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The good news is, there are a lot of ways to get more views of your articles, and the bad news is, ...there are a lot of ways to get more views of your articles. It can overwhelm you to the point of doing nothing; if you have the teeniest drop of perfectionist DNA all these choices close in on you...

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The Pen Central loves to scroll through the great offerings by the diverse group of writers represented here. This week we want to share stories by someone new (to us anyway!), and one of our favorite contributors. First, Norma Barton. A Harvard grad, water lover, and someone who wields a fine...

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Update: This contest is over. We apologize for any inconvenience. A heads up if you haven't heard: Editor Shay Davidson has another contest. Cash prizes too; we all like that! As shown in the picture, you need to use these five...

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Better Than Google: Get Great Writing Research Ideas We work hard to get articles viewed, and a lot of that work involves writing research so we know what we're talking about and gain credibility with our readers. Most of us have a handle on doing a quick Google search for those nagging bits of...

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The Most Influential Black Leader of His Time: Booker T. Washington Today marks Booker T. Washington's birthday, April 5. He was the founder of Tuskagee Institute, author of "Up From Slavery", and adviser to Theodore Roosevelt. His contributions to the advancements for African Americans during the...

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Writer's Block Can Be Your Friend Well, this is a topic we all love to hate - the downside of writing. It doesn't even have to be writer's block.  What about those looming deadlines, time constraints you have placed on yourself, or someone else has? There you are, in your favorite spot, coffee...