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Mangled Captions

Mangled Captions: Sydney Smith cites news mistakes where photos are mislabeled or the photo of the wrong person is used to accompany a story.

Other common mistakes: Misspelling names, numbers, geography and details about history, politics and sports.


Common Mistakes Most Writers Make - Part 7

First-Person POV

First-person perspective is essentially told like a journal entry, a personal story, or a running commentary of thoughts. The reader is not watching this character from the outside, but through this character’s eyes. 223 more words

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Common Mistakes Most Writers Make - Part 6

Using second-person. Ever.

This is a pet peeve of mine, so I will adamantly discourage anyone from writing in this style.

For those who do not know, or fail to remember, second-person is when a story uses “you” rather than “I” or “he/she.”

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Aboriginal corp scrutinised for payments

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CONCERNS have been raised about the financial management of a Townsville Aboriginal corporation that supports elderly and disabled residents which is being scrutinised for paying its own directors. 4,170 more words

Attending Meetings

Common Mistakes Most Writers Make - Part 5

Third Person Narration


  1. The third person narrator is normally not a character in the story.
  2. The third person narrator provides an-outside-looking-in view of the story.
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Common Mistakes Most Writers Make - Part 4

Quotation Mark Rules

  1. Once a quotation begins, it MUST end
  2. Capitalization matters!
    1. If you’re quoting a complete sentence, you should start the quote with a capital letter, even if the quote is placed in the middle of a sentence…
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