How To Use Writing As A Meditation

writing as meditation

Meditating is more than sitting quietly and focusing on your breath — (although that is also an option).

There are myriad ways to develop a meditation practice, including guided imagery, body scans, and walking.

But have you ever heard of writing as meditation?  

It may sound contradictory.

After all, meditation is usually associated with sitting still, not scribing. 

However, mindful writing exercises are also effective concentration-building tools — plus, there’s a creativity boost cherry on top.

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Every Writer Needs A Good Book On Grammar: Here Are 15 Of The Best

BEST BOOKS ON GRAMMAR

How often do you question if you’re using the correct punctuation or proper verb tenses when you’re writing? 

Do you have a grammar app but sometimes wonder if the suggestions are correct for the type of writing your doing?

A high-quality English grammar book is essential for writing well. 

Some grammar books are better than others, so choose one that explains proper grammar for your type of writing, and that’s tailored to your needs.  

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How Long Does It Take To Write A Book?

How long should a book be?

Whenever that question comes up, the answer is usually “It depends” (or something to that effect), but we can get closer to a more helpful answer by getting more specific on the type of book we want to write.

Whether you’re writing a novel or a nonfiction book, though, the average length will depend on how your book compares to others of the same genre or subject matter.

So, before you can answer the question, “How long does it take to write a book?” you need to know some crucial details — and not just about the book itself:

This article is all about helping you determine how long it will take you to write the book you want — and to help you write it.

Only then can you work on getting your words out to those who will most enjoy reading them.

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List Of The 15 Best Writing Strategies And Examples

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When you’re a writer, you need to know the best strategies to get your reader’s attention and hold onto it.

The goal is to get them hooked on your content, so they’ll want to read more.

Only then can you cultivate a relationship that serves you both.

So, how do you do that (without actually hypnotizing them)?

You learn different writing strategies, applied to advantage by the pros, and work on making them your own. 

The first question to answer is, “What is a writing strategy?” 

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How To Write Blackout Poetry To Restore Your Creative Energy

What on earth is blackout poetry?

And how can it stoke the creative fire within you?

And what if you’re not really “the poetic type”?

Good news! Even if you’ve never met a poetry assignment that didn’t fill you with dread, you’re about to learn something that will change the way you think of poetry.

This is something you can do to de-stress and restore your energy, even while you’re tricking yourself into doing something creative.

And all you need are someone else’s words and something to write with.

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Does A Comma Go Before Or After But?

comma before but

If this post’s title brought back memories of heated arguments over the Oxford comma, no worries. This is a comma-friendly space. 

Commas make whatever you write easier to read by inserting pauses and setting things apart.

They help make each sentence sound in the reader’s head the way it sounds in yours. 

But one question keeps popping up: “Does the comma go before or after but?” 

You wouldn’t think “but comma rules” would be a thing, but one rule doesn’t fit all the possible situations involving commas and conjunctions

Fortunately, there’s an easy way to sort it all out. 

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