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“Show, Don’t Tell”: How To Get It Right

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Ah, “Show, don’t tell”—the words conjure up memories of red ink on high school English papers. But for many writers, knowing how to “show” and not “tell” is just as tricky now as it was in freshman year. So, what does it mean exactly? Academic and technical writers are faced with the task of spellingContinue Reading

8 Techniques To Up The Drama Factor In Your Short Stories

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When it comes to drama and intensity, are your short stories falling…short? Are readers reacting with “ho-hum” instead of “oh my!”? The good news is that it’s easy to give your short stories a boost of excitement—if you know the tricks. How To Write A Dramatic And Intense Short Story Leave something to the imagination.Continue Reading

The Oxford Comma Controversy

Oxford Comma Controversy

Of all the marks used for punctuation, none seems as divisive, controversial, or maligned as the Oxford comma. For all its many ardent supporters, the Oxford comma has almost as many zealous opponents insisting that it be stricken from the page. Put together a group of well-mannered, grammatically gifted writers, mention the Oxford comma, andContinue Reading

The Literary Agent Of The Future: Be Aware Of These Potential Changes!

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The publishing industry has been on a roller coaster for the last few years. And it’s not just publishers who are changing, literary agents are too. As technology creates a more connected world, you can expect to see even more shifts in the way that literary agents operate. Here are just a few predictions aboutContinue Reading






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