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10 Common Grammar Mistakes And How To Fix Them [Infographic] – by Chris Jager…

10 Common Grammar Mistakes And How To Fix Them [Infographic] – by Chris Jager…

Originally posted on Chris The Story Reading Ape's Blog:
on Life Hacker: Cramp image from Shutterstock Some grammar mistakes manage to trip up the vast majority of writers. Take “affect” and “effect” — no matter how many times this grammar rule is explained to people, many writers continue to mix them up. If you’re…

50 Science Fiction Plot Ideas and Writing Prompts – by Bryn Donovan…

50 Science Fiction Plot Ideas and Writing Prompts – by Bryn Donovan…

Originally posted on Chris The Story Reading Ape's Blog:
One of my most popular blog posts is my 50 Fantasy Plot Ideas and Writing Prompts, so I thought I’d share a companion post for writers of scifi and futuristic short stories and novels. Some of these may be more along the lines of “speculative…

Mining Old Manuscripts – Guest Post by, Traci Kenworth…

Mining Old Manuscripts – Guest Post by, Traci Kenworth…

Originally posted on Chris The Story Reading Ape's Blog:
Licence to use image obtained – Copyright: chainat 123RF Stock Photos Old manuscripts are never a waste. Mine them! For example, those manuscripts you used to learn your craft? You can always pull ideas, characters, settings, etc. from them. I have a future project that…

10 New Discounted Services and 1 New Free One – AWP Writers Club

Originally posted on A Writer's Path:
? Hi all! I’ve negotiated and brought on 10 new discounted services and 1 new free one on A Writer’s Path Writers Club ! As a reminder, a promo/discount code is needed to activate these discounts/free elements. They can be found by becoming a member of AWP Writer’s Club. This…

Four basic sentence structures you should know

Originally posted on Book Editing:
THE English language uses four basic sentence structures: 1. Simple sentence — a sentence with just one independent clause (also called a main clause): I purchased a tour guide and a travel journal at the bookstore. 2. Compound sentence — A compound sentence contains at least two independent clauses: I purchased…

How to Grow as a Writer: 5 Logical Steps – by K.M. Weiland…

How to Grow as a Writer: 5 Logical Steps – by K.M. Weiland…

Originally posted on Chris The Story Reading Ape's Blog:
on Helping Writers Become Authors: Writers are students. Sometimes this is the result of nothing more than sheer necessity: we seek answers for our questions because writing is proposes difficult problems. But often, writers are students first and writers second. If this is you, then…

Find out how to stop killing your voice

Originally posted on Jean's Writing:
And let readers know your works by your voice. As soon as I opened my mouth, friends knew it was me, even before caller ID.  All I had to say was hey. Although I’m not particularly fond of teasing about my accent, I do want anyone who reads my book to…

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