WHY WRITING IS GOOD FOR YOU (top 4 reasons)

Katie Kay

Hello, my wonderful readers! I wish you an incredible Friday and an even more incredible weekend.

As I’m writing this, there is a stray thunderstorm booming above my house, but it is acting as the perfect backdrop to my introverted, homebody personality today. Since I haven’t shared anything in a while, I thought it would be perfect to share my favorite reasons for why writing is good for you–in terms of your health, emotional well-being, and overall satisfaction!

To begin, I think it is important to remember that there are various types of writing, and various types of writers. There are novelists, who write books; poets, who pen poetry; journalists, who are supposed to report on facts; short story writers; essayists and diarists; and bloggers, probably like you!

No one type of writing is better than the next, and that is important. Also, if you enjoy writing poetry, it isn’t…

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Start Writing Fiction: A Free Online Course Starts 3 September — Aerogramme Writers’ Studio

Start Writing Fiction is a free online course offered by The Open University. The eight-week program focuses on a skill which is central to the writing of all stories and novels – creating characters. Participants will… The post Start Writing Fiction: A Free Online Course Starts 3 September appeared first on Aerogramme Writers’ Studio.

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Novel Writing: What if it’s all for Nothing?

Uninspired Writers

Good morning, creatives and creators. I hope you’ve all had a good week.

Mine started slow and has ended better! In the earlier stages of the week I was having some bad writing days, and some major writer’s doubt. But I’ve tried to be kind to myself, to relax and give myself a break. As such, I’m now back on track.

But one thing was nagging at me, something that I’ve seen many other unpublished writers worrying about to. This awful question, after years of working hard on a project, rewriting, revising, studying; what if it’s all for nothing?

It stems, I think, from a fear of rejection a worry that our works will never be read or appreciated. And with that in mind, I wanted to share some thoughts with you all, including ways to stop that question from taking over.

1. It’s never for nothing
I’ve put…

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What To Write About When The Dreaded Deadline Is Looming – by Derek Haines… — Chris The Story Reading Ape’s Blog

on Just Publishing Advice: You have to write an article or blog post, and the clock is ticking Every writer knows the feeling. You need to write about something, and quickly, but you are at a loss for topic ideas. For authors and those writers who are into more creative writing pursuits, there is usually […]

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On our Love-Hate Relationship with Punctuation… — Chris The Story Reading Ape’s Blog

By Stephen Spector on Literary Hub site: Let’s face it: writing isn’t a natural act. Our ancestors may have started speaking between 50,000 and 2 million years ago, but it was only 5,000 years ago that people started to write. Three thousand more years passed before they began to use a system of little points […]

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9 Tips For Using Fiction Techniques When Writing Memoir…

Can fiction techniques help you writing that memoir?

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By Michael Mohr  on The Creative Penn:

Memoir is much more than just writing down an aspect of your life story. 

Intro by Joanna Penn:

In fact, if you do that, it’s unlikely that anyone will read it. Because people want a character they can empathize with and a narrative arc that follows a transformation, as well as immersive setting and emotion that help them live within the story.

All aspects of writing fiction. 

In today’s article, Michael Mohr explains some tips for using fiction techniques in your memoir.

Memoir should be written very much like a novel

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Time to fess up!!!

Wise words once again from Jack Eason. Thanks Jack!

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Here is a question for all my fellow writers, both published like myself, and those who just love to write for the sheer joy of doing so. How many hours do you spend writing each day and how many words does it involve?

Ever since I changed the way I write from how I used to in decades long since past, when I would spend all day and long into the night to achieve a daily word count in the thousands, I now stick rigidly to a short but extremely intense daily session when I have a new story in mind.

I find this is the method that works best for me. If you are wondering how long; these days I limit myself to adding no more than one to two hundred words per day.

Once I get back into the swing of things, I start writing at five in…

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Communication:

I know I am not the only one to have realised that WordPress have ‘lost’ the reblog button. This has been going on for several days now, and at the time of writing, I have seen no sign of its return. It is, we are assured, the result of some unknown technical issue that has […]

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