I started writing in elementary school and never stopped. I enjoy sharing stories about my hard-learned life lessons and writing advice.

Because no one wants to see their hard work on someone else’s website without their permission.

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No one should have to stand for content theft. Whether you write on your personal blog, on Medium, or both, your words are your own, and seeing your posts copied word for word and posted on a website can make you feel violated. While this has never happened to me, I know it’s happened to other people, which is what inspired me to write this piece. Here, I’ll discuss the steps for preventing content theft, and the steps to take when your content is stolen.

First, let’s clarify something…

Copyright law doesn’t protect ideas. According to Section 102(b) of the Copyright Act, “In no…


A quick way to determine if you should use a photo in your story

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Some of us are always busy, even during the pandemic.

Others have too much time on their hands, especially during the winter. So what do we do? We find ways to entertain ourselves. Some people like to search for funny pictures and send them to their friends or post them on Facebook.

What can you do if you find a picture you like, but you don’t know where it came from? You can ask the person that sent it, of course, but what if they don’t know? There’s one other way you can find the picture’s source — use Google…


It’s not as hard as you think.

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I’ve heard many people complain that they’re not happy with where they are in their lives. Well, there’s a simple solution — improve yourself to improve your circumstances. How do you know where to start, though? This article will provide some steps you can use to set goals for yourself, which will help improve your circumstances.

Become aware of your strengths.

Do you like to talk to people? Do you like to write? Are you a crafty person? Spend some time thinking about yourself, the things you’ve been through, and the outcome of those different things.

How to do this: Take some time to think…


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If you’re a writer and have been looking for a tool that allows you to create mind maps as well as grids to organize different projects and/or clients, there is. You can use Cardsmith to create mind maps and grids that you can use to organize your writing projects and research. But what is Cardsmith and how can you use it as a writer? I’m going to explain in this post.

What is Cardsmith?

Cardsmith (www.cardsmith.co) is a website where users can create different boards. It’s similar to Trello or Asana, but not with as many plug-ins. …


Being alone isn’t the same as being lonely.

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Being alone can be horrible for some. If you’ve just lost someone you love, and the two of you spent a lot of time together, you may feel incredibly lonely. But it’s entirely possible to adjust to being alone.

In this article, we’ll discuss the difference between being alone and being lonely, and how someone who’s lonely can adjust to being alone.

There’s some overlap between these two concepts; someone who just lost their partner is alone, and they’re probably also lonely. However, others love solitude. That doesn’t mean they’re antisocial or they have no friends, or can’t be loved…


It’s nice to know your total word count, but it’s also nice to know how much you’ve written in a day.

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You know you can find the word count for an entire document you’ve written in any text editor just by going to the appropriate menu or looking at the appropriate place. For example in Google Docs, you go to “Tools” and “Word Count” to find the total word count for the document. But you can also find the word count for part of a story in most text editors. In this article, I’ll explain how to find a partial word count in Google Docs, Microsoft Word, and Medium.

Why would I only want to see part of my word count?

If you’re working on a long project that takes a few days…

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