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By Daniel Scocco Just ask a friend what is the role of prepositions within sentences, or what are the four moods of verbs, and I am sure that you will see a puzzled look on his face. Understanding the basic grammar rules is essential for communicating efficiently, but most of us have forgotten those concepts …

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Joe Fassler on Seven of the Most Common Writing Tips I once heard John Irving give a lecture on his process at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, an in-depth account of the way his novels come to be. He kicked it off by writing a single sentence on the chalkboard—the last line of Last Night in …

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by Vicki Essex One of the most fun and challenging things about writing fiction is worldbuilding. Worldbuilding is the process of creating a fictional world or universe. Whether you’re writing a fantasy world  filled with magic and feudal lords, a paranormal romance with a secret society of werewolves and vampires, or a sweet romance set …

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By Valerie Peterson Facts and Figures to Know About the Young Adult Book Market The Young Adult (YA) fiction genre is a category aimed at teens, but many of the books have an adult following, as well. For authors wishing to publish a book in the YA arena, here are some facts and figures about …

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via Goins, Writer If you want to become a better writer, get ready to do some work. Because it won’t happen overnight, and not just because you want it to. You’re going to have to practice. On this page, you’ll find some of my best tips, articles, and resources to help you get started as …

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By Jane Friedman If you want to get your book published, you have more choices than ever to accomplish your goal, and the path can be confusing if you’re new to the publishing industry. This post lays out the process in the simplest terms possible. There are three primary paths to getting published: Land a …

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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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