Writer and Writing Coach. Former college writing professor. Editor of The Writing Prof. Connect at https://www.leehornbrook.com/ ko-fi.com/leehornbrookwriter

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In which TWP surpasses 100 followers

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Welcome to issue #2 of A Word, Please, the monthly newsletter of The Writing Prof.

This past month, we have reached a milestone: 100 followers. Holy hunnids, Batman! Hunnids hunnids hunnids! Okay, so just one hunnid. But it’s a GREAT start! As of this writing, we have 109 followers. …

Tips on The Writing Process

The least sexy part of The Writing Process is arguably the most important.

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When most people think about the planning stage of writing, they think of strict outlines that use a combinations of roman numerals, numbers, and upper and lower case letters.

Just learning the rules of outlining is enough to make one’s jaw go slack, eyes glaze over, drool start to form…

Writing Tips

There is no such thing as writer’s block.

Photo by Jack Anstey on Unsplash // Writing is not linear. It’s a twisting, curving road.

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…

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.

Really.

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…

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…

Lee G. Hornbrook

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