Opyrus Blog for Authors and Writers

Published On Jul 24, 2021

TLDR; How Technology is Changing the Way We Write

TLDR – a familiar initialism to almost anyone born after the first Millennials – is also a pretty good descriptor for how people have begun to consume content and media. For those who don’t know, TLDR stands for “too long, didn’t read,” and it’s...

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Published On Jul 16, 2021

When Does Your Creativity Spark?

We’ve written before about the destructive effects of writer’s block and provided a handful of ways to get out of it, but is it possible to avoid it altogether? A 2019 study conducted by MPA suggests that maybe it is, you just have to know when...

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Published On Jul 8, 2021

Writers Are Better Communicators

When we think of communication, most often we think of speech. However, communication comes in many forms and ultimately is the function of transmitting a message from one person to another. Every being communicates. Dogs bark when they want to...

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Published On Jul 2, 2021

Dear Future Self — How to Write an Open Letter to Yourself

It’s never a bad idea to check in with your own mental health. We sometimes find ourselves dealing with struggles that feel permanent and question whether our happy times are only temporary. If you’ve ever caught yourself in this type of...

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Published On Jun 25, 2021

The Benefits of Writing in Old Age

The more we exercise our brains, the healthier they’ll be in old age. According to Robert S. Wilson, PhD, frequent mental activity throughout one’s life leads to greater mental clarity and memory in later years. Activities like reading, writing,...

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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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