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A Guide to Getting Through Midterms (or the UoN Equivalent)

March 18, 2018, by Anjni A Guide to Getting Through Midterms (or the UoN Equivalent) Reading week is now long gone and its termination brought with it two weeks of mid-semester examinations (or mid-terms as they’re so lovingly called) her...

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What Books On Writing Have You Read or Bought?

This is what I have next to me in hard copy. Yes, I have multiple copies of some just to have volume revisions. I don’t think every book is listed because I know I have more Strunk & White around here somewhere. (I have 4 or 5 cop...

7 Query Letter Strategies That Don’t Work (But Many Writers Try)

One of my first real jobs was working for a bank, taking phone calls. I’ll never forget it. Some of the kindest people you know can be downright vicious when they call their bank. Trust me. I’ve been called names that can’t be repeate...

Conquer Procrastination: How to Appreciate Your Writing Time

If you are avoiding writing, if you tell yourself you don’t have enough time, try the following: Write a short description of what is waiting for you at your desk. What will happen when you sit down to write? Remember: Writing is never ab...

In the Chorus That Surrounds Every Writer, Listen to the Voice That’s Your Own

“Your writing voice is the deepest possible reflection of who you are. The job of your voice is not to seduce or flatter or make well-shaped sentences. In your voice, your readers should be able to hear the contents of your mind, your hea...

5 Tips You Need To Know To Write A Good Essay

Writing essays is unavoidable in any school setting. Essays are long, tiring and intimidating, which means they’re usually put off until the last minute. If you’re mere hours away from a deadline with barely a page worth of words, fear ...

7 Spring Cleaning Tips For Students

It’s Springtime! The weather is getting warmer, flowers are coming back to life, and you’re probably close to summer break. Woohoo! Before you fully jump into the Summer spirit, let’s not forget that Spring is the time for cleaning. A...

Revision Refreshments

March 29, 2019, by Jem Revision Refreshments Dainties These are little shrivelled fruits often dusted with sugar (the fig dainties pictured forgo this accessory). Succumbing to the powerful temptation of a dried fruit dainty produces a thri...

Representation in Fiction: How to Write Characters Whose Experiences Are Outside of Your Own

As publishing endeavors to address inclusion and diverse representation in fiction, an inevitable question arises: Can authors write characters whose experience is outside of their own? This article appeared in the February 2019 edition of...

Vintage Wisdom (Good and Bad): 14 Short Fiction Writing Tips From 1929

Cover of Writer’s Digest August 1929 issue In the nearly 100 years that Writer’s Digest has been shepherding writers through their careers, the magazine has published countless tips on the craft of writing. Some timeless fiction writing...

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