Posts by Lex

Read Everything!

Posted by on Apr 19, 2015 in Feature, Vlogs | 0 comments

This video talks about the importance of reading for all writers and how it can improve your writing.
(Sorry for the scratchy voice, I’ve been sick.)

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Writing Exercise: Random First Sentence

Posted by on Apr 18, 2015 in Feature | 0 comments

There are plenty of websites that generate different kinds of prompts but we’ve all had the list of nouns thrown at us too many times. Sure, they can spark a great story but I have a different idea. Let’s generate a random first sentence. Starting a story is one of the hardest things to do so it’d be nice if we could find a way to have the first sentence already on the page. Let’s try it.

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Creating Characters Through Questions

Posted by on Apr 12, 2015 in Feature, Vlogs | 0 comments

Writing essays isn’t much different from writing a story. In this video, I talk about how asking yourself questions can help you develop interesting characters that stay interesting throughout your piece.

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Be Inspired by All Minds

Posted by on Apr 11, 2015 in Feature | 0 comments

Writing isn’t just about telling a story or expressing a feeling. It’s about creating a whole world. It’s about opening a door into your mind. Into your heart. Writing is about communication and connection. When you write, you’re grabbing pieces of the world that catch your eye. Then gluing them together into a formation that appeals most to you. When you create this collage of words, you are creating the greatest picture of all. You are creating an entrance to your mind.

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Grammar is Fascinating

Posted by on Apr 4, 2015 in Feature | 0 comments

The idea of learning grammar sounds like a boring concept to many, especially since we as writers feel we definitely understand most concepts needed to be able to create our pieces. But do you know the difference between dreamed and dreamt? What do you think about splitting infinitives? Did you know that the bee’s knees did not originally mean what it does now? You can find out more about these topics at Grammar Girl.

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