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  • 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

  • Author and longtime English teacher J. J. Murray defines irony, describes the seven main types, and gives literary and modern life examples.

    Irony: Definition, Types, and Examples

    Irony: Definition, Types, and Examples

    by JJ Murray0

  • I've been in the business of writing for a paycheck for a little over five years now, right before I entered college. In that time, I've learned what works and what doesn't. The most basic tools of the trade are the ones I keep coming back to, and...

    The 5 Most Useful Tools for Online Writers

    The 5 Most Useful Tools for Online Writers

    by Josephine4

  • To write a worthwhile review, it is not enough to think back on movies you've recently seen. Try to watch the movie you've chosen in the theatre or on a large screen, and be sure to take notes as you watch. If you are bent on professionalism, it is...

    Do it Right! The Basics of Film Review

    Do it Right! The Basics of Film Review

    by LaurelB4

  • Writing a review of an online service or website is different from writing a product review. Through experience writing website reviews, I've discovered some things that help.

    How to Write a Review of a Website

    How to Write a Review of a Website

    by Jimmie Lanley13

  • Through the use of numerous constraints on the writing process, this group of French writers utilize the method of Oulipo to determine what literature might be, as opposed to what it is.

    Try Oulipo and Never Have Writer’s Block Again

    Try Oulipo and Never Have Writer’s Block Again

    by Natalie Frank3

  • How do we look back on things in our life that stand out. The way we treated people who are no longer with us? Is is with regret or can we truly say we did the best we knew how?

    Aunt Bessie and Cousin Eugene - Kindred Spirits

    Aunt Bessie and Cousin Eugene - Kindred Spirits

    by Jackie Lynnley34

  • Whether or not one loves or hates the writing of Ernest Hemingway is never much of a consideration regarding his stature, as his stature as one of the finest of America's writers is cemented in history. The life of Earnest Hemingway was complex, and full of danger, intrigue, and adventure, just like his writing, the man was totally unique.

    Ernest Hemingway - An American Literary Giant

    Ernest Hemingway - An American Literary Giant

    by Wesman Todd Shaw19

  • 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

  • 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

  • Editing is the process of evaluating and changing a work of art or writing to make it acceptable for its intended message and audience. But can editing go too far?

    What is Editing?

    What is Editing?

    by Heidi Thorne10

  • Successful writers have come from all walks of life. Some writers such as Mark Twain, never attended college, while others, including Jack Kerouac and Jack London, dropped out of their academic studies for a variety of reasons.

    Famous Writers Who Dropped Out of College

    Famous Writers Who Dropped Out of College

    by Harry Nielsen7

  • According to American poetaster, Robert Bly, American readers "can't tell when a man is counterfeiting and when he isn't." What might this view of one's audience imply for one's artistic integrity?

    Robert Bly Redefines the Image:  Imagism vs Picturism

    Robert Bly Redefines the Image: Imagism vs Picturism

    by Linda Sue Grimes0

  • Freelancing in all sectors is gaining popularity. This means the vultures are flocking to the market and saturating it with false promises and bogus information. So, where to go and how to start?

    5 Myths About Freelance Writing

    5 Myths About Freelance Writing

    by Russell William Fry6

  • Mystery genre has had a long history that has worked well in novels, novellas and short stories. Mystery flash fiction takes discipline to fit all the elements into the confines of 1,000 words.

    Five Steps for Editing Mystery Flash Fiction Stories

    Five Steps for Editing Mystery Flash Fiction Stories

    by Chris Mills15

  • Want to know how to have a best seller book? There's legit, and not so legit, ways to get one. Best selling book shenanigans are called out her. Also learn why best selling status may not matter.

    How to Have a Best Seller Book ... For Real!

    How to Have a Best Seller Book ... For Real!

    by Heidi Thorne14

  • 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

  • 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

  • Learn how to simplify your print and online content using plain English so that your communications are clear and easy to understand for a wide audience.

    A Guide to Using Plain English

    A Guide to Using Plain English

    by Sally Hayes20

  • 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

  • Step by step directions on how to construct an interactive story with multiple endings. Video examples and my own chapter flow chart included. Pick A Path books are not just for children anymore!

    How to Write a Pick a Path Story

    How to Write a Pick a Path Story

    by awordlover10

  • 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 Ameile0

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 Felicia Powell Smith1

  • Two men, war pals and fishing buddies, have a relationship cemented by one heroic act. Can the favor be returned when the enemy is unknown, hidden and very, very hungry? Word Count 1741

    Hungry Jack:  A Horror Short Story by cam

    Hungry Jack: A Horror Short Story by cam

    by Chris Mills37

  • 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

  • Everyone reads Regency era novels for the sex and violence, but the slang isn't so bad either! Let's bring back some of the classics, eh wot?

    Regency Era Slang - Eh Wot?

    Regency Era Slang - Eh Wot?

    by Simone Haruko Smith35

  • As writers, we love to hear what goes on in the mind of other writers, especially "successful" ones, for lack of a better term. Here is a sampling of writers of fame, infamy, and obscurity.

    Quotes By Writers on Writing Fiction

    Quotes By Writers on Writing Fiction

    by Lori Colbo15

  • 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 Shebel4

  • 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

  • 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

  • This article discusses ways to deal with lack of motivation to prevent loss of self confidence in your writing ability and your potential for becoming a successful freelance or creative writer.

    Overcome Writer's Block Caused by Lack of Motivation

    Overcome Writer's Block Caused by Lack of Motivation

    by Natalie Frank4

  • In addition to the body text, there are several parts of a book which can be included to provide readers with background information or helpful resources. Required and optional parts are explained.

    Parts of a Book Explained

    Parts of a Book Explained

    by Heidi Thorne2

  • If you're not able to hire a professional proofreader—and you plan to enlist friends and family for free help—here are tips for using amateur proofreaders for your self published book.

    Proofreading Tips: Using Amateur Proofreaders

    Proofreading Tips: Using Amateur Proofreaders

    by Heidi Thorne8

  • An overview of the word passion including the etymological history of the word and how it has changed over time.

    The Etymology of Passion

    The Etymology of Passion

    by Admiral Murrah3

  • Some self published authors are getting creative in finding ways to make money from writing, including crowdfunding a book project. Is it legit or a scam? Find out here.

    Crowdfunding a Book Project

    Crowdfunding a Book Project

    by Heidi Thorne20

  • Stephen King, a master of horror, and one of my favorite entertainers. A look at the life and work of the great horror master, Stephen King.

    My Favorite Writer:  Stephen King

    My Favorite Writer: Stephen King

    by Anna Marie Bowman29

  • The most common form of poetry is the lyric poem. While narrative poetry, including epics, convey a story, the lyric dramatizes an emotional effusion.

    Lyric Poetry: A Brief Introduction

    Lyric Poetry: A Brief Introduction

    by Linda Sue Grimes0

  • Now that self publishing is available to almost everyone, many feel inspired to write and publish their memoirs. But is it a good idea? Explore the reasons you should (or shouldn't!) write a memoir.

    Should You Write a Memoir?

    Should You Write a Memoir?

    by Heidi Thorne12

  • An article that offers some helpful tips on how to constructively, but gently, critique what some might consider to be "bad" writing.

    How to Critique "Bad" Writing

    How to Critique "Bad" Writing

    by C Levrow0

  • 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

  • Edward Taylor immigrated to the United States of America on April 26, 1668, from England. Thomas H. Johnson discovered Taylor's poetry manuscripts at the Yale University library in 1939.

    The Reverend Edward Taylor:  Physician, Pastor, Poet

    The Reverend Edward Taylor: Physician, Pastor, Poet

    by Linda Sue Grimes0

  • As a former musician, I apply songwriting techniques to content writing. Improve the flow of your content by writing in a way that is music to the ears of your readers.

    Write Like a Musician for Content That Flows

    Write Like a Musician for Content That Flows

    by Marlene Bertrand104

  • Step by Step explanation of how to do an Annotated Bibliography (Survey and Annotation of Sources). Includes how to teach this using Perspectives on Argument by Nancy Wood.

    How to Write an Annotated Bibliography

    How to Write an Annotated Bibliography

    by Virginia Kearney4

  • The English language is a fertile place for those who play with words; William Shakespeare, Lewis Carroll, and even Marshall McLuhan found puns irresistible.

    The Ancient Humour of Puns

    The Ancient Humour of Puns

    by Rupert Taylor1

  • If you have a blog or you write for a community newspaper it should be easy to write about interesting things, but what about when you have run out of ideas? Where can you find inspiration?

    How to Find New Ideas for Articles and Stories

    How to Find New Ideas for Articles and Stories

    by Beth Eaglescliffe1

  • F. Scott Fitzgerald with only daughter, "Scottie." www.google.com Born to the most famous and celebrated couple of the 20th century, during the Jazz Age, an era that her father named himself, Frances Scott Fitzgerald was born in 1921 in St. Paul,...

    Frances Scott "Scottie" Fitzgerald  1921-1986

    Frances Scott "Scottie" Fitzgerald 1921-1986

    by Suzette Walker13

  • 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

  • Here are 36 blog post ideas, customizable to any niche, that will get your creative juices flowing and provide winning content your readers will love and share.

    36 Blog Writing Prompts for any Niche

    36 Blog Writing Prompts for any Niche

    by Christin Sander6

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • A list of comma rules with examples and explanations.

    10 Comma Rules

    10 Comma Rules

    by Kenna Jackson0

  • This article provides an alternative way of looking at poetry designed around the way poets think when they are writing it. It provides tools and perspectives that remove the pressure of needing to “understand it” and replaces this with a sense of adventure and creative exploration.

    How to Read Poetry and Analyze a Poem

    How to Read Poetry and Analyze a Poem

    by wayseeker23

  • Even if the written content is stellar, poor presentation and packaging can turn any self published book or eBook into trash. Find out what makes a book or eBook look unprofessionally self published.

    How NOT to Make Your Book Look Self Published

    How NOT to Make Your Book Look Self Published

    by Heidi Thorne20

  • Mrs. Twitches explains the rules for using WHICH and THAT. You might find yourself scratching your head at her rhymes and uncommon explanations for which and that and their respective clauses. But, you'll also find out if she gets hitched with Mr. Glitches.

    Which Or That: Grammar Errors

    Which Or That: Grammar Errors

    by Cynthia Sageleaf241

  • Hiring editors and proofreaders is expensive, and justly so. But what if you don’t have the bucks to hire them? How can you best review and improve your manuscript without them, even if self editing?

    How to Self Edit Your Book (Even Though You Shouldn't)

    How to Self Edit Your Book (Even Though You Shouldn't)

    by Heidi Thorne24

  • Everyone has their own way of writing their stories out. If you interviewed a dozen bestselling authors, they’d all have their own unique ways. No two write exactly the same. That tells you that there is no one formula, but their ways can be...

    Create a Mental Movie of Your Novel

    Create a Mental Movie of Your Novel

    by Rebecca Graf0

  • 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

  • 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

  • Why is literature important? Reading has many benefits, including improving your own writing. However, studying literature is a little more than just reading it. Find out more here.

    Writing Benefits of Reading Canon Literature

    Writing Benefits of Reading Canon Literature

    by LisaKoski6

  • 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

  • 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

  • A few years back, an amateur writer told me that writers did not have to read. I begged to differ. Here's why good writers read, and why all writers should read extensively from a young age.

    Why Good Writers Read

    Why Good Writers Read

    by Tessa Schlesinger16

  • Simple similes - a comparison of two things that have something in common but are really very different. Similes are a form of figurative language and are used to evoke sensory details and imagery.

    Simile Examples and Video: Keeping Similes Simple

    Simile Examples and Video: Keeping Similes Simple

    by Marisa Hammond Olivares15

  • There are three common writing errors. Often when we write, we become very redundant and write very superfluous words and sentences. Here is how to watch out for them.

    Common Errors In Writing

    Common Errors In Writing

    by Angela Michelle Schultz24

  • Self publishing a workbook or guided journal can provide benefits for both authors and readers. Challenges for printing these specialty publications are discussed.

    Self Publishing a Workbook or Guided Journal

    Self Publishing a Workbook or Guided Journal

    by Heidi Thorne8

  • These ten things will improve your blog writing skills in short order. Learn how to improve your writing, fix common mistakes, and understand how blog writing differs from traditional writing.

    10 Ways to Quickly Improve Your Blog Writing Skills

    10 Ways to Quickly Improve Your Blog Writing Skills

    by Christin Sander33

  • Structuralists and Descriptivists had different approaches to the study of grammar and this can be especially seen in the work of Bloomfield and Chomsky.

    Grammar and Structural Analysis

    Grammar and Structural Analysis

    by Bronwen Scott-Branagan17

  • Advice for English majors from a graduate of California State University's Creative Writing program. How to turn your English Degree into a career.

    Advice For English Majors

    Advice For English Majors

    by Jennifer Arnett6

  • Too many authors quit early in their writing careers. Why? For several reasons. Here are 10 of them.

    10 Reasons Writers Quit

    10 Reasons Writers Quit

    by Rebecca Graf3

  • 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

  • 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

  • This article explores the arguments for and against the idea that Charles Bukowski was a misogynist. It includes an assessment of Bukowski's background, criticism of his novel, Women, and the infamous kicking incident filmed during a Barbet Schroeder interview.

    Was Charles Bukowski a Misogynist?

    Was Charles Bukowski a Misogynist?

    by Paul Goodman13

  • Here are the basics of APA style. Know how to quickly write an APA style paper.

    APA Style Quick Tips

    APA Style Quick Tips

    by L C David8

  • 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

  • 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

  • Though blogging software, such as that from WordPress.org, is usually free, that doesn't mean blogging is free! Find out the cost of a self hosted blog.

    Cost of a Self Hosted Blog

    Cost of a Self Hosted Blog

    by Heidi Thorne10

  • Onomatopoeia. Words that sound the same as their meanings. Words that imitate sounds associated with objects or actions. Words we use every day. Zip! Screech! Click! Clack! Snap Crackle Pop! Buzz! Chirp! Clang! Clap! Crackle! Hiss!

    English-Language Onomatopoeia Words: Examples and Meaning

    English-Language Onomatopoeia Words: Examples and Meaning

    by WorkAtHomeMums5

  • This article analyses Kindle Scout as a publicity tool. The program does offer contracts to some authors, but has many advantages for Amazon / Kindle and less direct benefits for the authors.

    The Kindle Scout Experience for Writers

    The Kindle Scout Experience for Writers

    by Cecelia0

  • 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

  • My first Western short story. A great big tip of the Stetson to Jason Whitman for allowing me to use his excellent photo. Jason Whitman Photography

    Roland, A Short Story

    Roland, A Short Story

    by Ronnie Sowell10

  • Louis Bromfield was one of the more interesting authors of the 20th century in my opinion, as the somewhat flamboyant man lived a fascinating life, leaving the United States to live in France, and then returning to the United States as World War II...

    Author Louis Bromfield and Malabar Farm

    Author Louis Bromfield and Malabar Farm

    by MakinBacon0

  • 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

  • You would think a quick trip to an old folks home would be easy wouldn't you? But sometimes things are not what they seem!

    Time after Time -  Flash Fiction

    Time after Time - Flash Fiction

    by Nell Rose50

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