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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How To Overcome Blogger’s Block

Just imagine this: you are sitting at your desk staring at a blank word processor document. Your head is in your hands. Your head feels ridiculously heavy. You go back and forth between one idea and the next. But somehow each one doesn’t seem good enough. Sound familiar? This is a scenario that I experienced […]

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How I Wrote 6000 Words on the First Day of Nanowrimo

On the first day of Nanowrimo, my true love gave to me words a bounty. On the first day of Nanowrimo, I wrote 6000 words. Well, 6026 to be exact. That’s pretty good considering that the minimum word quota is 1667, but it’s not the best. I have always been in awe of those who […]

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How This Hack Helped Me to Win Nanowrimo

The first year that I have ever done Nanowrimo, I just jumped right in. I just popped open my laptop and started typing away with no thought or plan on what I was going to write. I was — and still am — a pantser by nature. I prefer to just dive right in, bypassing […]

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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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How to Craft That Perfect Tweet

Twitter is a powerful microblogging social media platform. It’s superpower is not just words but the ability to create good, lasting content in as few characters as possible. Many people struggle with writing; many more struggle with creating content that is short and to the point. In the social media age, this is a must. […]

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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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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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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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