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The Distribution of English Letters in Words [Infographic]

distribution of english letters

This one’s for you word nerds. I ran across an infographic which shows the distribution of English letters in words, that is, how often the letters are used in the beginning, middle, and end of words. While that may be something we don’t “worry” about on a regular basis, when I saw the title, I did start thinking about it. As you can imagine, I spent quite a bit of time looking at each letter in the infographic and thinking words containing them. I think you might find yourself doing the same thing… You might be wondering how on earth [Read more…]

7 Writing Prompts to Get Your Creative Juices Flowing

writing prompts

Are you stuck on something today? Are you having trouble getting a paragraph/chapter just the way you want it to? Maybe you ought to take a break. Maybe you have to do or write something totally different from what you are supposed to be working on. Or maybe, you just want to write something totally new, something not related to work – even if you’re not stuck. Here are seven writing prompts that may get you out of your comfort zone, maybe give you a laugh, or maybe even take you to a state where you realize you are more [Read more…]

14 Writing Quotes That Will Light a Fire Under Your Butt

inspiring writing quotes

Or keep you going when you’re just about ready to throw in the towel. In other words, I’m sharing 14 inspiring writing quotes that ought to help you if you’re lacking in the inspiration department. If you’re looking for specific ideas for blog posts, take a look at my post last week: 5 Blog Post Topics When Your Inspiration Well Runs Dry. Image source So, hate them or not, quotes can help give you a boost, even though sometimes, it’s a temporary one. You know that we like sharing all sorts of quotes on Facebook and Twitter, so I thought [Read more…]

Funny Quotes for Writers

funny quotes for writers

Sometimes, even though you plan out your day – or week – perfectly, things just don’t go the way they should. It’s darned Murphy’s Law at work, and you know that when Murphy visits, he doesn’t give a crap about what you think. During those times, you either fight your way through a crappy period, or you sit back, take a breath, and try to laugh things off. If you’re going through a rough period, here are some funny quotes that writers can relate to. I do think that even if you’re having the time of your writing life at [Read more…]

4 Beat Banging Mobile Speakers for the Writer on the Go

4 Beat Banging Mobile Speakers for the Writer on the Go

Freelance writers need inspiration too and nothing beats the soothing sounds of your favorite tunes as you ponder your next hit story. I personally can’t handle hearing outside noises while I brainstorm articles so I lock myself away with my headphones at home, turn the volume up and just float and get the work done. I like writing while at home but for the freelance writer on the go who loves the company of great sounding music, I’ve found some cool speakers, all fully funded projects from Kickstarter, to soothe your ear drums and get the creative juices flowing. All [Read more…]

What’s in a Work at Home Writer’s Pantry/Fridge?

writer's pantry

Let’s take a break from writing, shall we? In a guest entry I wrote for Flexjobs about how we freelancers can save money, one of the things I highlighted was always having food in the house. The underlying reason is simple enough: you can more easily resist the temptation to call for delivery or go out to eat. Of course, there are more things that come into play – like self-control – but as I was taking stock of my pantry yesterday, I got curious about how you guys approach this “writer’s pantry issue”. Here’s a quick look at my [Read more…]

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