well, who cares if you’ve got some habits that are not considered normal? The infographic features the following authors: George [Read more…]

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