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Are you looking for writing inspiration? One of the best ways is to use writing prompts. Too simple, right? Not really. You have to check out these 5 compelling reasons using creative writing prompts for writers will help you overcome writer's block and writing a story that sells. Click through to read now. Or save to read later. #writingprompts #writinginspiration

Why Writing Prompts Will Inspire You to Write

By Amber Roshay 

One of the hardest parts of writing is that you actually have to write. I don’t know how many times, I’ve sat down to begin and then decided to check my email, get a cup of tea or have the urge to practice yoga in my seat. The reasons not to write seem to be more than the reasons to write. But what if I told you that using a writing prompt can spur you into action.

Are you looking for a writing schedule as a writer and blogger that really works? You've tried every writing tip you can find and nothing sticks. I was just like you. Until I discovered the secret to a consistent daily writing practice that works. And I want to inspire YOU. Click through to read now or save to read later. #writingschedule #writingtips

4 Benefits of Being a 4 a.m. Writer

By ​Amber Roshay​​​

Most people think I’m crazy when I tell them I get up at 4 a.m. In fact, I am a little crazy, but that’s beside the point. But that’s not why I get up so early. The real reason and perhaps the best reason why I’m up at 4 a.m. is that I get up to write. You read that right, I’m a 4 a.m. writer.

SEO Tips for Bloggers

7 Actionable SEO Tips That Work Great in 2018

By Melissa Uhles

If you are a writer it’s important to know about SEO. So I’ve put together a list of 7 SEO tips for writers and bloggers. I hope you’ll find it helpful and will be able to integrate these ideas the next time you write something that will be published online.

Why write in 2018? Sometimes the benefits of being a writer are hard to remember when you're struggling to write, dealing with rejection or trying to find an agent, but five writers give honest truths on why they write and want to share them with you.

Why Write?

By Melissa Uhles

“I don’t need an alarm clock. My ideas wake me.” - Ray Bradbury

Writing can be a hard slog. Do you have days where you ask yourself why write? I know I do. Maybe you’ve had days where you’ve wondered what the benefits of being a writer are. Sometimes I have to remind myself when I’m having one of those “dark nights of the soul” moments that there are good reasons I decided to write.

The truth about writing rejection is that's hard, but it's common. Most writers, whether you write books or freelance, deal with rejection on a daily basis. It's a part of being a creative person, but there are tips to help you overcome writing rejection. Click through to discover how or save to read later. @penandparent #writingtips #writingrejection

5 Brilliant Tips to Overcome Writing Rejections

By Melissa Uhles

Have you ever sent out a piece of writing you slaved over only to get that gut wrenching rejection email? I know I have. It’s not a nice feeling. But rejection, when you’re a writer is part of the game. Even if you self-publish or only post to your own blog, the absence of readers is another form of our good friend, rejection.

Easter is around the corner. Are you looking for Easter basket ideas for your kids that don't include candy? Give the gift of a book instead of candy this Easter and you'll have fewer cavities and a more engaged kid. Click through to read now or save to read later. #easterbasketideas #giftideas

This Easter Give a Book Instead of a Basket

By Melissa Uhles

Easter is yet another holiday where kids get candy, but what if they got a book instead of a basket? No chocolate bunny, you ask?

Are you already stressed about your Spring Break travel plans with the kiddos? As a mom, I know how exciting the thought of a family vacation can seem, until the reality sets in of what to pack, how to entertain, and all the travel logistics. But I also know how to make traveling with kids fun and manageable. Check out my tips to make it a little easier. FREE TRAVEL PACKING LIST PRINTABLE #springbreaktravel #traveltipskids

4 Useful Tips for Spring Break Travel with Kids

by Melissa Uhles

Spring Break travel with kids can be fun. Okay, I’ll be honest, it can provide moments of fun. I’m sure you already know that there is bound to be a little chaos and stress associated with vacationing with little kids. 

That said, proper preparation will make the whole ordeal much easier. Do you have a baby, toddler, grade-schooler or all three? The following tips should make your trip more enjoyable for everyone.

Do you wanna get your kids involved in reading and storytelling? Write a story together! How to write a story with your kid will give you ideas and activities that will get your kid writing. Comes with a FREE PRINTABLE - 16 Writing Activities For Kids. Click through to read now or save to read later. #writeastory #kidwritingactivities

How to Write a Story with Your Kid

One of the best ways to share your love of the written word is to get your kids involved in writing a story with you. Children are required to write stories while in school. With your enthusiasm, you can talk them into writing a story with you in their “free” time as well.

Are you looking for more focus when it comes to blogging? Check out these tips for more organized blogging and make 2018 your year of success! Comes with a FREE PRINTABLE - Viral Blog Post Cheat Sheet. #OrganizedBlogging #MakeMoneyBlogging

How to Become an Organized Blogger in 2018

by Brigitte Evans

Becoming well-organized can be a challenge for any blogger regardless of how experienced they are. This is even more difficult when working from home, as there are so many distractions.

Sometimes no matter how many awesome ideas you have, you yearn to have more time to bring them to life. So how can you make this happen?

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