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In the wake of Theresa's provocative exercise about checking published work for PPPs (present participial phrases, Murphy asks: ...Uh oh, I was just thinking ( and that’s never good) what’s Alicia’s opinion on this? I mean, if she holds to her position that everything in grammar is there to serve a purpose - why can’t the purpose of PPPs be to switch up the monotony - or maybe infuse the prose with something a little different? That’s primarily why I do it.
I've always known that the best way to learn something really well is to teach it. You think you know something but until you put it into words for someone else to understand, you don't know if you know it properly. And you might find you don't. My point? While writing my forthcoming book, Write a Great Synopsis - An Expert Guide, I have learnt something extra about how to write synopses. I learnt it from myself, I hasten to add, but it was the act of trying to explain everything about synopses as clearly and fully as possible that showed me a truth I hadn't been aware of.
The narrative mode (also known as the mode of narration ) is the set of methods the author of a literary, theatrical, cinematic, or musical story uses to convey the plot to the audience .
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on December 8th, 2010 by Fiction Editor Beth Hill and last modified on February 7, 2012 own rules for punctuation.
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Once you've chosen the right verbs and nouns, trimmed the unneeded adverbs and adjectives from your sentences, and made sure your pronouns match their antecedents, you'll need to check for punctuation missteps. Most sentences end with one of the following three basic forms of punctuation: 1. Periods: Used at the end of declarative sentences, as well as at the end of sentences that ask indirect questions; no additional period is required if the last word in the sentence already has a period (as in an abbreviation). a. b.