Barrie Davenport

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Why You Should Write A Crappy First Draft

Writer’s Block. Those two little words can derail just about any writing session. One of the major causes of writer’s block is perfectionism: trying to make everything perfect in the first draft. When you try to do both the writing and the editing, you’re running your creative brain and your logical brain at the same […]

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How To Copyright Your Book And Protect Your Asset

Now that you have spent so much time and energy writing a book, you’ll certainly want ownership over your creation. This will give you the rights to distribute it, display it, and reproduce it. Copyrighting a book is an easy process, but the features of copyright protection are more complex. To copyright a book completely, […]

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9 Creative Writing Exercises To Awaken Your Inner Author

I believe there’s a writer inside of all of us. Even if you don’t think you write well, you do have something to say. You have a story to tell, knowledge to impart, and experiences to share. You’ve lived a full life that’s packed with observations and adventures, and you shouldn’t exit this Earth without […]

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15 Common Grammar Mistakes That Kill Your Writing Credibility

I love to write, but I’m not so crazy about grammar. Learning about words that dangle, split, and get misplaced isn’t my idea of fun. However, as an English major in college, I had it drilled into my head that poor grammar revealed laziness and a lack of respect for the reader. It’s the literary […]

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