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Character Development Tips

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A very important aspect of any sort of creative writing is developing believable characters to populate your stories. While this can seem daunting if you don’t have the proper tools, by adhering to the following character development tips, you will soon be well on your way to crafting believable characters. The first step to developing […]

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Plagiarism: How To Avoid It

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Understanding how to avoid plagiarism is difficult for most beginners. It is also difficult for many experienced writers, as well. If you are not familiar with the various skills expected of writers, it can even be confusing. This is a great place to start! Always use Citations There is one thing you must remember, regardless […]

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Improve Your Writing by Simplifying Your Sentences

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“Simplicity is the glory of expression,” Walt Whitman once said. Good writers know that simple, clear writing is the best way to make their point and keep readers glued to their copy. However, simplicity in writing is difficult to learn. How can you achieve it? First, simplify your thinking. Messy writing often comes from an […]

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Proofreading Tips

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Proofreading is one of the more important elements of writing; even the best writers are not likely to produce well-written, error-free work without proofreading. The proofreading process involves taking an objective look at your writing and make improvements to content, writing style, sentence structure, spelling, and grammar. After proofreading, the goal is to have an […]

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Overcoming Writer’s Block

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Often the most challenging part of writing is getting started. If you are experiencing writer’s block, know that you are not alone and that it certainly won’t last forever. If you are suffering from a block in your creative, the following are a series of tips that could help you get the results you are […]

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Tips for Writing Better Business Emails

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When using email, it’s all too easy to just hit ‘send,’ perhaps even before noticing an error. Because of this, the first and most crucial tip is to write your business emails either by hand or in a word processor first, allowing yourself the opportunity to correct and edit what you write. Once your letter […]

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Using Similes and Metaphors

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Learning the proper usage of similes and metaphors is more advanced than the basic rules of the English language; however, mastering them will expand your skills and allow you to blend in more easily with strong native speakers. Similes and metaphors are similar in their functions and are often confused for each other but there […]

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Tips For Writing Effective Tweets

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A tweet consists of only 140 characters. This can seem like hardly enough to get anything substantial across anywhere, least of all on the internet, where nothing can move fast enough. You could tweet what you had for lunch or what you overheard on the bus… but why? Tweet something that catches attention and makes […]

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Tips to Help Keep Readers Interested in Your Writing

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If you want to persuade, keep it neutral. If you read your work out loud and it sounds stilted or angry, rework it to create a tone that is both reasonable and natural. Expressing complicated matters with clarity is an art. Do not be surprised if you are not able to sit down and create […]

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Mastering the Art of Sentence Transitions

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Imagine you are on the bank of a running river. Notice how the rocks in the river affect the water’s flow. The water hits the rock, splashes, swirls, and is redirected. Remove the rock, and the river runs freely. In writing, sentence transitions help your content flow smoothly – transitions remove the “rocks.” Transitions are […]

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