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  • Over 150 expository topic ideas. Includes inspiration for Concept, Definition, Cause/ Effect, How-to, and other essay types.

    150 Topics for Essays That Explain

    150 Topics for Essays That Explain

    by Virginia Kearney11

  • Learn how to identify, interpret, and write about a symbol in a work of literature. Ace your English class! Suitable for high school English or college-level literature.

    How to Write a Symbolism Essay

    How to Write a Symbolism Essay

    by Nadia Archuleta1

  • The first article that will be the begining of a series focused on writing, specifically for stories for a novel. This artcle is focusing on how to keep your characters organized.

    For Writers: Keeping Characters Organized

    For Writers: Keeping Characters Organized

    by Tara Cochran0

  • A lifelong desire to write a novel has been a goal for many people. The following are tips on how to write that novel within 30 days.

    How to Write a Novel in 30 Days

    How to Write a Novel in 30 Days

    by Robert T Gasperson39

  • Although the Toy Story films' target audience is children, the films themselves are actually about adult professionals dealing with adult problems.

    The Real Meaning of Toy Story

    The Real Meaning of Toy Story

    by Adam Kullman0

  • His name was Howard Philips Lovecraft, but to the world, he emerged as the dream-ridden soul, the one who spoke of the terrifying shadow in the corner, H.P. Lovecraft, gifted with the subtle words that, even today, shake the foundations of the...

    The Top 10 Stories of H.P. Lovecraft

    The Top 10 Stories of H.P. Lovecraft

    by BlakeCzirr38

  • This is a comprehensive lesson on what a sentence is and the various types of sentences that we have in the English language.

    Types of Sentences

    Types of Sentences

    by myvenn0

  • What's the secret behind writing crisp, clear, concise sentences? It's a lot easier than you think if you approach it in the right way.

    How to Write a Sentence Correctly

    How to Write a Sentence Correctly

    by JohnMello19

  • Charlie visits the wreck of an old city bus and relives its horrific last run. The memories are enough to drive a man mad.

    City Bus 352:  Flash Fiction by cam

    City Bus 352: Flash Fiction by cam

    by Chris Mills15

  • Dave's life may end at any moment by a bullet from the gun of an angry, former coworker. Dave thinks of his wife, his daughter and is determined to live. Many have already died. Who will be next?

    Flash Fiction: "Jacomo," Read on Video by the Author

    Flash Fiction: "Jacomo," Read on Video by the Author

    by Chris Mills27

  • Writing about your character's body language is essential to an engaging story. But, here are some things you shouldn't do as you write about body language.

    How Not to Write Body Language

    How Not to Write Body Language

    by Nicole Grizzle14

  • Are you wondering how you can wow your instructor with your research paper? It is not impossible. With some hard work, caution, and communication, anyone can create a research paper that will impress an instructor. Do Not Procrastinate One of...

    Tips for an Amazing Historical Research Paper

    Tips for an Amazing Historical Research Paper

    by Rebecca Graf0

  • When your professor requests that you write your paper according to APA style (the official style of the American Psychological Association), you will need to follow several formatting rules that will make your paper more coherent and easier to read. Use this helpful checklist with visual examples to help you format a new paper in APA style!

    Essay Basics: Format a Paper in APA Style

    Essay Basics: Format a Paper in APA Style

    by Brian Scott0

  • In APA style a References page is a separate page at the end of your paper that includes all of the sources that you've cited throughout your paper. It includes all of the essential information to guide the reader back to a specific source to find additional information. Follow my advice and visual examples to help you create a correct References page.

    Essay Basics: Format a References Page in APA Style

    Essay Basics: Format a References Page in APA Style

    by Brian Scott2

  • Like to write satire? Want to write on a fun essay topic? Try these 100+ humorous topic ideas. Article includes tips for amping up the humor in your writing and links to sample essays.

    Funny Argumentative Essay Topic Ideas

    Funny Argumentative Essay Topic Ideas

    by Virginia Kearney9

  • In this article we answer the question "what is the grammatical function of a pronoun?" And we also take a detailed look at all the grammatical functions of pronouns.

    Grammatical Functions of Pronouns

    Grammatical Functions of Pronouns

    by myvenn10

  • Fans of fictional franchises sometimes like to put their literature skills to work and make stories about their favorite media called "fanfiction." But how do you write a good fanfiction? Here's how.

    How to Write the Best Fanfic

    How to Write the Best Fanfic

    by Castiel Ameile1

  • I discovered that no one else seemed to use some of the words our family used. Thinking that they must be related to my ancestors I wondered if this might happen to other people, too.

    Are They Cornish Words?

    Are They Cornish Words?

    by Bronwen Scott-Branagan26

  • Donald was wealthy, handsome and, if the ring on his left hand meant anything, not available. The sexy redhead seated on the bar stool next to him seemed to consider the last point irrelevant.

    A Working Vacation

    A Working Vacation

    by Chris Mills27

  • Loneliness is one of the most pervasive plagues of the human condition. Yet, it is often one of the most difficult subjects for society as a whole to address. These stories focus upon sources of isolation

    Short Stories about Loneliness and Isolation

    Short Stories about Loneliness and Isolation

    by Colleen Swan23

  • Exploring the intrigue of AIs, or "thinking machines". How far are we from creating a computer with a human-like mind? How accurate are AIs depicted in fiction?

    Artificial Intelligence: What Is AI?

    Artificial Intelligence: What Is AI?

    by Rachael Lefler2

  • So you want to include a non-binary trans* character in your writing - that's great! Get some tips for writing them here so you can present an interesting, well-rounded and accurate character.

    Writing Non-Binary Characters - A Primer

    Writing Non-Binary Characters - A Primer

    by Cecil Wilde9

  • This is a list of fabulous topic ideas for a persuasive paper about a scientific topic. Includes lots of research links to help you get started.

    150 Science Essay Topic Ideas

    150 Science Essay Topic Ideas

    by Virginia Kearney21

  • The following is part of a chapter from an uncompleted novel I begain about 15 years ago. It chronicles the life of young man trying to come to terms with the death of his first true love.

    The Amazing Amnesia Drink

    The Amazing Amnesia Drink

    by Larry Rankin24

  • Write your paper fast with these easy topic ideas. No research needed. Just write what you already know.

    List of Easy Essay Topic Ideas

    List of Easy Essay Topic Ideas

    by Virginia Kearney8

  • Need help with a College English Syllabus? See this sample for ideas you can copy. Includes Syllabus quiz.

    College English Syllabus Sample

    College English Syllabus Sample

    by Virginia Kearney14

  • This article explores how to start writing a short story. Specifically, initial components involved such as Character Development and The Situation are explained and explored.

    Starting a Short Story

    Starting a Short Story

    by Ricki-Lee Keeley1

  • Need help writing a critical analysis essay? See these great topic ideas, writing tips and research links for all the help you'll need.

    50 Critical Analysis Paper Topics

    50 Critical Analysis Paper Topics

    by Virginia Kearney4

  • Need help on your reflective paper? Here, you'll find over 100 essay topics and help in writing your essay fast.

    100 Reflective Essay Topic Ideas

    100 Reflective Essay Topic Ideas

    by Virginia Kearney8

  • The English language is full of words that sound alike but are written differently, or are spelled alike but pronounced differently, and which make you look silly when you mix them up. This article discusses why we shouldn't try to peak someone's interest, wet someone's appetite, say "Here comes the Calvary," drink expresso, or use affect as a noun outside of clinical psychology.

    You’re Saying it Wrong:  Five Commonly Misspoken (and Misspelled) Words and Phrases

    You’re Saying it Wrong: Five Commonly Misspoken (and Misspelled) Words and Phrases

    by Jeff Berndt20

  • The Final episode. They got Chambers out, but Joey and Sandy are still behind enemy lines and running for their lives, can the team get to them in time?

    Sting of the Scorpion part 18 'Finale'

    Sting of the Scorpion part 18 'Finale'

    by Lawrence Hebb13

  • Before you can choose a topic and begin writing your essay, you should understand what an argumentative essay is. An argumentative essay is a biased form of writing, because it is typically written with the intent to get readers to agree with the...

    Argumentative Essay Topic Ideas and Writing Prompts

    Argumentative Essay Topic Ideas and Writing Prompts

    by Amber5220

  • Listverse is a writing site that is gaining popularity for its unique and fascinating content. It pays $100 per article.

    How to Earn Money on LISTVERSE

    How to Earn Money on LISTVERSE

    by Prachi Sharma1

  • I have chosen to create a blog to communicate the racial issues demonstrated in the literary work ‘’Master Harold and the boys’’ by Athol Fugard, a short play set during the apartheid era (a system of racial segregation that was practiced In...

    "Master Harold and the Boys": A Racial Awareness Play

    "Master Harold and the Boys": A Racial Awareness Play

    by Meggie Mufowo0

  • Joey Orsino works for one of the New York City crime families. He gets busted dumping a body into the harbor, and the cops make him a potentially deadly offer....Joey's boss for Joey's freedom.

    Ain't Never Comin' Back:  Flash Fiction by cam

    Ain't Never Comin' Back: Flash Fiction by cam

    by Chris Mills24

  • All those folks who have cultivated gratefulness as an attitude may not realize how such an emotional habit may not exactly be good for their mental health.

    To Whom We Owe and Don't Owe Our Gratitude

    To Whom We Owe and Don't Owe Our Gratitude

    by Vladimir Karas12

  • Find good sites for reading fanfiction and for publishing your own stories. General, Harry Potter, Twilight, anime, and other categories.

    Fanfiction Site List

    Fanfiction Site List

    by carny265

  • Five years after being abducted from Earth and taken to Orbis, Christy has accepted the place and people, but Mark still longs for home. Mark discovers a way to escape, but can he go without her?

    The Long Way Home:  SciFi Flash Fiction by cam

    The Long Way Home: SciFi Flash Fiction by cam

    by Chris Mills23

  • A comprehensive guide to American Psychological Association writing style; otherwise known as APA formatting. Including examples, checklists, links to citation generators, and APA templates.

    Overview of APA Format

    Overview of APA Format

    by Rfordin3

  • I’ve talked until I’m weary of talking. Nobody listens. Nobody does anything. So I will. It’s taken planning and guts, and today I’ve brought my weapon with me to school. I intend to use it.

    The Weapon

    The Weapon

    by Chris Mills18

  • Next time you have writer's block, browse through these writing prompts. Featuring 70 first lines, character prompts, and pictures to inspire you. Use or transform them, they're all yours.

    70 Creative Writing Prompts

    70 Creative Writing Prompts

    by BessieBooks16

  • Bosley was simply too thorough as an international bank accountant. He found a loose end, tied it up and wham, he's sitting on a log beside a campfire looking over his shoulder.

    No Reply:  Flash Fiction by cam

    No Reply: Flash Fiction by cam

    by Chris Mills15

  • Everything you need to choose a great topic and get started on your argumentative paper. Topic ideas, tips for choosing, and steps in writing included.

    100 Academic Persuasive Research Topics

    100 Academic Persuasive Research Topics

    by Virginia Kearney3

  • Get help writing your Reading Response essay. See this sample paper and tips for how to write your essay.

    Sample Reading Response Paper

    Sample Reading Response Paper

    by Virginia Kearney4

  • A tale of two small children and a house with a dark history. Losely based on a True story.

    Witches in the Walls

    Witches in the Walls

    by jimmar0

  • Today the World Economy Collapsed...this is Jack Shorebird reporting from somewhere south, in the former United States… (Short Story)

    The Great Collapse

    The Great Collapse

    by Jack Shorebird9

  • In writing a summary of a speech, you will briefly summarize the main points of the introduction, body, and conclusion. The following summary is for a definition speech defining self-publication.

    How to Write a Speech Summary

    How to Write a Speech Summary

    by Nancy McLendon Scott1

  • Need an evaluation essay topic? List of 100 topic ideas, plus links and sample essays. Many resources for how to write your paper.

    100 Evaluation Essay Topic Ideas

    100 Evaluation Essay Topic Ideas

    by Virginia Kearney5

  • What are the minimum and maximum word limits for different types of stories? What are the word limits by genre and how can writers stay within those limits? Find out here with this easy list.

    Word Counts by Fiction Genre and Type with Examples

    Word Counts by Fiction Genre and Type with Examples

    by Kenna Jackson0

  • The Hon. Louise Bennett-Coverley is a hero to poets, storytellers, entertainers, and Jamaicans at home and abroad. Her works were witty and informational. They are historical pieces that changed the way people all over the world views the Jamaican Patios.

    "Tenk Yuh Miss Lou"- The Life and Works of Louise Bennett-Coverley

    "Tenk Yuh Miss Lou"- The Life and Works of Louise Bennett-Coverley

    by Loi-Renee17

  • Top 10 Most Annoying Cliches - From meaningless contradictions to condescending insults, cliches can be unbearably irritating.

    Top 10 Most Annoying Cliches

    Top 10 Most Annoying Cliches

    by Thomas Swan42

  • Learn more about the types of nouns in English grammar. Increase your understanding with instructional videos and interactive quizzes on nouns.

    English Grammar: Types of Nouns

    English Grammar: Types of Nouns

    by L Sarhan3

  • Claude seems like a potentially average man until, that is, you learn about the origins of his unicorn tattoo. Read on for more details...

    A Man Named Claude: A Short Story

    A Man Named Claude: A Short Story

    by Julie K Henderson0

  • This article gives some tips and tricks for how to write a paper, especially a thesis-driven paper. It offers tips for choosing a thesis, research, and citation.

    How to Write an A+ Thesis-Driven Paper

    How to Write an A+ Thesis-Driven Paper

    by K. Nichole0

  • The end or the beginning, the view point of the destroyer, the creator, or the savior. Just a collection of bizxare thoughts from the mind of a loner strung together in a story.

    Seeds of Destruction

    Seeds of Destruction

    by jimmar3

  • Ivy wakes up with a terrible sense of impending doom. The day is full of conflict, except for a session with Dr. Wong. The impending doom is fulfilled when Cloe falls apart.

    Blackbird Has Spoken: Part 6

    Blackbird Has Spoken: Part 6

    by Lori Colbo9

  • Use these tips and tools for perfecting your editing and polishing your work. Learn how to proofread so your writing shines.

    How to Proofread Like a Pro

    How to Proofread Like a Pro

    by Melanie Palen4

  • At some point in your life ... you did know the difference. ThePioneerWoman.com Let me begin this hub by stating a fact ... I am not an english major or an expert on the language. Let me also state another fact ... you don't have to be an expert to...

    You're VS. Your : Same Sound.  Different Meaning

    You're VS. Your : Same Sound. Different Meaning

    by Fortadam5

  • An old woman pushes a shopping cart around the city and rescues the lost and discarded. She adopts them as her own and gives them a second chance at life.

    Oh, My Babies:  Flash Fiction by cam

    Oh, My Babies: Flash Fiction by cam

    by Chris Mills22

  • A winning scholarship essay can be worth thousands of dollars. Make your essay the strongest it can be so you win a scholarship. Read the key elements and samples of winning scholarship essays.

    The Art of the Scholarship Essay

    The Art of the Scholarship Essay

    by Nadia Archuleta4

  • This article provides a framework for how to write essay introductions that are clear, strong and engaging, providing practical tools that go beyond basic “how-to” concepts to take a serious look at what readers really want from an essay. The ideas are applicable to the essays of middle school and high school writing all the way up through writing in college and graduate school.

    How to Write the Introduction of an Essay

    How to Write the Introduction of an Essay

    by wayseeker19

  • FFN and AO3 are the two biggest fan fiction archives on the internet today. Which one do you prefer? Let's take a closer look at the pros and cons of each.

    FanFiction.Net vs. Archive of Our Own

    FanFiction.Net vs. Archive of Our Own

    by Nicole Pellegrini49

  • Villains are just the best characters to write. Your baddie needs to be just as good as your goodie... or something like that. Find out how to write a believable baddie.

    How to Write a Believable Baddie

    How to Write a Believable Baddie

    by Bev G0

  • English teacher and author J. J. Murray examines, defines, deciphers, and illuminates 100 English words and phrases that have plagued writers for centuries—a must-read and ready reference for writers (and students) of all ages.

    Rules of Usage for 100 English Words and Phrases

    Rules of Usage for 100 English Words and Phrases

    by JJ Murray20

  • Knowing how to use hyphens can be a challenge and often requires a little extra thought, even for the seasoned writer. Check yourself writing you wreck your writing with this hyphen-centric article.

    How (and When) to Use a Hyphen

    How (and When) to Use a Hyphen

    by Sarah0

  • Character death is an emotional experience for both your character and your reader. With a few tips, you can write a death scene that will stay with your readers for life.

    How to Kill a Character

    How to Kill a Character

    by Nicole Grizzle10

  • Can 'Watching paint dry ever be exciting? I don't know, but I couldn't resist the story.

    'Watching Paint Dry'

    'Watching Paint Dry'

    by Lawrence Hebb31

  • Easy explanation of response essay and an example Reading Response paper. Gives Response Essay outline and format too.

    Response Essay Example

    Response Essay Example

    by Virginia Kearney14

  • Bullet journals have become a major craze. Just search for them on Pinterest or Instagram. Read the things I've discovered about getting it right for yourself.

    Bullet Journals - What You Need To Know

    Bullet Journals - What You Need To Know

    by Laura Jacques0

  • Psychologists have identified 6 basic, nearly universal, human emotions. How can you use these for more effective writing?

    Use the 6 Basic Emotions in Writing

    Use the 6 Basic Emotions in Writing

    by Rachael Lefler6

  • A pun is a play on words designed to tickle and tease. But what's a paranomasia, and why should you care? Find out by reading the whole article.

    How Puns Work as a Play on Words

    How Puns Work as a Play on Words

    by JohnMello9

  • Let's review the basic key elements of fiction writing. You might think you have a handle on them, but some people need a refresher.

    Basic Key Elements of Fiction Writing

    Basic Key Elements of Fiction Writing

    by Rebecca Graf0

  • Having trouble with description? Here's a few helpful questions to get you get started with describing a fantasy city.

    How to Describe a Fantasy City

    How to Describe a Fantasy City

    by M. T. Dremer21

  • Good writing is at an all time low. As a result of the lack of teaching in schools, most people can no longer write a grammatical sentence. Here's why it matters.

    Why Grammar Matters

    Why Grammar Matters

    by Tessa Schlesinger2

  • Writing a fantasy novel and feel the itch to map your world? In this guide I outline important considerations for developing a fantasy map, as well some methods you can use to make yours a reality.

    How to Create a Map for Your Fantasy World

    How to Create a Map for Your Fantasy World

    by M. T. Dremer20

  • For those of you who don't know me, my name is Megan Rose Gedris. For the past 7 years, my primary activity has been writing and drawing comics with LGBT themes. I also do a lot of prose (short stories and novels) that feature LGBT people, and I've...

    Writing Gay Characters

    Writing Gay Characters

    by rosalarian131

  • A simple explanation of the difference between the two often-misused words "percent" and "percentage" and when you should and shouldn't use them.

    Word Use: Percent vs. Percentage

    Word Use: Percent vs. Percentage

    by Laura Schneider9

  • Sometimes you need to step back, sturdy yourself and gather the courage to remain sane. In any case, you might be suffering from Crypto-Gambling. (Creative Nonsense)

    I, Cryptocurrency

    I, Cryptocurrency

    by Jack Shorebird6

  • Need help writing a Visual Analysis Essay? See my tips and writing instructions with sample essays for help analyzing ads, art, photographs and other images.

    How to Write a Visual Analysis Paper

    How to Write a Visual Analysis Paper

    by Virginia Kearney16

  • Want help making a visual essay? See my step by step instructions with video help and sample essays.

    How to Make a Visual Essay

    How to Make a Visual Essay

    by Virginia Kearney7

  • Writing is hard work. But that doesn't mean it can't also be fun. If you need tips on how to become a good writer. check out these fun writing tasks that will remind you of the joy of writing.

    Fun Ways to Become a Good Writer

    Fun Ways to Become a Good Writer

    by Sadie Holloway1

  • Persuasive writing is an important skill for students to learn, but you need age appropriate things for kids to write about. Here are a few prompts that are good for third graders.

    10 Persuasive Writing Prompts for 3rd Graders

    10 Persuasive Writing Prompts for 3rd Graders

    by Brian Rock0

  • A short story. All italicized song lyrics are from the band Cocorosie.

    The Organ Donor

    The Organ Donor

    by V Ron Dorn0

  • A brief examination of the correct grammatical use and origins of the phrase "bad rap." The purpose being to provide research based confirmation of its standard use and to show the grammatical basis for considering the phrase "bad wrap" to be incorrect.

    Is it

    Is it "Bad Rap" or "Bad Wrap?"

    by Shadesbreath114

  • Writing and editing require knowledge of correct spelling and word use, in order to be truly effective. If you don't know the difference between peek, peak, and pique, you may lead your readers down a wrong path.

    Choose the Right Word: Peek, Peak, or Pique

    Choose the Right Word: Peek, Peak, or Pique

    by Aficionada5

  • The incorrect usage of the ellipsis drives your reader away. It's irritating and frustrating to those who understand the purpose of ellipses. Best not to use it if you wish to retain your credibility.

    Ellipsis: Meaning, Correct Use, and Losing Your Readers

    Ellipsis: Meaning, Correct Use, and Losing Your Readers

    by Tessa Schlesinger2

  • Two men battle to the top of a mountain on a quest for domination. Through blood, sweat, and tears they come to a mutual realization about man's relation to man. Word count-480

    Victors and Lesser Men:  Free Write by cam

    Victors and Lesser Men: Free Write by cam

    by Chris Mills17

  • The English language isn't always the easiest. In fact, there are some troublesome words that tend to haunt many people especially writers. Here are 34 that are commonly confused.

    34 Words Authors Get Confused

    34 Words Authors Get Confused

    by Rebecca Graf11

  • Since the advent of film, there have been over 20 film and TV adaptations of Charlotte Bronte's classic Jane Eyre. Here is an examination of Jane Eyre's film history and other adaptations on the stage and other media.

    Comprehensive Guide to Jane Eyre Adaptations

    Comprehensive Guide to Jane Eyre Adaptations

    by Brittany Rowland28

  • Are you having trouble writing an essay in 3.5 format? Discover how to write this form of essay, along with samples, essay writing tips. and online resources.

    How to Write in the Format of a 3.5 Essay

    How to Write in the Format of a 3.5 Essay

    by Jessica Marello10

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