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Must See Tips to Stay Focused When Writing

Reading Time: 3 minutesMany, many writers have a hard time staying focused when writing their novels, articles or pieces and for someone who simply wants to have a finished product in their hands – this can be painfully frustrating. I am one of those people whose mind is working

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10 Great Female Writers Who Kick Ass

Reading Time: 3 minutes  How to be a Writer doesn’t need a special day to celebrate all the great female writers out there who have changed our world for the better. Check them out below. This list is not in any particular order because these artists are all

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How to Grab Readers’ Attention in The 21st Century

Reading Time: 3 minutes  At How to be a Writer we are committed to helping writers take off in the 21st century. This is not as easy as it sounds. The rules of yesteryear are becoming seemingly obsolete and we need to stay on top of the rapidly changing

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Word of the Day – Cocksure

Reading Time: 1 minute  Starting this week off on a great note is a word which I pepper throughout my word quite liberally because it makes me chuckle every time that I see it. If you’re not familiar with this one then I urge you to use it

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Word of the Day – Kayfabe

Reading Time: 1 minute  If you have ever been to Mexico to watch a Lucha Libre then you will have seen a fine example of showmanship and… Kayfabe n. (in professional wrestling) the fact or convention of presenting staged performances as genuine or authentic.   If you want to learn more

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Word of the Day – Foibles

Reading Time: 1 minute  Today’s word of the day is one of my favourite words out there, and I try to drop it into my literature as often as possible. In my opinion, it has gone out of fashion before its time. Enjoy! foibles n. :  Minor weaknesses or eccentricities

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Word of the Day – Vuja de

Reading Time: 1 minute  I am subscribed to a service on Facebook called ‘Shine Text.’ Basically, they send you a message every day with a quote or an inspirational piece of life advice. How to be a Writer is in no way affiliated with them but it’s a

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Word of the Day – Analphabetic

Reading Time: 1 minute  Today is International Literacy Day and that’s why for today’s word of the day I chose: analphabetic adj. 1. Completely lacking in letters 2. Utterly unable to read 700 MILLION people in the world are unable to read a single letter and the vast majority of

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Word of the Day – Googly

Reading Time: 1 minuteI first encountered today’s word of the day when I was playing cricket in the garden with my cousin who was a big fan. Now I still don’t understand cricket but I do know that sports often give birth to some really weird words and that’s

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Word of the Day – Bush League

Reading Time: 1 minute  OK, so when I decided to start a Word of the Day section I knew I had to begin on the right note. I had to set the tone and all that. (Before I begin I would like to say that I get many