6 Enriching Writing Projects for Retirees

6 Enriching Writing Projects for Retirees

Whether it's a daily activity or something to pick up every now and then, a writing project can make a retiree’s golden years even more satisfying and enjoyable. We shine the spotlight on six enriching writing projects for retirees of any writing experience level.

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6 Ways to Expand Your Vocabulary

6 Ways to Expand Your Vocabulary

Do you struggle to find the right words? If so, you’re not alone - many people understand more than they can express. Instead of letting frustration build, take action by learning new words as often as possible. Here are 6 of our favorite ways to expand your vocabulary!

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How Observation Can Improve Your Writing

How Observation Can Improve Your Writing

Being observant is a real skill – a talent that can and should be honed. It’s especially important to writers of literary fiction and nonfiction, where dialogue, character development, and setting are often greatly enhanced through careful observation.

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How to Use Moodboards to Enhance Your Writing

How to Use Moodboards to Enhance Your Writing

Coming up with an original 'writing voice' can be daunting for any writer. A voice moodboard is a great way to develop your your tone and stay inspired while writing. Here's how to create one of your own!

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5 Top Tips for Finishing Your Book

5 Top Tips for Finishing Your Book

Completing a manuscript is one of the most exhilarating moments in a writer’s life, and getting to that moment is also one of the greatest challenges. To help make sure you cross that finish line and have a working manuscript, here are our five top tips.

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7 Tips for Surviving NaNoWriMo

7 Tips for Surviving NaNoWriMo

The challenge of National Novel Writing Month is intense, but the rewards are worth it - not only will you reach the finish line with a rough draft of your very own novel, but you'll also win all sorts of cool prizes for completing the challenge.

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How Dinosaurs Learned to Dance: An Interview with Children’s Author Judy Cook

How Dinosaurs Learned to Dance: An Interview with Children’s Author Judy Cook

When Dinosaurs Go Dancing, the award-winning children’s book written by Judy Cook, almost never happened. Due to writing fits and starts, and a stalled collaboration, there were times when it didn’t look like Judy would be able to realize her vision. But the dancer turned first-time author didn’t give up - she persevered through setbacks and doubt, and families all across North America are thankful she did. We recently chatted with Judy about writing, her publishing journey, and the confidence she gained along the way.

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Design Elements All Authors Should Know

Design Elements All Authors Should Know

Learning the basics behind the visual language of book design has a myriad of benefits for authors, including helping you communicate what you’re looking for in your cover and understanding the choices your team makes when designing it.

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