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Blog Editing: How to Polish Your Content in 5 Easy Steps

Blog Editing: How to Polish Your Content in 5 Easy Steps

Blog editing might seem scarier than it really is. Here are easy steps to help polish your blog posts before you hit publish.  Good and bad writers have one big thing in common: They both need to edit before publishing anything. I used to be […]

20 Resources to Help You Have a Successful NaNoWriMo

20 Resources to Help You Have a Successful NaNoWriMo

Are you participating in NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) in November? Even if you’re dedicated to joining in this crazy movement, you may still be wondering how to write a novel in 30 days.    Completing a book will be a new endeavor for me, […]

Write Better Blog Posts in 4 Easy Steps

Write Better Blog Posts in 4 Easy Steps

Improve your writing by preparing ahead of time! I’m not much of an outliner. I’m a procrastinator, which isn’t really conducive to outlining. There were many times in college I’d wake up at 3 or 4 a.m. the day an essay was due and start […]

The Simple Secret to Help You Write Better

The Simple Secret to Help You Write Better

So you want to be a better writer. I could tell you it’s easy or that there’s one simple secret to becoming a better writer that you’ve never heard before. But if I did that, I’d be lying. Becoming a better writer will take work, […]

How a Broad Niche Can Hurt Your Blog

How a Broad Niche Can Hurt Your Blog

Choosing a broad blog niche can hurt in ways you wouldn’t expect. In 2016, I jumped on the blogging train. I knew I wanted to be a part of that world and write about things I was interested in, but I didn’t know exactly what […]

6 Simple Ways I’m Preparing for My First NaNoWriMo

6 Simple Ways I’m Preparing for My First NaNoWriMo

Are you considering writing a novel for NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month)? Check out the NaNoWriMo website if you have no clue what I’m talking about. This post contains affiliate links, which means I could earn a small commission if you use the links. I only recommend a […]

How to Avoid Getting Burnt Out as a Freelance Writer

How to Avoid Getting Burnt Out as a Freelance Writer

Confession: I don’t love freelance writing. I worked as a freelance writer on and off for about three years, and when I finished my last project just a few months ago, I felt determined never to do it again. But it is an excellent form […]

How to Blog When You Don’t Know How to Write

How to Blog When You Don’t Know How to Write

Are you somebody who has talents you’d love to share with the world through blogging, but you don’t know how to write? You are the reason I started The Hopeful Writer. A lot of my friends and family members could share their cooking, crafting, or […]

5 Easy Steps for Organizing a Blog Post

5 Easy Steps for Organizing a Blog Post

Super simple steps for organizing a blog post! This post contains affiliate links, which means I could earn a small commission if you use the links. I only recommend a few items or services I love. See my complete disclosure. Knowing what you want to write […]

How to Finally Write a Novel as a Busy Mom

How to Finally Write a Novel as a Busy Mom

I’ve been writing since I was a kid, and though I’ve written hundreds of pages of blogs, essays, fictional stories, and more, sometimes actually completing a novel seems impossible. When my cousin, Heather Chapman, published her first novel, I was inspired. We’d written together as […]