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Do you crack your knuckles while waiting for inspiration? Maybe you massage them as you think. Or perhaps you tap them against your chin. This post presents a few words that will help you knuckle down and get creative—with knuckles. …
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People tend to overlook elbows. However, this oft-ignored body part can influence how we act and react. Someone with chronic plaque psoriasis on the elbows might exhibit social anxiety disorder or self-esteem issues. Ulnar nerve entrapment could stall the career …
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Reading a good book might seem as natural as breathing. Writing one? Not so much. Writers often labor over words, including breath and breathing. Before proceeding, let’s look at the differences between breath and breathe. Breath [noun—short ea as in …
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Today’s guest post was written by Laila Resende. This young wordsmith evaluates motivation in ways that may help even “old fogies” view their writing from a new perspective. — Writing is a conflicting activity. It may be a source of …
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In eight words, Henry David Thoreau described the color of a bluebird: “The bluebird carries the sky on his back.” (His deeper meaning is a discussion for another time.) Most writers who include backs in their fiction or poetry need …
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In 2010, Steven Hawking said “As scientists, we step on the shoulders of science, building on the work that has come before us—aiming to inspire a new generation of young scientists to continue once we are gone.” Writers step on …
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