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Poetry 101: Kinds Of Poems – Free Verse

Poetry 101: Kinds Of Poems – Free Verse

In the previous post, we discussed the sonnet, which has a specific structure and is divided into stanzas with a set number of lines, which must then have the right number of syllables, for example. So, it seems easy to say that Free Verse is…
Why Business People Need Plot and Story Too

Why Business People Need Plot And Story Too

Guest Post Can the corporate world use the tools of a fiction writer? What part can character and plot play in business communication? Storytelling in the business world When I talk about telling stories at work, I don't mean gossiping around the water cooler. While…
10 Rules For Writing Fiction

Richard Ford’s 10 Rules For Writing Fiction

Richard Ford is an American novelist and short story writer. He has written several novels, a memoir, and a number of short story collections. He was born 16 February 1944. Despite suffering from mild dyslexia, Ford became interested in books. He says that it may have aided…
Poetry 101: Kinds Of Poems - The Sonnet

Poetry 101: Kinds Of Poems – The Sonnet

In the coming months I would like to discuss various forms of poetry. There are many, many different kinds of poems. Some have very little, or seemingly no structure, like free verse poetry, and others have rigid guidelines and even syllables that have to be…
Joy Williams' 8 Essential Attributes Of The Short Story

Joy Williams’ 8 Essential Attributes Of The Short Story

Joy Williams is an American novelist, short story writer, and essayist. Her novels include The Quick and the Dead and State of Grace. She was born 11 February 1944. She explores 'the failure of life in America, from a spiritual as well as economic perspective, as a virtual certainty.…
Submit Your First Poem For 2019

Submit Your First Poem For 2019

Welcome to all the poets who have joined the 12 Poems Challenge. Here’s to #12/12. This is the first deadline of our first poetry challenge. I will accept and approve posts for Both Sides from 7 February 2019, 8:00 (Johannesburg time | GMT +2:00), until 8 February…
What's The Difference Between An Autobiography And A Memoir?

What’s The Difference Between An Autobiography And A Memoir?

What is the difference between an Autobiography and a Memoir? Both memoirs and autobiographies are based on truth and both require lots of research, but there are significant differences between the two. An Autobiography: Is usually written by a famous person. Makes use of documentary…
10 SEO Copywriting Tips For Beginners

10 SEO Copywriting Tips For Beginners

If you blog, you will want to rank highly in search engines. To do this, you need to write content that helps Google understand it in order to rank it. Using these 10 SEO copywriting tips in your blog posts will help you. What is…
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