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The Reviser’s Toolbox, Part 1

A while ago, I discussed revision as re-envisioning. Today, I want to explore a specific area that writers re-envision as they revise: organization. In the planning stage, writers establish an organizational blueprint. These blueprints vary in complexity from a hasty … Continue reading

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Writing Power’s Links to Love: March 2

I hope you are having a great weekend. Enjoy this week’s links! 7 Reasons My Life is More Fulfilling | My Super-Charged Life: Realigning the definition of “happiness” and “success” is a great way to start any week. In addition, … Continue reading

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Hack Your Writing By Reading

Writing and reading are two sides of the same very large and complex coin. When you write, you think of your eventual readers (even if the only reader will be you). When you read, you place yourself in the writer’s … Continue reading

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Avoid These Common Idea Killers

The idea-gathering stage is a magical place, full of imagination and inspiration. I haven’t met a writer yet who doesn’t relish the free flowing ease that the term “invention stage” connotes. Invention is fun. This attitude may be partly to … Continue reading

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Join Writing Power’s Writers’ Circle!

Writing, like exercise, is something many of us want to do more regularly. Just as we hope exercising will improve our fitness, we hope writing will improve our communication skills. Exercise also has less tangible benefits like improved mood and … Continue reading

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How (And Why) To Paraphrase

Paraphrasing is a powerful tool that allows you to do two important things simultaneously. First, it provides a mechanism by through which you can include the ideas of other people. No writer writes in a vacuum. You’re always writing for … Continue reading

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Maximize Your Writing’s Efficiency Through Reflection

So, you have a writing task to complete. You have diligently applied your favorite idea-generating strategies: brainstorming, freewriting, looping, and idea mapping. If your writing task is in a professional context, you may also have notes from meetings with your … Continue reading

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Make Your Writing Walk The Talk

Holly was staring at the page frowning, her brows knitted together in thought.  That wasn’t a good sign.  Then she smiled, which was an even worse sign.  “You have some good analysis and interesting claims in this article, but there … Continue reading

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Well Dressed Writing: Tips For Effective Page Design

Writing is a complex process with a seemingly endless array of choices. What kind of document will you write? What is your purpose in writing it? What point do you want to get across? How will the beginning, middle, and … Continue reading

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Building Relationships With Your Readers

I stared out at a wall of glum faces. “What’s going on, you guys? Didn’t you like the reading?” The essay at hand was a masterpiece of nuance, one of the most influential pieces in the modern conservationist movement, and … Continue reading

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