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Bring Your Character to Life by Correctly Using Show and Tell - Helping Writers Become Authors

Balancing your show and tell is extremely important. You need to make sure you are showing/telling the right things in the right combination.

You might be giving your readers a totally wrong impression of your character. 30 more words


'Prescribe' and 'proscribe'

Prescribe and proscribe do not mean the same thing. In some circumstances, it may be very important to know exactly which word to use. Most people are probably familiar with… 62 more words


This is no time to be discreet

Actually, this is the perfect time for discreet and the absolutely wrong time for discrete:

Unless the Yahoo! News writer meant the subject was looking for a psychiatrist in separate parts, she should have used… 15 more words


May 30th-The Day my Life was Saved

Note from Elaine: When I look back over the five years since undergoing a life-threatening operation (aneurism repair) and the grueling three-month recovery period that followed, … 653 more words


The #1 Tip for How to Write Books Readers Can't Put Down - Helping Writers Become Authors

Offering your readers something that will cause them to continue to turn pages with joy is every writers desire.

As an author, you have the ability to wield a frightening power. 36 more words


Take a quick peek

Take a quick peek at this homophonic horror from Yahoo! Sports:


Editing: Proofreading or Editing

Editing is not just something that you should think about when you have written a short story, poem or novel. Don’t forget that it is vital in non-fiction and non-creative forms of writing, such as essays and assignments. 489 more words