Opyrus Blog for Authors and Writers

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 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 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 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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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 Mar 4, 2021

What if Someone Else Can Write it Better?

Have you ever read something and felt like the author must be in your head, reading your mind? Have you ever written something and had someone let you know that you perfectly explained something they were feeling and couldn’t articulate?

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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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