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10 Online Writing Cool Tools You Cannot Miss in 2017

Every writer has a bag full of tools they use to make writing more effective. Some are used to check spelling and grammar, while others are used for inspirational reasons. We all can use a little bit of help to produce better work. For whatever

Guest Post: Fresh Starts and New Beginnings

Hello, gentle readers! As we begin a new year, I would like to wish each of you good health, happiness, personal and professional success, and peace. Let me begin by telling you that I don’t do resolutions. Sure, my intentions are always good. I plan

How to Start A Successful Writing Career by Lisa Wheatly

Ask ten people whether they’d like to work on their own or have a full-time job, where bosses govern half of their day, and the requirements of the jobs are absolutely annoying. I’m talking about following a robot schedule: 9 to 5, each…and…every…day. Well, I

Christmas Ceasefire Finale: An OWS Round Robin

Four exciting parts precede this one, our finale in our holiday 5 part series brought to by the imaginations of Our Write Side staff. Elizabeth Abel, our digital media manager, wields her pen to bring this story to a close. What a phenomenal close it

How One Small Press Chooses Stories

Bushmead Press is a small indie publisher that produced the Monsters anthology our creative director, Stephanie Ayers, and one of our contributors, David Wiley, have stories featured in. When Tyler Omichinski proposed this guest post, we were all for it. Have an inside scoop on

Christmas Ceasefire Part 4: An OWS Round Robin

We hope you haven’t missed a single part since this story is almost finished. Today’s segment is brought to you by Marissa Sladek, one of our behind the scenes team members penning her first words beyond a book review here for your enjoyment today. We

Christmas Ceasefire Part 3: An OWS Round Robin

We’ve been having a lot of fun with this month’s story. David Wiley started it, and we shared Katheryn’s advancement last week. Now it’s Nancy Miller’s turn. Christmas Ceasefire From last time: “Ceasefire! By order of the Supreme Emperor, in agreement with the rebel forces,

Christmas Ceasefire, Part 2: An OWS Round Robin

If this is your first time reading the story, you can start here. Katheryn J. Avila moves the story forward today with part 2. CHRISTMAS CEASEFIRE (From last time) “In here,” Johnson cried out, diving into a dark hole in the side of the trench.

How to Breathe New Life in Your Writing Career by Patrick Greene

With the year in its final month, amidst the holiday shopping, card mailing, and festivities, most of us are contemplating our outlook for 2017. Our guest post today is an excellent tool with plenty of tips to revive your writing as 2017 approaches. Patrick works

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