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Biophilia: does nature boost writers’ productivity?

Does spending time in contact with nature boost your productivity? I’ve found it can have the opposite effect! The biophilia hypothesis says that contact with nature makes us feel good. Productivity experts say that feeling good makes us more productive. … Continue reading

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The truth about freelancing: sue yourself!

It’s a lovely fantasy: you work when you want to work and make lots of money. It’s stress-free, and you’re your own boss. Freelancers are so lucky! Yeah, sure! The truth is that most successful freelancers should probably sue themselves. … Continue reading

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There is Only One Way To Beat Writers’ Block

I realize that it would be more fashionable if I told you there were ten ways to do it, but there’s really only one. I also realize that you may think I’m trying to be funny, but I’m not. Have … Continue reading

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Things I Think but Never Write

Words: they can be slippery little monsters, and sometimes, it helps to think about how you’d say something casually before turning it into a formal part of an article or blog post. Sometimes, my sheer irreverence amuses me, but my … Continue reading

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Writers: Today I will Make You Envy Me

Envy: it’s the green-eyed monster. I have green eyes, but I assure you, nobody I know of thinks me monstrous. At all events, today will be the day that I strive to awaken said monster in your breast, but how? … Continue reading

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Prostituting Your Art: Freelance Writer Remorse

Have you ever done work you were sorry about afterwards? I’m afraid to say, I have. When I started this blog, I declared a list of things I won’t do, but it’s a list of things I had to learn … Continue reading

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Why “Non-Gendered” Writing is Annoying

Writing can be a political minefield, even when you aren’t writing about politics. One of the biggest problems is using the language as it was, instead of adjusting to the way people think it should be used.

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