Storied Self-Improvement: 3 Benefits of Reading Fiction
Those of us who read and write regularly know that we're the better for having engaged with our favorite stories. But are the benefits of reading fiction more concrete than that? Research suggests that they are, according to a recent overview of several studies on the subject that was published on the BBC's website, along with several other studies in the past. After a bit more research into the subject, we determined that the benefits of reading fiction are not only mental, but physical as...
32 Free Online Research Resources for Freelancers & Nonfiction Writers
I've done freelance and in-house copywriting, content marketing, and general journalism for about a decade, penning everything from broadcast news to newspaper articles and promotional blog posts. I would hardly have managed to complete a third of them if not for the free online research resources and tools I've gathered over the years—first in J-school and professionally in full-time editor/content director roles and in side jobs as a freelance writer and content strategy consultant.
In that time, I've had to write about a lot about things with which I'm generally...
Featured Writer Friday: Caroline Leavitt
This Q&A with Caroline Leavitt is the first of many features showcasing the wisdom and experience of the talented writers and editors in our network. These award-winning and bestselling authors and editorial experts know the writing and publishing process inside and out.
The Weekly Ghost: Ghostwriting News & Views | April 10, 2019
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