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How Zombies Can Get You To Write Every Day

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A zombie smile makes me smile. The yellow teeth and red blood glistening off the undead’s neck gives me a sense of purpose in my writing. I don’t write about zombies (maybe one day I will) but I can’t get enough of zombie flicks and books. The most recent book a read–Mountain Man by Keith Blackmore–struck up some thoughts about how zombies, or the people running from them, are the perfect role models for writers.

The idea of a world with blood-thirsty, sub-human beasts sprinting towards shotgun wielding tough guys and girls puts the need to write in perspective. It poses the question: What if the world ended tomorrow? How would you respond?

Take a look at some other top zombie books and see how the themes and dialogue transmits a lesson to all writers. Zombies can help you write every day–if you’re up for a run.

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Snapchat For Writers: Your Work In Every Reader’s Pocket

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Photo Credit: Ryan Nagelmann - Flickr Creative Commons For months I criticized my friends for using Snapchat. I never understood the point of not saving your photos. I enjoyed the idea of showing funny pictures to friends at a later occasion. I … [Continue reading]

Hot Freelance Writing Websites That Land More Jobs Than Your Site

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After honing your craft and selecting a niche for your freelance writing career you need to focus on making a kickass website to feature your portfolio--even if it's just articles from your school newspaper or mock website content you created to get … [Continue reading]

An Unusual Technique to Bring Your Creative Writing Ideas to Life

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If someone isn't what others want them to be, the others become angry. Everyone seems to have a clear idea of how other people should lead their lives, but none about his or her own. Paulo Coelho offers wise words in terms of life and for writers … [Continue reading]

How to Write Paragraph After Paragraph After Paragraph Without Stopping

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Writers handle numerous tasks, but what happens when writing isn't one of them? You dart home from work with tons of ideas bouncing around your head and then you can't find the will or the power to start rattling away on the keyboard. There are … [Continue reading]

Be the Loudest Introvert in the Room – A Look Into the Introvert Advantage

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Introverts receive flack for failing to speak up or even acting "weird." Are these assumptions fair, or do introverts actually have advantages over extroverts that aren't accepted because of myths or social expectations? I read a book called … [Continue reading]

Six Home Office Ideas You’ve Never Heard Of

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How many computer screens do you have in your home office? Two? Three? One would be better. Are you the best multitasker in the world? Most studies prove that you're probably the opposite. Does your desk look like Don Corleone should be sitting … [Continue reading]

How I Landed Six Freelance Writing Jobs in Two Months on Problogger

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I started with Freelancer.com, took a plunge into some content mills and then developed a legitimate client list through LinkedIn and some random referrals. That was the simple, yet not so glamorous route I took to make freelance writing my … [Continue reading]

Give Your Boredom Meaning

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Is boredom chewing away at your creativity? Do you pick up a book whenever you get bored? Maybe you check your phone for any recent emails, Tweets or texts. We have a fear of being alone nowadays - a fear of being left with our own thoughts, so … [Continue reading]

9 Callouts That Guarantee Reader Comments

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Do you find it difficult to get readers to post in your comment area? Creating comments is one thing, but what about generating an actual conversation where other people congratulate each other, give feedback or talk about writing in … [Continue reading]