Opyrus Blog for Authors and Writers

Published On May 6, 2021

Why You Should Write for Only Ten Minutes a Day

Starting anything new is hard. And the harder it is, the less likely we are to keep going. If you decide you want to run, never have before and then sign yourself up for a marathon, you are not really likely to succeed (trust me, I tried).

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Published On Apr 30, 2021

Why Do Writers Process Feelings Faster than Non-Writers?

Have you ever written a letter that you never sent or even planned to send? I have. Many of them. And if you are thinking “why?” I don’t blame you. After all, I know what I am thinking. I know what I am feeling. I don’t talk out loud to myself....

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Published On Apr 22, 2021

Why Do We Remember Facts When Told in Stories?

This is your brain…

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Published On Apr 15, 2021

What Does Your Favorite Writing Genre Say About You?

We all gravitate to a certain type of writing. Your go-to genre is likely how you best express your thoughts, feelings, and experiences. So what does your favorite genre say about you?

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Published On Apr 8, 2021

How Writing Your Goals Will Change Your Life

For years I worked as a life and relationships coach. And I would always ask my clients to write. At first they didn't know why. They knew I was a professional writer but why would I be asking them to write? It didn't take long for them to...

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Published On Apr 14, 2021

The Writing That Keeps Giving

I just received the following email: “This morning I read your article about the game chutes and ladders.  My life lately has been at the bottom of the chute just like your son. And your article helped me change my perspective looking for the...

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Published On Mar 18, 2021

I Didn't Mean to Write What I Wrote

My writing professor kept extolling the exceptional use of symbolism and foreshadowing in my piece. The problem was that I had no idea what he was referring to.

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Published On Mar 12, 2021

What if Everyone Hates My Writing?

Writing requires serious vulnerability. When you publish anything from a comment to an article, you are really putting yourself out there. You are sharing something of yourself and from yourself for the world to see. And as we all know, the world...

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Published On Mar 4, 2021

What if Someone Else Can Write it Better?

Have you ever read something and felt like the author must be in your head, reading your mind? Have you ever written something and had someone let you know that you perfectly explained something they were feeling and couldn’t articulate?

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