Opyrus Blog for Authors and Writers

Published On Jun 23, 2021

Learning to Love Writing

As adults, we’re taught a very unfortunate fallacy about writing: if you don’t consider yourself a writer, you don’t write at all. The truth is, we don’t have to place ourselves in one of these two categories. You can be a three-time published...

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Published On Jun 11, 2021

Supplementing Social Media with Writing

The average internet user spends 145 minutes a day on social media. That's over 2 hours per day, per person on apps like Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. Part of what drives social media use is its intensely addictive format. We go online to see...

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Published On Jun 4, 2021

The Power of Writing Down Your Goals

We’re almost halfway through 2021, but today we want to talk about New Year’s Resolutions. Weird, we know, but we think it’s time to start redefining the concept of resolutions and goal setting overall. 

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Published On May 27, 2021

What is Stream of Consciousness and How Can I Use It in Writing?

An essential aspect of talk therapy and other healing methods is a concept called "stream of consciousness." It's a term coined by psychologist William James back in 1890 and refers to the way thoughts flow through the conscious mind. It's vital...

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Published On May 20, 2021

Writing Helps You Concentrate

Concentration. It is something that is sorely lacking these days. We live in an age where if you can’t get your message across in 140 characters or 30 seconds or less, no one will pay attention. For that matter, I may have already lost you. I...

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Published On May 14, 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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