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9 Ways To Improve Your Life By Improving Your Writing, Part 3

This is part three of a three-part series. 7. Writing Increases Your Attention Span In An – oh, look! A pigeon! Ahem. Seriously, that kind of thing hardly ever happens when writing, even though it seems to happen constantly when … Continue reading

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A Quotation from Wallace Stegner

“Creation is a knack which is empowered by practice, and like almost any skill, it is lost if you don’t practice it.” — Wallace Stegner

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9 Ways To Improve Your Life By Improving Your Writing, Part 2

This post is part two of a three-part series. While yesterday’s entries focused on what writing well can do for you, you don’t need to be good at writing to benefit from it.  Today’s three reasons explore ways even a … Continue reading

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A Quotation from John Updike

“Fiction is nothing less than the subtlest instrument for self-examination and self-display that Mankind has invented yet.” — John Updike, “The Importance of Fiction,” in his Odd Jobs: Essays and Criticism (New York: Knopf, 1991), p.86

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9 Ways to Improve Your Life By Improving Your Writing

This is part one of a three-part series. As you know, Writing Power’s tagline is “write better, live better.” Correspondingly, I thought I would take a little time to provide evidence in support of that tagline. The following are some … Continue reading

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A Quote From Ray Bradbury

“If I were asked to name the most important items in a writer’s make-up, the things which shape his material and rush him along the road to where he wants to go, I could only warn him to look to … Continue reading

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The Power of Writing

Welcome to Writing Power! The purpose of Writing Power is to improve your written communication skills with the ultimate aim of improving your life. I will not focus on writing in a vacuum, as an end in itself. Rather, I … Continue reading

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A Quote From Frederick Buechner

“The writers who get my personal award are the ones who show exceptional promise of looking at world as candidly and searchingly and feelingly as they know how and then of telling the rest of us what they have found … Continue reading

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