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What Is Writing Patience Lessons From a Typewriter

What Is Writing Patience: Lessons From a Typewriter

One afternoon, while typing an important scene for my novel, I ran out of ink. I had to drop everything, get into the car, and drive through heavy snowfall, to reach the closest store that had a compatible ink ribbon for the typewriter. It was a one-hour drive to get there and another hour to come back.

In the meantime, I had the chance to reflect on the scene that I was writing a bit more. Particularly, I had the chance to think about it in a different environment—there is something inspiring about driving through snowfall during the late afternoon, with the sky becoming progressively darker.

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narratives in business

Combining Fact and Fiction: The Importance of Narratives in Business

Tips on writing and narrative theory is something most authors seek in order to improve the quality of their books or texts in general. But here’s a little secret: Writing tips and narrative theory is not only about books, whether fiction or nonfiction. Applying narrative theory in business contexts can be a crucial element of success.

What exactly do we mean by narrative theory in business contexts, and how can it increase productivity through the creation of better texts?

Using narrative theory in a business context can be a crucial element for success. Here is how to improve the narrative structure of a project.

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sensory exercises

Six Sensory Exercises to Improve Your Writing

The title of this article might sound like an advertisement for a (para-)psychological experiment, but fear not. I don’t plan to demonstrate a way to summon the spirits of old authors to ask them for writing advice!

Instead, I’ll talk about six sensory exercises that can help you improve your writing in a simple, easy-to-follow way.

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How To Make a Writing Comeback After a Long Break

Every author has a different writing journey. Some begin theirs at a very young age; others discover writing later in life. For some it is a continuous, uninterrupted endeavor, while others might stop writing for many years. And if that happens, making a writing comeback can be a daunting task.

Each one of us struggles with different things—in the writing process, productivity, and the publishing process. Some authors become disappointed or even disillusioned with the lack of recognition.

For others, life may get in the way. Employment, starting a family, unexpected illness, or another personal problem are all fully legitimate reasons for an author to put writing on hold.

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