GUEST POST: 5 Benefits of Having a Writing Community

Today’s guest post is written by Dominic. Thanks Dominic for guest posting on Crispy Confessions. Please follow him on Instagram or connect with him over on Linkedin. Writing is a tough job. Lots of people imagine writers as eccentric recluses permanently hunched over their manuscript and away from sunlight. Sometimes, it definitely feels this way. […]

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5 Things I’ve Learned From Doing Blogtober

This year, I decided to do Blogtober. First, I’d like to point out that before Blogtober even began, I had no idea what blogtober was. I just remember scrolling past some of the blogs in my WordPress reader. I noticed people were talking about participating in blogtober. I then looked it up, and I quickly […]

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3 Reasons Why You Should Plan Your Nanowrimo Novel

I have done Nanowrimo — or, National Novel Writing Month — five times in the past. Some years I have been a plotter, and other years I have been a pantser. For those who are unfamiliar with the terminology, a plotter is someone who makes a detailed outline of their novel. A pantser is someone […]

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5 Editing Tips That Every Writer Should Know

I have always loved to write. I have also always loved to edit. But, I didn’t always love editing my own work. I used to feel squeamish and intensely uncomfortable whenever I had to sit down with a red pen and start marking things out. I think I felt this way because it felt weird […]

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Why Do I Blog?

In mid-March 2020, I watched for the first time as the entire country came to a standstill. I watched as people were forced indoors, not able to go to work or to school. I watched as people frantically ran to the stores to stock up on basic household essentials. It was as if the apocalypse […]

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5 Ways You Can Create a Stellar Blog Post

The very concept of writing a blog and publishing it for the masses to enjoy has taken off since the beginning of the Internet era. I think one huge reason for that is because people like to express themselves, to be heard, and to be liked. We seek validation from people, even from those we […]

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I think I lost my imagination

I’ve never written a children’s book before. I’ve always written stories about rebel teenagers going on magical adventures. I’ve written stories about college kids struggling with identity issues. But never a children’s book. I thought I wouldn’t be able to relate, that the plot would be too simple, too playful, too something. But fast forward […]

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5 Top Things You Must Do Before Sitting Down to Write a Book

So, you’ve done it! You’ve decided that you want to write a book. You sit down at your desk, in front of your computer, fingers poised over the keyboard, but then you pause. You stop. You think. All you have is a wish, a want, and a dream. You want to create. You want to […]

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