7 Ways to Stay Positive While You Write

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The beauty of writing is that a story can explore a rainbow of emotions, from fear and contempt to grief and rage.

However, the emotions we conjure up in our writing have a way of bringing us writers down to the point where we stop writing.

That’s neither good for your story nor you.

Don’t let these somber story feelings drag you down. You can stay positive while you write even the most depressing of stories by changing your mindset and your environment. I have seven suggestions to bring back your optimism:

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When Do You Capitalize After a Colon?

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If you ask two writers this question, you probably wouldn’t receive the same response. There isn’t a straightforward answer when it comes to figuring out when to capitalize after a colon.

While often used like an em dash or a semi-colon, the colon has multiple uses to both keep our sentences and numbers in line. But when do we capitalize the word that follows it?

Fortunately, there are tricks to remembering when to capitalize after a colon.

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5 Post-Holiday Marketing Ideas for the Winter Slump

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My friends at Overnight Prints recently challenged me to write this blog post. And like the stubborn competitor I am, I accepted.

But this topic wasn’t easy. Just do a simple Internet search on this topic and the only advice you’ll find is to review how you did over the holiday season. While that’s a crucial step, it’s only the first step to turning things around this month.

That’s how I knew there was a need for this blog post.

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Why New Year’s Resolutions Won’t Make You a Success

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I’ve written about new year’s resolutions on my blog for years. I enjoy writing about setting goals and ways to reach your new year’s resolutions more than I should.

It’s also what my readers (that’s you!) want to read. My blog traffic increases around this time of year with greater interest in my blog posts about new year’s resolutions.

After January 15? Not so much.

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7 Ways to Keep Writing Over the Holidays

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They say that it’s the most wonderful time of the year…but is it?

Sure, everything’s lit up for the season with holiday lights. And, of course, there’s holiday shopping and holiday parties and holiday meals and holiday jingles and holiday decorations and holiday ceremonies and holiday concerts and holiday charity events and holiday dances and holiday fundraisers and holiday games and holiday cheer.

This time of year, everything is about the holidays—and no one only you care about finding time to write around the holidays.

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Holiday vs Holidays: A Grammar Guide

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Happy holidays! Or is it holiday?

With season’s greetings being shared so often throughout this time of year, it can be hard to remember whether you should write and say holiday or holidays. You want to spread cheer through every card you send and to every person you pass on the street.

Yet a grammar snafu can really dampen your seasonal spirits.

Spread your holiday cheer over the holidays correctly with confidence by following these simple holiday grammar rules.

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5 Ways to Write More This Winter

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Don’t let the winter chill cool off your writing. Between the holidays and dark days, winter makes it harder for us to stay focused on our writing.

So I’ve devised a writing strategy fitting for this cold season so that you willingly choose to keep the fire burning beneath your creative passion.

Enough of the winter wordplay! Here are five ways to commit more to your writing this season.


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