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37 Free Online Writing Courses From Top Universities. Do you have a passion for writing but aren’t confident in your own style?

37 Free Online Writing Courses From Top Universities

Maybe you have a fantastic idea in mind but aren’t sure how to get it down properly? Luckily, there are many courses and resources available to fine tune your writing skills and share your stories with the world. The following list of courses have all been created by top Universities and are available to take online, at your own pace, completely for free! How to Make Your Writing Less Wordy (or, how to write concisely) Falling short of a required word count?

How to Make Your Writing Less Wordy (or, how to write concisely)

Trying to sound more formal? I’m sure we’ve all committed the crime of wordiness at some stage. But what does it actually do for our writing? Wordy writing uses more words than necessary to make a point and can damage the quality of your text. Using too many words can hinder the reader’s understanding. Concise writing, on the other hand, delivers the message clearly and directly. Plot Generator. How to choose the perfect book title – BookBaby Blog. This post originally appeared on Ginny Carter’s blog.

How to choose the perfect book title – BookBaby Blog

Reposted with permission. If you’ve ever told your friends and family that you’re writing a book, I bet the first thing they asked you was, “What’s it about?” Writing. Grammar. Instant Grammar Check - Plagiarism Checker - Online Proofreader. 12 Techniques to Improve Your Writing in 2015. It must be frustrating for beginning writers who want to hone their craft, but aren’t given much direction beyond “write every day,” and “read a lot.”

12 Techniques to Improve Your Writing in 2015

It’s been my experience that if you want to improve your writing, you have to start with one tactic and do it every day. But which ones? What order should you do them in? Are they all important? Here are the 12 big ones I see a lot of beginning writers need to work on. There's a Word for That: 25 Expressions You Should Have in Your Vocabulary. Recently I came across this amazing little Tumblr named ‘OtherWordly‘ – itself a play on words.

There's a Word for That: 25 Expressions You Should Have in Your Vocabulary

It consists of a collection of strange and lovely words from different languages through different times. What I like most about this selection of consonants and vowels – little meaning-carrying packages of vibration – is that they all try to point to the unspeakable, the transient or the neglected. That which we forget in the busyness of our daily grind.

Words have the power to remind us – and therefore we should choose our words carefully so we are reminded of the things that nourish our souls. You can find my favourite words below – pick five that resonate most, write them down, yes seriously – go grab a pen -, make sure to learn them by heart, teach them to your inner voice and share them with others to guide our collective attention to what truly matters. Words that rhyme with mirth. Writing - Author Central. National Novel Writing Month. Writing Tips: Plot, How to plot a novel. Our Quick Guide on writing plots that grip the reader In these days of the 3-for-2 tables and Tesco Book Clubs, fiction has taken a step forwards into the past.

Writing Tips: Plot, How to plot a novel

These days, plot matters. No fiction will be taken on by agents - no matter how brilliantly written, how edgily contemporary, how weighty in subject matter - unless it has a strong story line. We've seen stunning work rejected for this reason. You Must Remember Every Scar. Hilary Mantel’s Ten Rules for Writing Fiction « Aerogramme Writers' Studio. Ubyu Bespoke books for you by you.

Ten rules for writing fiction. Elmore Leonard: Using adverbs is a mortal sin 1 Never open a book with weather.

Ten rules for writing fiction

If it's only to create atmosphere, and not a charac­ter's reaction to the weather, you don't want to go on too long. The reader is apt to leaf ahead look­ing for people. There are exceptions. Poetry Lines Free Poetry Course from Cupiderosbooks.com. Without structure you might as well write some random short sentences, one after another and call it a poem.

Poetry Lines Free Poetry Course from Cupiderosbooks.com

That is incredibly easy to do. No one may understand your poem, but it is very easy to say those famous two words "I'm finished. " Without structure, you might as well write out some prose sentences in a paragraph and then just break those sentences into shorter lengths at odd or unique places and call it a poem. Most true poets reading it will recognize it's not a poem though. Without structure, you skip having to think about your poem. So yeah, you need structure to make the poem shine, stick in the reader's mind, to make sense to someone other than yourself.

LINE: A short complete or not complete sentence, sentence lengths. My love is blue unlike the rose. My love is blue, so blue. WRITING. Ink - Quotes about writing by writers presented by The Fontayne Group. Writing "I put a piece of paper under my pillow, and when I could not sleep I wrote in the dark.

Ink - Quotes about writing by writers presented by The Fontayne Group

" Henry David Thoreau "Writing is an adventure. " Writer's Diet. WRITING. Self publishing costs nothing. A number of people have asked me “How much does self-publishing cost?”

Self publishing costs nothing

, so this post will clear that up. It may be controversial! Please do post comments if you disagree or have questions. Answer 1: It costs nothing Write book: $0 (but lots of time)Edit book: $0 Friend who is an English teacherProof-read book: $0 Friends and colleagues found on TwitterCover design: $0 Royalty free or own photos and text only made into a .jpg on Microsoft PublisherTypeset book: $0 done by self on Microsoft WordPublish book: Published as an Ebook on Smashwords for free and up for sale for US$4.99. How to Write a Novel Using the Snowflake Method. Creative Writing: Featured Documents. A World of Poetry at Your Fingertips.

RhymeZone rhyming dictionary and thesaurus. How to Write a Novel Using the Snowflake Method. Writers Copyright Association -for the protection of intellectual property, script and screenplay registration. UK Authors.com. Lulu. Lulu. Scribd. Publishers in UK. 731 publishers in the British publishing directory. [ Page 1 of 74 ] This is a list of all publishers in United Kingdom. Go to the directory of British publishing companies to see a list of British publishing houses and British publishing services comapnies sorted by category. Pearson London, United Kingdom International media company with education, business information, and consumer publishing businesses. Reed Elsevier , United Kingdom Reed Elsevier is a world leading provider of professional information solutions in the Science, Medical, Risk, Legal and Business sectors.

Plexus Publishing Publishers of high quality illustrated books, specialising in international coeditions with an emphasis on biography, popular music, rock'n'roll, popular culture, art, photography, cinema, politics and travel. New Holland Publishers (UK) Ltd Pearson Oxford Oxford, United Kingdom Pearson is a major global Publisher producing textbooks, school library books and children's fiction for all ages and all subjects. Publishers Information www.KinglakePublishing. Literary Agents. Langtons International Agency: 22 West 23rd Street, 5TH Floor New York, NY 10010 Tel 212 929 1937 Contact: Linda Langton Email: llangton@langtonsinternational.com.

Langtons International Agency is a multi-media literary and licensing agency specializing in the visual world of cartooning, photography, and illustrative art as well as fiction, non-fiction, and children’s books. Langtons International Agency is also involved in book packaging and licensing programs related to published illustrative books. Tramon Mason Press, Inc. P.O. BOX 50493 Atlanta, Ga 30302 Email: giggle4entertainment@hotmail.com.

Kiesha Easley PO Box 42119 Atlanta, GA 30311 Email: kieshaeasley@aol.com. The Inspira Group: Literary Agent The Inspira Group has an excellent reputation for getting books published. 5 Bradley Road Enfield, Middx. The Standen Literary Agency 41b Endymion Road London N4 1EQ Email: submissions@standenliteraryagency.com Small agency interested in fiction, childrens fiction, self help. J. Athena Press. It is one thing to write a book; and when you have your book it can seem quite impossible to find a publisher or agent to consider it if you are not an established writer, a celebrity cook, a pop star or a footballer. This is where, as the UK's leading author funded publisher, we come in. We publish a wide variety of books, and you are welcome to browse our titles.

If you publish with us, we provide editorial input, art and graphic design and proof preparation to a high professional standard. The BookShed.

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Find a Publisher. Find a Literary Agent. Every Writer's Resource: Resources for Writers. 23 Advice Websites. We are all apprentices in a craft where no one ever becomes a master. ~Ernest Hemingway How strong is your writing? No matter how good you think it is, there’s always room for improvement. In most cases, plenty of room.