In: DialogueWant to improve your dialogue skills? This article looks at the mistakes writers commonly make.
In: GrammarDo You feel Compelled to Capitalize every other Word? If so, you are an OverCapitalizer. There is help—read on...
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In: StructureYoung writers shouldn't be afraid to challenge the conventions of storytelling if they have a plot-driven reason for doing so.
In: DialogueQuotations marks, italics, em dashes, or none of the above: these are a few different ways to punctuate dialogue in your prose.
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In: RewritingStruggling to make effective cuts? This article walks you through four strategies for trimming, tightening, and focusing your work.
In: PhrasesDo you ever feel like you are reading the same things over and over again? Well, you are. Here are five familiar literary allusions explained.
In: GrammarWe hit it out of the park last October by giving you ten words you were probably using wrong. Well, here are ten more.
In: VoiceDamaged, deformed, and dysfunctional characters—we still have compassion for them. This is the grotesque.
In: CharacterLooking to develop a character? Here are eight ways you can create a fleshier concept for who your character is and what drives them.
In: StructureFlash fiction can help writers answer vital questions: How can you identify which words to cut? How can you use subtlety to increase the power of your prose? And what's at the heart of a story?