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So much to tell you: the 100 club. Guide for Writers: Latin Phrases. It’s a matter of taste and style, but not long ago American writers attempted to demonstrate their credentials to the world by including Latin and French phrases within works.

Guide for Writers: Latin Phrases

A dash of Latin was expected of the moderately educated throughout the Western world. annus mirabilis - wonderful year arbiter elegantiae - judge of the elegant; one who knows the good things in life bona fides - good faith; credentials carpe diem - sieze the day; enjoy the present casus belli - cause justifying a war caveat emptor - buyer beware cui bono? Caeteris paribus - all things being equal de facto - of fact; it is de gustibus non est disputandum - no disputing tastes; there is no accounting for taste Dei gratia - by the grace of God. HOW TO: Write a Novel Using the Web (Mashable) It took five years for Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone to go from idea to finished manuscript, but the results have very clearly been nothing short of spectacular.

HOW TO: Write a Novel Using the Web (Mashable)

Perhaps you also have an idea for a novel kicking around in your head. Maybe it came to you in the shower one morning before work, or maybe it came to you one evening on the commute home. Maybe you're planning to participate in National Novel Writing Month in November. Whatever the case, writing a novel is an ambitious endeavor, but one that the web is making a lot easier to accomplish. Though you'll still have to do your writing using the old fashioned method β€” one word at a time β€” web applications and social media have made the process of writing a novel considerably easier and arguably more enjoyable. 1. One of the most important and perhaps most often overlooked aspects of writing a novel is staying organized. 2. 3.

Once you actually get down to the business of writing, the web can make that easier as well. 4. How to Create Incredible Fan Fiction: 11 steps. Edit Article Edited by Nicole Willson, 33xMandiex33, Dominique, Trackstar24 and 20 others Have you been dying to create a fan-fic based on your favorite manga, anime, movie, or video game, but you just don't quite know how to go about doing it?

How to Create Incredible Fan Fiction: 11 steps

Fear not, for this article will help you on the road to writing a great fan-fic! Ad Steps 1Choose the anime/manga/book/video game/movie you want your fan-fiction to be about. 10Take constructive criticism. Tips If you can't think of what will happen next, try role-playing some experiments in your mind when it's bedtime or when nothing is going on.Write your fan fiction as if you're writing a real story, ie one for an exam or to be published. Warnings Ignore people who are rude or mean. Creative Writing For Dummies Cheat Sheet. Rewriting and editing helps to tighten up your work.

Creative Writing For Dummies Cheat Sheet

But it can be difficult – what to chop and when to stop may not be clear, and you may change your mind more than once during the process. Ask yourself whether you need to take out: Unnecessary information and explanation. Passages of dialogue that go on too long. Clunky descriptions that give too much detail. You may need to add or expand: Something you know but have forgotten to tell the reader; perhaps the age of the main character. Written? Kitten! Five Best Distraction-Free Writing Tools. Seems like all five choices are basically the same app with different names.

Five Best Distraction-Free Writing Tools

Kind of a disappointing hive five, not that that's Lifehacker's fault. It just means there isn't much variety in this category, I guess. My vote was for LyX, and I'll re-post what I wrote in the original vote: "Fullscreen mode is extremely minimal, and even the normal view keeps things out of the way. I like it because I don't have to make a compromise between features and focus: formatting is separated from content creation, so you can still make presentable documents without having to use a separate app or deal with niggling formatting problems as you write. " My second choice would be vim. . * Or nano, if you want, or some other console editor; I'm not trying to be a vi snob here.