Can Anyone Be a Writer?

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For writers, the Internet is both a blessing and a curse. Writers can now share their work across multiple platforms and can gain exposure in ways that were once non-existent. Regrettably, these platforms are also available to people who think they can write well, but don’t.

Everyone these days thinks they’re a writer. But can anyone be a writer?

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Do People Still Read Blogs?

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As a blogger for almost a decade, I want to say that people still read blogs. But is that really true?

Should we still write blog posts? Retire our blogs to become YouTube influencers or live stream stars? Or should we change how we write blog posts to better engage our audience.

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My NaNoWriMo Update: Round 7, Week 4

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It’s the final stretch—hooray! This NaNoWriMo update is my last post for National Novel Writing Month for the year.

It’s the last week of November and we’re just days away from the Thanksgiving holiday meals and family gatherings (well, not for me this year, since my family celebrated last weekend). We are too close now to give up on reaching 50,000 words and win the National Novel Writing Month writing challenge this year.

But let’s focus on this past week. How did I do? Read the details below.


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Hosting a Write-In Successfully During NaNoWriMo

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Interested in hosting a Write-In this year during NaNoWriMo? Write-Ins are a great way to meet writers in your community and provide a safe space for everyone to reach their word count goals during National Novel Writing Month.

That being said, there’s a lot of planning that goes behind this event. If you want to host a Write-In during NaNoWriMo, follow these steps so that your event is successful.

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Single Quotes or Double Quotes: A Grammar Guide

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Just because we communicate in English doesn’t always mean we use punctuation the same way. Americans use a colon to denote time (4:30) while the British use a period (4.30). Titles such as Mr., Mrs., Ms. and Dr. all receive a period at the end in American English, while British English leaves off the punctuation mark.

And when it comes to single quotes or double quotes, we face the same problem of not being the same. Should you use single quotes or double quotes for dialogue, for quoting inside a quote, for scare quotes?

That depends on which side of the pond you live.

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