Book Review: “The Writer’s Lexicon: Descriptions, Overused Words, and Taboos” by Kathy Steinemann

Think you have every reference book you need to write the perfect story?

Think again.

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8 Steps to Creating Perfect Content for Your Blog (Guest Post)

By Jennifer Scott, editor and business developer

Content creation is one of the most important parts of any business in this modern era. But though it may be the one of the only forms of communication you have with your potential customers, if you’ve attempted to create your own content in the past, you know how time consuming and overwhelming it can be to write quality posts for your blog.

Today, I’m showing you everything you need to know about creating perfect content for your blog efficiently, every time.

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5 Must-Have Tools for Your First Apartment (Guest Post)

By Alyssa Winters, blogger and writer

When you move into your first apartment, you’re suddenly on your own. There are so many things you must take care of by yourself. With all these new responsibilities and chores, you may be wondering: how can I make them easier?

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The #1 Reason People Aren’t Reading Your Writing (& How to Fix it!)

So you’re having trouble getting people to read what you’ve written?

Bummer.

But unless you’re J.K. Rowling and you’re publishing another Harry Potter novel, every writer ever has to deal with this problem on a regular basis. Not only do you have to get people to want to read your books though; you also have to make people be willing to pay money for them. And that’s a challenging feat.

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Why Taking Notes by Hand is Better for Learning (Guest Post)

By Lesley Martin, academic success coach, author, and entrepreneur

Over the past ten years, using a laptop to take notes in school has become increasingly popular for a number of reasons. More and more students own laptops, which combined with numerous cloud solutions, means that you can access your notes from any device where you have internet access.

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Review: Ultimate Student Planner from ClassTracker

Hi guys! We have officially made it, yet again, to back-to-school season (!), and I know that my many fellow planner nerds are super excited about picking out their new agenda for this fall. If you’ve been on the hunt and don’t know where to go, or you’re specifically considering the Ultimate Student Planner from ClassTracker, then I’ve got just the post for you. I’d love to tell you what I thought of this planner!

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5 Things I Did to Maintain Straight A’s in College while Working 60+ Hours per Week

Hi guys!

For many of us, the semester is coming to a close, which means a huge weight off of all of our shoulders—at least for a little while. I especially feel more relaxed now that final grades have been posted because I have had a crazy semester (story time!), and it took a lot of discipline to get through it with my head above water.

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6 Ways to Prepare for the Spring Semester

The start of the spring semester. It’s when you’ve got this freshman/sophomore/ junior/senior year thing down pat—but you still have to start all over. And in an attempt to make sure we don’t forget anything important over Winter Break, here are six things you gotta check off your to-do list before move-in day next year:

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The College Girl’s Ultimate (Last-Minute!) Holiday Gift Guide

It’s that time of year again! Christmas, Hanukkah, and all those other December holidays are here, and that means gifts galore! If you’re looking for the perfect present for all of your loved ones—from roommates to long-time boyfriends—that you can get NOW (before it’s too late), you’re in the right place.

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