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You Don't Have A Creative Block, You're Just Procrastinating

When you get writer’s block (or any other creative block) it can be tough to get past it. There are strategies you can use to get the juices flowing. They all have one thing in common: they involve actually doing the work. Why is that? According to author Jodi Picoult, it’s because writer’s block is just another name for procrastination.

Ink Paste Helps You Learn New Vocabulary Words As You Come Across Them

Every now and then, we all come across a word we’ve never seen before. Rather than look it up and forget about it, why not take the time to learn and make it a part of your vocabulary? Ink Paste is a simple tool that helps you do just that.

Easily Reorganise A Word Doc By Sorting Paragraphs by Number

When you’re writing a long research paper or article, chances are, you’ll need to rearrange some paragraphs during the editing process. There’s a simple way to do this in Microsoft Word: number your paragraphs, then sort them by number.

I'm John Scalzi And This Is How I Work

John Scalzi is a Hugo award-winning author of science fiction. He’s also an occasional columnist, a regular (and often hilarious) blogger, an active Tweeter, television consultant, and more. And when people mention Scalzi’s name, it’s usually followed by “how does he write so much?”

Jon Stewart's Best Career Lessons

Last week Jon Stewart flicked off the lights for the last time at The Daily Show, where he and his staff created a machine that delivered incisive political and media commentary through comedy for 16 years. Let’s take a look at how they did it and what we can learn.

How To Properly Use The Hyphen, En Dash And Em Dash

Grammar and punctuation can be tricky when you’re writing. If you’re not sure what all those dashes are or how to use them, this video clearly explains the differences between the hyphen (-), the en dash ( — ), and the em dash ( — ).

Moodnotes Logs Your Mood And Thinking Habits To Help With Self-Awareness

iPhone: We know that journalling is a great way to increase your self-awareness, but it’s tough to do sometimes. Moodnotes is a new app that makes it easy to track your mood, drop in some journal notes, and help you develop a little more perspective on yourself.

Develop A Pregame Ritual For Your Creative Work

Warm up routines and pregame rituals are pretty common among athletes, but we don’t usually think about them with other things. Over on Medium, writer Srinivas Rao points out a pregame ritual is useful for creative types too.

Why You Should Make It Your Mission To Bring Back Handwriting

Most of us go days without writing anything by hand, and when we finally need to jot something down, it looks like the writing of a third grader. Writing by hand in the digital age feels almost antiquated, but there are plenty of reasons to maintain the quality of your penmanship, or (gasp) even improve it.

Mind Your Language: Per Cent Or Percent?

Do you use per cent or percent when writing about breaking things up into parts of a hundred? There’s a technically correct way to do it.

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