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Worldbuilding Tips

Have you ever read a book set in a world completely different from our own? It’s incredible how complex, detailed, and alive an entirely fictional world can feel. If you’ve ever tried to write such a book, you’ll appreciate how much work goes into making that happen. With so much groundwork to do before you even …

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How does Writing Heal Trauma?

You may think that writing about a traumatic event you’ve experienced might make you relive the trauma all over again. So how does writing heal trauma? Research suggests that trauma, in particular the stress that accompanies trauma, damages brain tissue (Payne et al. https://doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195158564.003.0003). The good news is that when you write about that emotional …

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Write What You Know

This blog post is based on Writer’s Connect newsletter Issue 54. It expands on the theme of getting personal with your writing, as presented by this week’s top tip in the newsletter. If you’ve ever sought out advice on your writing, chances are you’ve come across the phrase write what you know. But what does …

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