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Budget Fountain Pen Showdown: Lamy Safari Vs Pilot Metropolitan

There’s nothing like writing with a fountain pen, and while they can be expensive, you don’t have to spend a ton of money to own one. For less than $50, you can have a refillable pen perfect for art, journaling, or taking notes in style. Let’s look at two of the best, most accessible budget options you can buy.


Hemingboard For Mac Instantly Suggests Synonyms, Puns And Rhymes 

Mac: Hemingboard began as an iOS keyboard that works like an amped-up thesaurus, not only suggesting synonyms to whatever you’re typing, but also rhymes and similar-sounding words that you can use as puns. Now they have brought their wordplay weaponry to your desktop.


Advice From A Former Apple Speech Writer: Pick Your Audience

It’s hard to deny that Apple is pretty great at presentation. Former Apple speechwriter Jayne Benjulian explains one key that helps the company perfect their speeches: Choosing your audience.


Ipsum Is A Journaling App For iPhone That Simplifies Writing Into A Chat-Like Vertical Scroll

iOS: When it comes to journaling apps on iPhone, it’s hard to beat Day One. Not everyone needs the complexity offered from Day One though, and if something a little simpler is more your thing, Ipsum is well worth a look.


FoxType Breaks Down The Structure Of Any Sentence So You Can Visualise It

If you want to improve your grammar, you may find it helpful to analyse how sentences are structured. FoxType does the work for you, visually breaking down your sentences so you can see how each word functions.


WriteWell Gives Students And Professionals Templates To Jumpstart Research Papers

If you’ve ever had to write a reference paper, essay or lab report, you know what it means to struggle with an overwhelming amount of information to organise, or a blank page looking back at you. WriteWell helps you organise that information easily, and offers writing templates to help you get started with your paper.


All The Ways Handwriting Trumps Typing [Infographic]

The debate over hand writing important notes versus typing them is one we’ve hit on before, but this graphic lays out all of the data clearly, and even offers some tips on choosing a writing implement based on the type of notes you’re taking.


7 Science-Backed Tips To Improve Your Writing [Infographic]

The ability to write creatively is a skill not many people possess. While typically linked to the arts, good writing is also fueled by a surprising amount of science. Exploiting this knowledge can help take your prose to the next level. With that in mind, here are seven scientific ways to improve your writing.


The 10 Types Of Writers' Block (And How To Overcome Them)

Writer’s Block. It sounds like a fearsome condition, a creative blockage. The end of invention. But what is it, really?


Twelve Quotes From Authors To Remember When Starting Your First Book

When working on your first book, you’re faced with an extremely daunting task. Regardless of whatever training or practise you’ve had in the past, it’s still your first novel. At times it will be a highly enjoyable venture, but much of it will be excruciating. There are moments where you might want to throw in the towel, or where you’ll feel completely lost. And when that happens just remember the wise words of the successful authors below — they hold the roadmap back to finishing your novel successfully.


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