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Emma Coats’ 22 Rules for a Better Story, Briefly Examined

I don’t mean to rip shit straight from reddit, but I feel justified in doing so today because 1: Half of these points I’ve already made on my blog, and 2: It’s a freaking good guideline. 722 more words


Grammar-ease: Using 'who' versus 'that'

Similar to my last grammar post on ‘and’ versus ‘to’, I see mixed use with ‘who’ versus ‘that’ quite often.

Usage between these two words is more personal preference than a grammar rule, as ‘that’ has been used for years and using ‘who’ is a more modern choice. 279 more words


Best class I ever took

As a writer I think it’s important to realize the benefits of education. I know it’s not necessary to have a formal education to become a writer; you just have to write. 447 more words


canine and feline - adjectives not nouns

1947 Like a cat and dog by nebojsa mladjenovic, Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs License

Quite often you see people use canine and feline as nouns when they are talking about dogs and cats. 166 more words

Writing Mechanics

It's Now a Single-Spaced World

Show of hands. Who learned to type on a typewriter?

Now keep your hand up if you double space between sentences.

Wow. Quite a few of you! 381 more words

Writer's Toolbox

From the Editor's Desk: Internal Monologue

One of the joys of reading frequently and taking a hack-handed, bludgeoning swing at writing myself is seeing different conventions used in different ways. The one I’d like to discuss today is a favorite for the snarky and the serious, the scary and the scurrilous: internal monologue (or if the characters a bit nutty…dialogue). 1,127 more words


Types of academic writing

Blah Blah Blah… Blah by mosoma Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs License

When you are writing a literature review you need to do more than just describe what has been found or what people have said. 52 more words

Academic Writing