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Create Power Paragraphs For Stronger Storytelling

Create Power Paragraphs For Stronger Storytelling

When we look beyond story, we see structure. We can break a short story or novel down to scenes or chapters. Each is made up of words, sentences and paragraphs, held together by punctuation. Together, these create a wonderful narrative river, an unbroken stream of text…

Why Writing A Novel Isn’t Like Writing Poetry

Substance Before Style One of my most indulgent ways to spend a Sunday afternoon is reading poetry. Poetry is beautiful. But, a novel isn’t just about pretty words. Or, rather it isn’t only about pretty words. I’ll be the first to admit that I love…

9 Literary Terms You Need To Know

We need to know the basics of literature when we read and write. Literature includes fiction, memoir, drama, and poetry. We use certain terms to describe the structure of literary works. We have to know these terms if we are studying literary works or writing…

6 Basics To Include In Your Style Guide

I have explained what a style guide is and why it will change your organisation for the better. In today's post, I am including the essentials you should include in your style guide. 6 Basics To Include In Your Style Guide 1. Language Rules you…

28 Dos And Don’ts: A Must-Have Checklist To Improve Your Writing

This checklist will help you improve your writing skills. If you follow these guidelines, you will dramatically improve your readability statistics and your ability to communicate your message. This will help you in business writing, creative writing, and in blogging. You will write more accessible…
The 7 Critical Elements Of A Great Book

The 7 Critical Elements Of A Great Book

What are the elements of a great book? I used to do manuscript appraisals when I taught creative writing full time. I would never have been able to do it without teaching, though, because teaching taught me how to become a critical reader. I learnt…
What Is A Style Guide And Why Do I Need One?

What Is A Style Guide And Why Do I Need One?

What is a style guide?  A style guide is a document that is created by editors, managers, or producers to define how they want writers to write. It prescribes how employees should use grammar, tone, punctuation, spelling, and formatting. All of these define your company's…
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