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What is Spiritual Writing? New!

Humans have been blessed with numerous spiritual writings for decades if not for centuries. Where do these spiritual writings come from? What is spiritual writing? While spiritual writing can be in the form of an article, an essay, a paper, or a letter, this article...

The Five Types of Sources, and Why They Matter New!

All writing requires research. Some writers might think, “Wait. I write fiction. I don’t need to conduct research because I’m making up everything.” But even fiction writers need to be accuracy, otherwise, they lose credibility. For example, if a novel is set in 1978, a...

Describing the Environment New!

One of the challenges authors face is managing to introduce the reader into the world they are describing without any image to help them. If not taken into account, it could make the reader detach from your story. Here are some tips for drawing your...

What Are Your Fears About Writing? New!

Are you afraid to write? Or just afraid to share what you do write? Afraid someone will laugh at you? Or, worse, sue you? We all have these fears. And more. When I write my creative nonfiction stories, mostly family stories, I worry that someone in...

How to Work With Compound Subjects and Their Verbs New!

You know that subjects and verbs must agree in number. Thus, this is correct:      The president is heading to Camp David for the weekend. The singular subject, president, agrees in number with the singular verb is. That’s simple enough, but confusion may arise if too...

How to Handle the Problem of “He and She” New!

A perennial problem for writers is how to handle the third person singular pronoun when gender is unknown. An example is:      When emailing an editor, you can usually address him by his first name. The trouble with that sentence is that it excludes female editors....

How to Develop a Non-fiction Topic New!

One of the most difficult questions for beginning writers is “What am I going to write about?” Seasoned writers, however, possess tons of ideas. (Their problem is finding the time to write about all the ideas they have.) So how can you take this giant step...

Citing Your Sources in Non-fiction Writing New!

If you are a postgraduate student at a university or college, you will most definitely be required, at some stage or other, to provide at least one, if not more, lengthy piece(s) of work reporting on your research that you have had to undertake in...

Tips for Titling Your Book or Story New!

By definition, your book’s title is what potential readers usually see first. (A possible exception is your cover, but even there, the title is an essential part of the cover.) So how do you create a title that will grab a potential buyer’s attention? Here are...

How to Use Transitional Words and Paragraph Hooks New!

Transitions words and phrases allow you—and your reader— to move smoothly from one thought to another. Without them, writing sounds stilted and unnatural, such as this:      "Jones, a junior psychology major, made the All-American team last year. He carries a 3.5 grade point average." Clearly,...