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Why Writing Rules Stink

There comes a time when many young storytellers decide they want to be a writer when they grow up. Whether they’re the young girl that has been scribbling misspelled words on construction paper with crayons, 562 more words

Writing

What To Edit Out: How "Suddenly" Kills Suspense

Without exception, the word “suddenly” is a waste of space at the beginning of a sentence. Its very presence delays the plot turn by a crucial fraction of a second, which works against what it was intended to do in the first place. 392 more words

Writing

Adverse Adverbs

Lately I’ve been exploring the subject of what I watch most closely in my own writing, purely because of the frequency it sneaks in without my noticing. 234 more words

Meg's Musings

Animal Fact Sheet: Parts of Speech, General Statements, and Subject-Verb Agreement Exercises

Instructions: Read the following fact sheet about the Sumatran Tiger. 

Word Version: Sumatran Tiger Fact Sheet

(Fact Sheet Source: http://perthzoo.wa.gov.au/)

A. Classify the 20 underlined words in the fact sheet as nouns, pronouns, prepositions, adjectives, and adverbs… 275 more words

Grammar

Does it really need to be said twice?

As writers, there’re certain guidelines – I won’t say rules – that we should consult, every time we begin a new piece of work. For example: cut back on gerunds, words that end with ing, and watch the adverbs, adjectives, and so on. 191 more words

General

On Writing - A Memoir Of The Craft

I have tried my hand at writing fiction, so perhaps you’ll allow me a self-indulgent review: Stephen King’s book On Writing.

He defines stories as “vividly imagined waking dreams,” a form of telepathy between writer and reader over time and space. 1,024 more words

Neat News And Thoughts

East London Grammar

adjectives are
not-so-quiet

amplifiers!
like sudden

illuminators!
here are

some
explosive lights:

astonishing
copious

eclectic
dazzling

remarkable
exceptional

resounding
energizing

each word
as it is… 28 more words

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