Opyrus Blog for Authors and Writers

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 ladders...

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Published On Nov 7, 2019

Juggling Act: 5 Tips to Balance Writing and Family Time During the Holidays

Shutting your "work brain" off as an independent author is difficult. You don't have the luxury of leaving work at the office and if you're not working, you're not earning money. Relaxing becomes even more challenging over the holidays, when there...

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Published On Feb 23, 2019

Binge Writing: The Good and the Bad

 There are two types of authors: those who schedule their writing on a regular basis and those who binge write, putting thousands of words down at a time in a frenzy, with long breaks in between. Stephen King is a famous schedule writer, putting...

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Published On Oct 30, 2018

Looking for Scares: How to Craft a Truly Frightening Horror Novel

In the very bestselling horror novels, authors take care to ensure that all the supernatural events in the story have some type of plausible explanation. You may have to stretch your notion of disbelief a bit, but everything makes sense in that one...

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Published On Sep 27, 2014

How to Write More in Less Time : And Keep the Quality

For some writers that golden number is 1,000. They're happy if they reach 1,000 words a day. Many full time writers boast about a consistent 2,000 words a day. While this is a respectable number, if you're in this group of writers you could be...

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