Category: Better Writing

Editing and Writing

The Apostrophe: A Little Thing to Cause Such Chaos

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Push the Plot Forward

You can’t insert characters or events into your story just because you “like them.” They have to have a reason for existing

Do Plural’s Need Apostrophe’s? NO.

How do you take one item and indicate that you now have more than one? In other words, how do you make it plural? You add an “s.” Simplest thing in the world.

Skip the Backstory and Dive In

You don’t actually have to explain everything immediately. Sometimes you don’t have to explain at all.

Preserving the Printing Arts

Many of these are “niche” books that simply wouldn’t work as ebooks. Nor would they have a wide enough market to justify the larger publishing houses printing them on paper. Yet they are valuable volumes.

Writing a Sentence: Everyone’s an Actor

A two-word sentence like “I quit” contains the seeds of almost every other complete sentence in the English language.

Improved Writing Doesn’t Have to be Torture

Many important keys to improving your writing can be summed up in two words: pay attention. Absorb everything and use it to your advantage. It doesn’t have to be torture, but can really be quite productive.

Writing Exercises

If you want to get your “writing muscles,” imagination, and creativity into better shape, the only way to do it is the same way you firm up your real muscles: you need to exercise.