Opyrus Blog for Authors and Writers

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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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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