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And That’s a Wrap: Year in Review (+ 2021 Update)

Today’s post is going to be a little bit shorter, since I just wanted to take a moment and look back at the positive things in 2020. I know, 2020 wasn’t very positive. But what fun is it to read another negative article where we complain about the state of our world? Fortunately, I was […]

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Cliches

5 Cliches in Christmas Stories that Need to Stop

Christmas stories! We know them, we love them, and we poke fun at them. At least, I poke fun at them. Now, I’d like to make it clear that I love Christmas. At this point, I can almost recite my favorite Christmas movies from memory. And even though I might roll my eyes at the […]

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Encouragement Resources

Heavy Duty Motivation for Writers

It’s been quite a year. So much has happened that we feel beaten down, like the world is pummeling us in the face until we can’t stand up any more. As writers, we feel an obligation during this time in our lives. We feel obligated to keep creating, even though we are suffering. But the […]

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Writing Techniques

Writers, Spread Some Cheer This Holiday Season

There are only 18 days left until Christmas! Last week, we talked about how to portray characters with depression. And even though I feel like it’s an important message to discuss, the time has come for happier topics. As a writer, I’ve heard a lot of people talking about how a story can change the […]