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Emotional Impact: The Secret to Great Writing

Emotional Impact Makes the Story Everyone wants to know the secret to great writing. There’s one overriding fact about writing …

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Redundancies—A No-no For Writers

Beware Redundant Word Groups Redundant writing is more than just saying the same thing twice. There are redundant word groups …

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Six Errors That Will Kill Your Dialog

Watch Out For These: 1. Using adverbs in a dialogue tag. If a line contains underlying emotion strong enough, an …

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Writing That Would Impress Hemingway

“If a writer of prose knows enough about what he is writing, he may omit things he knows, and the …

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Creative Writing is Not Reporting

You’ve heard, “Kill your darlings.” Well, I’m here to tell you to “Murder the myth.” Every writer I meet or …

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To Illustrate or Not to Illustrate Your Children’s Book?

Everyone who is writing a children’s book erroneously believe that illustrations must accompany the manuscript. They are wrong. The answer …

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