Tips for Aspiring Writers

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About the Author: Cox Editing Services

David Cox is a Co-owner of Cox Editing Services. As an editor, he writes about the lessons he’s learned from successful writers. The habits and practices that can help aspiring writers become better and more productive at their craft.
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    Using Semicolons Effectively in Your Writing

    Understanding how to use semicolons correctly can enhance your writing and help you communicate more effectively.   What is a semicolon? A semicolon (;) connects two or more independent clauses in a single sentence that are closely related in thought. Using them correctly is important because they can serve several functions and should not be [...]

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    A Part-time Writer with Financial Stability

    Most of my clients are part-time writers. Let’s consider the benefits of a full-time income while starting your freelance writing business.

  • Using Contractions: Do You Write the Way You Speak?

    Contractions are shortened forms of words or phrases created by combining two words and replacing one or more letters with an apostrophe. For example, can't is a contraction of cannot. Another example is it’s, a contraction of it is, or it has. Contractions are commonly used in spoken and written English to convey informality.

  • Overcoming Procrastination: A Challenge for All Writers

    Whether you're a seasoned author or just starting your writing journey, battling procrastination can often feel like an uphill struggle. However, with the right strategies and mindset, you can overcome this obstacle and boost your productivity. In today’s article, we'll explore six proven strategies writers use to conquer procrastination and boost their creativity.

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