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You’re vs Your: A Distinct Difference

Whether we’ve committed the act ourselves or just been a witness to the tragic event, I think that we can all agree that it’s about time that people started using your and you’re correctly. Yes, they are both pronounced exactly the same; however, they each mean very...

Set Writing Goals: Increase Your Skills and Efficiency

In my handy daily planner, I keep a little form that I fill out each day or week with my writing goals. I enter when I want to begin and end my writing sessions along with the word count I’d like to see afterwards. Some choose to simply set the start and end times,...

Review: Tomoe River Paper

Tomoe River paper is widely considered the most fountain pen friendly paper around. Not only is it extremely fountain pen friendly, but it's easily some of the most lightweight paper out there at a...

Its vs It’s: Easy Reference

Its or It’s? When to use which? The incorrect use of these two words is a common grammar mistake, but it’s a mistake that can be easily rectified with a little explanation. Most of us know that when you form a contraction an apostrophe is used. In the case of it and...

Make Your Own Idea Log in 5 Easy Steps

Yesterday, I shared with you how I keep my ideas organized. The simple three-pocket-notebook system allows me to record any random ideas I have, and since I use one of the notebooks as a daily to-do list, it’s always within arm’s reach for when an idea presents...

Everyday Carry: Idea Log

I have a love-hate relationship with ideas. They always pop up at random times, sparked by something I’m experiencing, and are usually completely unrelated to anything that’s going on. Sometimes they’re great - like an interesting story idea or character concept....

Review: Field Notes Shenandoah

Field Notes recently released their Fall 2015 limited edition, Shenandoah, inspired by the trees of the Shenandoah National Park. This design is more reminiscent of Field Notes' earlier releases, but still presents some more...

Their, They’re, or There: A Simple Guide

The incorrect use of the words there, their, and they’re, is one of the most common grammar mistakes I come across, right alongside misuse of its and it’s, and your and you’re (which I’ll go over in a later posts.) For those of us aware of there correct usage, it’s...

Cyber Dust and Snapchat

Cyber Dust and Snapchat are two mobile-only apps (available for both iOS and Android) that I've been getting more into as of late and I'd encourage all of you to join me for some unique content I'll be publishing to both. Our username is ZellerWritingCo on both....

Jack London on Inspiration

Before getting into the main content, I wanted to take a moment and introduce you to a new segment we’ll be working on: Writers on Writing. We’ll be looking at quotes from writers, interpreting their meaning, and breaking down how they can apply to our work. Our goal...

Looking for Submissions

There are a lot of talented writers in the world. Maybe you're one of them. We want to help increase the exposure of talented writers and get their work in front of readers worldwide, and we're hoping that you can help. We'd like to start a segment called, "Short...

Our New Chapter – Part 3

So after reading all about the aesthetic changes we've made along with our mission, purpose, vision, and values for the company, you may be wondering how this will affect you and what to expect from us going forward. Long story short: You should expect the same level...


Writers on Writing

I get up in the morning, torture a typewriter until it screams, then stop.

Clarence Budington Kelland

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