Opyrus Blog for Authors and Writers

Published On May 6, 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 22, 2021

Why Do We Remember Facts When Told in Stories?

This is your brain…

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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 Aug 6, 2020

3 Ways of Getting Out of Writer's Block

Writer's Block. It's the nightmare of every writer. Some writers swear they don't exist, while others believe it is real. Until you've experienced a block, chances are you don't know what it's like.  It's not that you can't write -- you're...

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Published On Jun 19, 2018

8 Ways to Hook Readers With the First Sentence

It's called the hook: that sparkling first sentence that grabs your reader and convinces her that she HAS to keep reading your book. Authors have been known to spend hours trying to create the perfect hook for their book, often longer than the...

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Published On Jun 14, 2018

Margaret Atwood's Tips for Authors

Margaret Atwood began her literary life as a poet, but it's as a novelist who wrote fiction with strong social commentary that she's become world-famous. Her book The Handmaid's Tale was made into a movie in 1990 and is currently in its second...

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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 Oct 27, 2014

How Frequently Should You Share (And Publish!) Your Writing?

We all learned in kindergarten that sharing is caring, but when it comes to writing, sharing your work can be downright scary! The decision to share your work depends on a lot of different factors, and the sharing itself can take many forms.

The...

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