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Hi! I’m Lee G. Hornbrook, freelance writer, editor, and content creator. I am a former college writing professor, and I am here to help you take your writing and your business to the next level.

I spent 25 years…

The bones of a story help it to stand up.

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Six months into my writing journey on Medium, I wrote a story about how I learned to write. It got some attention, but not nearly what I thought it would. …

Writing Tips

There is no such thing as writer’s block.

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The First Thing You Must Know About Writer’s Block is there is no such thing as writer’s block

There is no such thing as writer’s block.

Pick your slogan:

No excuses.
Just do it.
Do or do not. There is no try.

Put the pen or pencil on the paper and move it. Now you’re writing.

Even writing the same word over and over again is writing.

Writing Is Not Just One Thing


Writing Tips

There is no such thing as writer’s block, but if you get it, here’s what to do.

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There is no such thing as writer’s block.

Again: There is no such thing as writer’s block.


There is moving the pen and not moving the pen.

The List

Here are 50 ways to break writer’s block — that thing you think you have that doesn’t exist.

A) Extra-linguistic Ways to Break Writer’s Block

Be receptive.
Listen to your…

Submissions open for your stories about language and writing

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The Writing Prof wants your stories about language and writing. We seek high quality submissions to further understand what it means to write and work at writing.

The Writing Prof is a collection of ideas about the art and craft of writing from a college professor and other writing professionals…

Writing Tips

You’re not alone in making these errors.

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The 6 errors listed below are high frequency mistakes in English.

  • its / it’s
  • there / their /they’re
  • your / you’re
  • lose / loose / loss
  • definite / definitely / definately / defiantly
  • “should have” vs. “should of” (would of / could of)

When discovered (usually on resumes, important memos…

In which TWP says hello and launches this monthly newsletter

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Welcome to issue #1 of A Word, Please, the monthly newsletter of The Writing Prof.

Thank you for your support of The Writing Prof. Please tell your friends about this publication. I am looking for more writers and more submissions…

Classic books on writing by writers for writers

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The magic of books is that they come to us whole.

They are entire worlds dropped in our laps. Or they sit there on a shelf, waiting to unfold before us their splendid wonders. One day we didn’t know them. The next day, we know them intimately, for the rest…

Master YOUR best writing process by understanding THE writing process

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Only two things keep you from being the writer of your dreams: Starting and finishing. That’s it.

If you can figure out how to start and how to finish, you have won the game of writing.

It’s not about how much money you make.
It’s not about how big an audience…

A great first line startles the reader and opens a window to a world.

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There’s something about a first: a first kiss, the first time you make love, a first bite of chocolate, a first time trip to somewhere exciting.

Right up there for me in the greatness of firsts is great first lines of novels. …

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