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 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 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

Top Reasons Writing Conferences Can Benefit New Authors

Shelling out cash to mingle with a room full of fellow hungry writers all searching for a platform may seem like a waste of time and resources when you could be writing at your desk or working on developing your self-publishing plan, but writing...

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Published On Sep 27, 2014

5 Helpful Writing Tools for Independent Authors

Writing can be a lonely occupation. After all, most professionals are surrounded by co-workers throughout their working day, co-workers who can advise them on how to solve most any problem. However, as a writer or self-published author you are...

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