Posts by Alex Zamorski

5 Great Websites for Writers

There are thousands of websites available for writers and want-to-be writers. The range from blogs to magazines to how-to’s to everything in between is staggering! Here is a short list of some great websites for writers that I keep coming back to time and time again. Be sure to let me know what websites you love, too! The Write Life: Helping Writers Create, Connect and Earn This is a one-stop shop for fantastic resources about writing and making money. From selling fiction to launching a freelance writing career, The Write Life is an awesome place to learn some new and new-to-you
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Why Reading Widely Improves Your Writing

We all know that reading is helpful to our writing. But why is that exactly?   Improves Vocabulary Even if you were the vocab queen in school, chances are you’re not utilizing that well of knowledge on the daily basis. Reading a variety of work exposes you to a wider vocabulary and builds up a treasure trove of words for you to draw upon. Reading with an eye for word choice will also remind you that the type of language you use is very important — word choice needs to reflect the characters’ attitudes and plot situations.   Inspires Creativity
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Knowing When It’s Time to Bring in an Editor

“Writing without revising is the literary equivalent of waltzing gaily out of the house in your underwear.” —Patricia Fuller    Editing is something that we all do almost daily. From blog posts to a book chapter, a grocery list to an email, proofreading and revising is an important step. If you want the best results for your writing, you need to edit your work. No matter your industry or audience, typos are going to set you back a few paces, not to mention more egregious errors like inconsistencies in information or plot. Simply put, errors show that you’re not paying attention and that you
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