Opyrus Blog for Authors and Writers

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 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 10, 2021

Writing to Process

Last week I lost a friend. When I heard the news I couldn’t move. I couldn’t think. I couldn’t speak. So I cried. For a number of hours that was all I could do.

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Published On Oct 30, 2014

4 Thoughts From Maya Angelou About Writing

“A bird doesn’t sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song.” – Maya Angelou

When Maya Angelo died one of our team wrote the piece below. Unfortunately it was lost and never made it to this page. I recently found it, and...

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Published On Sep 27, 2014

Why Research Your Characters – You Already Know Them, Don’t You?

by Sherrie Wilkolaski

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