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How To Write An Effective Conclusion

Relatively inexperienced writers tend to walk around with a mental list of writing rules, which they have painstakingly gleaned from high school and college English and writing teachers. A snippet of such a list might read: 1. Don’t use personal … Continue reading

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Become An Academic Writing Rockstar

This is it: you’ve been assigned your first paper of the spring semester. It’s due in two weeks, and your palms are already sweaty. It’s not that you hate writing. You enjoy creative writing – poems, personal narratives – when … Continue reading

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Hack Those Unfulfilled Intentions

One thing I like most about personal productivity/personal development/self improvement blogs is that they try to turn wishes and dreams into plans and actions. They work to remove the stumbling blocks that keep “someday I want to” from turning into … Continue reading

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Writing Power’s Links To Love: February 17

Each Sunday, Writing Power presents links that we think you might like.  Enjoy! “If You Don’t Do It Now, You’ll Regret It Later” by David B. Bohl at Slow Down Fast.  This post is a great reminder of the ways living … Continue reading

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How To Write An Effective Summary

 Writing is not one task with a specific, unchanging set of rules.  Consequently, it’s often counterproductive to classify writing as “Good” or “Bad” because doing so assumes an oversimplified view of what writing is.  Instead of aspiring to the title … Continue reading

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Learn To Wield The Mighty Semicolon

Semicolons are one of the most feared punctuation marks around. They’re an inexplicable mix of a colon and a comma, and they justifiably intimidate many writers. How does one use this strange tool? Using semicolons can add an air of … Continue reading

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How To Make Your Paragraphs Flow

This is part three of a five-part series. Thus far in our exploration of the phenomenon of “writing that flows,” we have been working at the sentence-to-sentence level of flow.  We have considered the importance of establishing continuity between sentences … Continue reading

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Drafting Process: The Potter vs. The Sculptor

What is the difference between a novice writer and an experienced writer? It’s not the ideas, talent or creativity: an inexperienced writer can have a great idea just as a pro can. As I have said before, writing is a … Continue reading

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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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