Opyrus Blog for Authors and Writers

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 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 Jan 13, 2021

Are You a Writer?

Have you ever struggled with calling yourself a “writer”? There is something about that title that seems to come with a showy-off type of feeling. It is as if saying you are a writer automatically means that you are saying you are talented. And...

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Published On Aug 6, 2020

4 Reasons Why Writing Leads to Stress Relief

Often we think of the writing process of one that requires us to be calm and collected. We have our steaming hot coffee, some classical music playing in the background, the sun is streaming in beautifully and our creative juices are flowing.

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Published On Oct 27, 2014

Author Unknown - Happy New Year Thought...

 

I hope everyone has had a wonderful holiday!

While visiting relatives I was handed a typed letter written by a person of unknown origin that really struck a chord. It is something that young and old can relate to.

The letter shown below from...

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Published On Oct 27, 2014

The Writing Life: Writing as a Business

Originally published on hazelandwren.com

by Sonja Hegman

When we’re children we dream of being artists, cowboys, astronauts, and princesses, but we never follow through with those things. We’re told they’re foolish goals. We’re told that artists...

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Published On Oct 27, 2014

Make Time To Write Blogs

by Sherrie Wilkolaski

We've talked before about creative ideas for fiction authors to use to expand their blog -- but how do you make the time? We're going to explore time saving tactics that will help you build up your content to create an...

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Published On Oct 27, 2014

Writer's Block: The Symptoms and the Cure

By Karen Hodges Miller

The other day I had a writing deadline. I wrote a lead. Deleted it. Wrote another. Deleted it. Played some solitaire. Checked my email. Wrote a third lead. Deleted it. Got a snack. Wrote a fourth lead. I was suffering from...

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