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Guest Blogging: LGBTQ coverage and how to deal with "the fear of offending."

Each week, we will strive to post content from a guest blogger with an expertise in an area of the field. This week, we are fortunate to have… 1,340 more words

How do you like those apples?

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“Play is a child’s work and this is not a trivial pursuit.” – Alfred Adler

Your writing challenge for the next two weeks is to choose one of the six word groups below and write a short story that uses all of the words mentioned. 92 more words

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Decoding the Basis of Technical Writing

Hey guys! I’m back to start from where I left. So, my last blog was all about intricacies of a mixed profile (Technical Writer cum Business Analyst). 354 more words


"Held a news conference" (or how many news agencies does it take to write one good lead about a naked on-fire guy?)

Leads are incredibly complicated things to learn how to write. You have to pack a ton of information into about 25 words, cover the 5Ws and 1H, hit on the FOCII interest elements that are present, engage your readers and draw people deeper into a story. 391 more words

Noun, Verb and Object: The Holy Trinity

At one of my teaching stops, students were required to fill out an evaluation at the end of the class and explain what they learned. Some wrote a lot, some wrote things that are anatomically impossible for me to do. 384 more words

"Picked up some Hookers!" (or why knowing your audience matters)

A guy I know who works on classic cars made a social media post a while back that told everyone who follows him that he “picked up some Hookers” over the weekend. 762 more words

Authors Answer 138 - Developing Characters

Characters are central to a story. They need to be well-developed and believable to be considered good characters in a serious story. It’s important to make sure their behaviour is consistent. 1,110 more words


D.T. Nova reblogged this on On the Edge of Enlightenment and commented:

I keep character sheets to maintain consistency, but only the most mundane details (like exact height) are actually decided with a sheet in front of me.