40 untranslatable words we should all be using

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[image source] I love words. I really, really love words. Their silent power to evoke reactions - some intellectual, some emotional, some even visceral. I love words - those arbitrary combinations of sounds which are at the core of language, which are so heavy with meaning. The love of words is a truth universal to all the ...

How to be a writer with a cause

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Last week, I wrote about finding your voice as a writer. Marthe made a good point in the comments section to that piece: I feel like I have a strong voice, what I lack is a message, a cause. Sometimes it feels like I’m writing just for the sake of putting pretty words and phrases out ...

How to find your voice as a writer

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Here's the problem with writers: we are our own worst critics. We work ourselves up into a state where we genuinely start to believe everything we write is bad and unworthy, and then the anxiety of influence starts to run its cold fingers down our spines and we get so upset about it all that ...