Writing Stuff

Facebook Twitter

Nerd Paradise. Posted on: 10 Cado 7:0 - 5.27.29 So you've procrastinated again.

Nerd Paradise

You told yourself you wouldn't do this 2 months ago when your professor assigned you this. But you procrastinated anyway. Shame on you. 25 Things You Should Know About Word Choice. 1.

25 Things You Should Know About Word Choice

A Series Of Word Choices Here’s why this matters: because both writing and storytelling comprise, at the most basic level, a series of word choices. Words are the building blocks of what we do. They are the atoms of our elements. They are the eggs in our omelets. Irregular verbs. Grammar, Punctuation & Style.

Setting: Using Scene To Enrich Your Writing. In both fiction and nonfiction, the setting is the general background against which your story takes place—the physical location and time period, both of which influence your characters and plot.

Setting: Using Scene To Enrich Your Writing

So how can a creative writer use setting and scenery to further offset, augment, or reflect the action of the plot? Although we’re going to be exploring this issue in terms of fiction, these techniques work for nonfiction as well. These craft techniques work in all genres: poetry, stories, personal essays, memoir, and books. Suppose you’re writing a novel that is set in the Deep South in 1955 and your protagonist is an immigrant facing prejudice and roadblocks at every turn. You’d have a completely different novel if your protagonist were a Texas cowboy who found himself in Mississippi at that particular time and place. 25 Things Writers Should Stop Doing.

I read this cool article last week — “30 Things To Stop Doing To Yourself” — and I thought, hey, heeeey, that’s interesting.

25 Things Writers Should Stop Doing

Writers might could use their own version of that. So, I started to cobble one together. And, of course, as most of these writing-related posts become, it ended up that for the most part I’m sitting here in the blog yelling at myself first and foremost. That is, then, how you should read this: me, yelling at me. If you take away something from it, though? Write or Die 2. Writing Essentials. Writing Essentials Strong Stories Bring Your Novel to Life: Does Your Novel Have A Heartbeat?

Writing Essentials

(part 1) by Holly Lisle Bring Your Novel to Life: How To Find Your Novel's Pulse (part 2) by Holly Lisle Bring Your Novel to Life: Burying Your Novel's Message (part 3) by Holly Lisle Bring Your Novel to Life: Playing Chicken with Your Story (part 4) by Holly Lisle Bring Your Novel to Life: Dig Deeper With Your Novel's Subthemes (part 5) by Holly Lisle Bring Your Novel to Life: Interweaving Your Novel's Themes And Subthemes (part 6) by Holly Lisle Bring Your Novel to Life: Planning A Heart-Stopping Story (part 7) by Holly Lisle Bring Your Novel to Life: Life, Passion... Deadline (part 8) by Holly Lisle The 7 Habits Of Highly Successful Authors by Suzanne Harrison. The 200 Most Common Redundancies. (absolutely) essential(absolutely) necessary(actual) factsadvance (forward)(advance) planning(advance) preview(advance) reservations(advance) warningadd (an additional)add (up)(added) bonus(affirmative) yes(aid and) abet(all-time) recordalternative (choice)A.M.

The 200 Most Common Redundancies

(in the morning)(and) etc. (anonymous) stranger(annual) anniversary(armed) gunman(artificial) prosthesisascend (up)ask (the question)assemble (together)attach (together)ATM (machine)autobiography (of his or her own life) bald(-headed)balsa (wood)(basic) fundamentals(basic) necessitiesbest (ever)biography (of his–or her–life)blend (together)(boat) marinabouquet (of flowers)brief (in duration)(brief) moment(brief) summary(burning) embers. Writing Tools. 100 Little Ways You Can Dramatically Improve Your Writing. It’s not only students at online colleges for creative writing who need good writing skills.

100 Little Ways You Can Dramatically Improve Your Writing

Solid writing skills open up career-boosting opportunities for professional writers and for those with aspirations beyond their basic job description. Journalists, fiction writers, scientists, teachers, business professionals, law students, and other professionals can all get ahead by inspiring and influencing others with their writing. Whether you’re an undergraduate wanting tips to organize your papers; a novelist who needs help with character development; or a technical writer in search of tips to write more engaging copy, here are 100 little ways all of you can dramatically improve your writing. General These writing tips will help you work on your writing habits and style each day. Analysis. The unlearning: Horror and transformative theory. 1.

The unlearning: Horror and transformative theory

Introduction: Fear is never just itself [1.1] The horror genre has many reasonable lessons to teach us, even though it is perhaps the literary genre most associated with irrationality. Mixed tenses. A Handbook of Rhetorical Devices. Robert A.

A Handbook of Rhetorical Devices

Harris Version Date: January 19, 2013 This book contains definitions and examples of more than sixty traditional rhetorical devices, (including rhetorical tropes and rhetorical figures) all of which can still be useful today to improve the effectiveness, clarity, and enjoyment of your writing. Note: This book was written in 1980, with some changes since. The devices presented are not in alphabetical order. Rhetological Fallacies. Buy a printable multi-language PDF Thanks to 李为维, Hayanna Carvalho, Iván Galarza, Klaus-Michael Lux, Kadar Magor, Gilles Peyroux and Adriano Venditti, Rhetological Fallacies is now available in Chinese, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Portuguese, Romanian and Spanish.

Rhetological Fallacies

We’re thinking of creating an interactive version of this graphic. Is that a good idea? Let us know your thoughts & ideas in our 30 sec survey. Taken from the forthcoming infographic mega-tome, Knowledge is Beautiful. Thou shalt not commit logical fallacies. Writing. TV Tropes. 100 Most beautiful words in the English language* Strunk, William, Jr. 1918. The Elements of Style.

School House Rock. Short Stories: 10 Tips for Creative Writers. Jerz > Writing > Creative > How to Write a Short Story (Dennis Jerz and Kathy Kennedy) Writing short stories (and grabbing the reader in the opening scene of a novel) means beginning as close to the action as possible.

A good short story starts as close to the climax as possible — everything else is a distraction. The Seven Basic Plots. According to the British journalist and author Christopher Booker, there are only seven ‘storylines’ in the world. In his book, The Seven Basic Plots: Why We Tell Stories, a work that took over forty years to write, Booker surveys world literature, outlining commonalities and showing that, although there are a multitude of tales and endless variety in the telling, all narratives are really variations of the basic seven. Booker’s work is detailed, interesting, and very long—over 700 pages—but his message is simple. Whether they represent the deep psychological structures of human experience or whether they are merely constructs of tradition, no matter what the story, you’ll find one or more of these basic plotlines: Rags to Riches Someone who has seemed to the world quite commonplace is shown to have been hiding a second, more exceptional self within.

EasyBib: Free Bibliography Maker - MLA, APA, Chicago citation styles. Write or Die by Dr Wicked. English 50. English 50 – Intro to Creative Writing: Exercises for Poets First Lines: The King James Bible has long been recognized for its importance to English literature. Teaching Writing - Resource Topics. Teaching Writing Developmental Studies Center: Being a Writer January 2014 The National Writing Project has partnered with the Development Studies Center around Being a Writer, a flexible writing curriculum for grades K–6 based on the writers workshop model. More › OWL. If you are having trouble locating a specific resource, please visit the search page or the Site Map.

The Online Writing Lab (OWL) at Purdue University houses writing resources and instructional material, and we provide these as a free service of the Writing Lab at Purdue. Students, members of the community, and users worldwide will find information to assist with many writing projects. Teachers and trainers may use this material for in-class and out-of-class instruction. Commas. Writing About Literature. Grammar. Common Themes in Literture. Index of Themes and Motifs. How To Publish a Book & Writing tips & Five steps to follow in writing a novel & How To Publish a Book - StumbleUpon.

Rhetoric2. GRAMMAR good bad + ugly! Tenses. The 3 Most Common Uses of Irony. Grammar 3. "The The Impotence of Proofreading," by TAYLOR MALI. Like_youknow. Taylor Mali performs "Any Language, Much Less English" The Clause. Teaching Adverbial and Adjective Clauses. Adjective and A List of Adjectives: EnchantedLearning. I Write Like. 5 editor’s secrets to help you write like a pro. Grammar Nazis. 5 situations where it's better to tell than show in your fiction.

Creative Writing Prompts. Grammar.