L.A. Kennedy

Beyond the story

By Anne R. Allen Social Media is both a boon and a curse to new writers. Online writing groups and forums are an excellent source of insider information on the publishing industry—stuff we once could only find at expensive classes and writers’ conferences. But social media is also a major source of misinformation and dangerously …

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Via WriterMag I wish I’d known a writer can fix anything but a blank page. I wish I’d known the best writing comes from the gut and not from the head. I wish I’d known that, to find your voice, you have to write every day, read every day, and get out of your comfort …

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Pros and Cons of Grammarly What is Grammarly? Grammarly is a widely used online grammar checker. It corrects spelling, punctuation, and grammar errors. In addition, it enhances your vocabulary by identifying and correcting contextual errors. Another advantage is the tool helps to improve your writing style and makes your written word more engaging and effective. …

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They’re vs. Their vs. There Your vs. You’re Its vs. It’s Incomplete Comparisons Passive Voice Dangling Modifiers Referring to a Brand or Entity as ‘They’ Possessive Nouns Affect vs. Effect Me vs. I To vs. Too Do’s and Don’ts i.e. vs. e.g. Peek vs. Peak vs. Pique Who vs. That Who vs. Whom vs. Whose …

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By Melanie Curtin Writer, activist In the professional world, your writing is important. You use it on a daily basis to express yourself and your ideas, and the way it’s received matters. It makes sense, then, to ensure that you’re doing everything possible to be received well. Here are some of the most common writing …

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The first draft of everything is shit. – Ernest Hemingway Never use jargon words like reconceptualize, demassification, attitudinally, judgmentally. They are hallmarks of a pretentious ass. – David Ogilvy If you have any young friends who aspire to become writers, the second greatest favor you can do them is to present them with copies of …

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Learn How to Write a Synopsis Like a Pro – Courtney Carpenter via Writer’s Digest 5 Tips on How to Write a Synopsis Before sending your book proposal out to potential literary agents, here are some suggested elements you should include while writing a synopsis: Narrative Arc. A synopsis conveys the narrative arc, an explanation …

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