Posts Tagged ‘Writing’

3 Great Sources for Free Stock Photos

Whether you’re an aspiring writer/blogger or designer, finding images to add to your content is one of the toughest parts of working on the web. Finding both original and free stock photos that don’t require attribution often adds an extra step to your work, which can be stressful for those with deadlines and other tasks ...

7 Famous Authors Who Didn’t Study Literature

I’ve always been fascinated by the advice “write what you know.” It’s good advice—it’s direct and relatable. As a fiction writer as well as a blogger, it’s always a good feeling when a piece of writing can sort of “pour out” of me onto the page. Instead of fact-checking and researching, I can just write ...

How to Start Making Money as a Writer While in College

For many of us who love writing, the idea of someday actually making money through our words is a kind of hazy dream for the future. We imagine being novelists, essayists, journalists. We imagine a future where our ideas, translated onto the printed page, can make a difference in the world. And, we think, we ...

9 Idioms and Phrases You Might Be Saying Wrong

As idioms and phrases begin to fade, each next generation tends to butcher them just a little bit so that they no longer make any sense. I say let’s all get together and memorize the true idioms so we can use them correctly for the rest of our lives! Or, we should at least try ...

6+ Writing Apps to Help You Ace Your Next Paper

With term paper deadlines looming as finals week fast approaches, the pressure to perform is beginning to mount. Fortunately, the web is full of tools that can help you churn out stellar essay after stellar essay. Whatever your malady is, be it writer’s block or something I like to call “grammaritis,” you’re bound to find ...

5 Essential Time Management Tips

It’s getting to be that time of year where everyone is settled in and the stress is piling on. With classes, work, student organizations, and still trying to have a social life, plus time for yourself, time is important. Some of you may be feeling a bit overloaded. But don’t worry, we’re here to help. ...

Clearing Up These Commonly Confused Words

There are a lot of confusing grammar and spelling rules out there. When you’re writing papers for hours and hours, it’s easy to confuse affect and effect, i.e., and e.g. This article is here to help set the record straight on a few commonly confused words that will slip past your typical spell checker. Related: 5 ...

How to Get Over and Work Around Distractions

When you’re trying to work, you’re sure to be distracted by various things — people, cell phones, loud music, Facebook, etc. While it’s easy to turn off your cell phone or put on some noise-canceling headphones, not all distractions can be so easily ignored. Roommate having a giggly snuggle sesh across the room? Is a ...

Why You Should Write for Your School’s Student Newspaper

It doesn’t take a journalism major to write for the student newspaper. In fact, if you ask me, the best student-run publications are those that feature all makes and models of students on campus, from the creative writing wordsmiths to the calculator-toting math majors. Too often, though, the stigma attached to college-level writing — the ...

What It Takes to Be a Great Writer

As college students, we have to have at least a little bit of skill in terms of writing. There will be times in college when we will have to write papers, and even when we graduate and get a job, we will have to communicate effectively through writing. But what does it take to be ...

5 Quick Tips for Writing Better Papers

A significant chunk of your college career is spent writing, editing, modifying, and re-writing papers. Just about every class requires papers or essays, so there aren’t many ways around this beast. If you want to write better papers, follow these five tips to impress your professors and score that A! Write It’s simple and it ...

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