100 Exquisite Adjectives By Mark Nichol Adjectives — descriptive words that modify nouns — often come under fire for their cluttering quality, but often it’s quality, not quantity, that is the issue. Plenty of tired adjectives are available to spoil a good sentence, but when you find just the right word for the job, enrichment ensues. Subscribe to Receive our Articles and Exercises via Email You will improve your English in only 5 minutes per day, guaranteed! 21 Responses to “100 Exquisite Adjectives” Rebecca Fantastic list! How to Respond to a “Revise and Resubmit” from an Academic Journal: Ten Steps to a Successful Revision When I submit an article to a top journal, often the best possible outcome I can hope for is that the editors will invite me to respond to the reviewers’ comments and resubmit the article. At this point, I have successfully completed five requests to revise extensively and resubmit. Over time, I have developed a straightforward approach to these requests. In this blog post, I will describe my method in ten easy-to-follow steps. Step One: Read the Letter. Read the letter from the editor carefully and make sure you indeed have a request for a revise and resubmit. Step Two: Create an Excel File to List the Revisions. Create an Excel file with four columns in which to put the suggestions for revisions. Step Three: Extract the suggestions from the reviewers' and editors' letters. Read the reviews to extract the suggestions for revision and put the suggestions in the Excel file. Step Four: Re-arrange the suggestions for revision in a logical fashion. Step Eight: Double-check Step Ten: Re-submit!
How to rewrite I get a lot of beginning writers asking me how to rewrite. This post is aimed squarely at them: the ones who are unsure how to fix a story they have written from beginning to end. Which is my way of saying that any experienced writer is going to find what I am about to say obvious, boring, and un-useful. You folks should go read Samuel R. (It’s also a really LONG post. “How can I learn to rewrite?” The answer, of course, is practice. But how useful is that to the person who writes all the time but doesn’t seem to be getting any better? It’s almost impossible to improve your rewriting skills without doing lots of rewriting. How do you learn? Most people need to be taught. I didn’t learn to rewrite until I started to have my work critiqued regularly by people who knew what they were talking about. I remember my first real critique. I was blind; other people had to teach me how to see. Very few people learn to rewrite alone. Deleting the opening is a common edit. It is not an easy job. becomes
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General Writing Advice a. Tips b. Outlining c. d. I.When is Enough, Enough? e. f. g. I. II. III. IV. h. i. a. i. I know a guy who hated even the thought of writing until he was 40, and since then he’s worked for Hollywood and written TV shows, movies, and novels. ii. b. i. Here’s the thing I do. You might find the book goes in a different direction than you thought it would. c. i. The first thing is to write the book. ii. I think Writer’s Block hits when you have either a lack of confidence in yourself, or in the story. See? d. As it so happens, as I write this, I’m deep into the process of editing, so this has been on my brain a lot. First, if you want to be a pro, act like a pro. If you’ve written the first draft, you’ve done something that thousands of people who say they want to be writers will never do. Done? Before, you had nothing. Re-read your book. When you see all the problems laid out in front of you in an honest fashion, you may despair. Have some faith in yourself. Then go back and fix. Done yet?
Confessions of an Opinionated Book Geek Family tree of the Greek gods Key: The essential Olympians' names are given in bold font. See also List of Greek mythological figures Notes External links Media related to Family trees of Greek mythology at Wikimedia Commons 6 Online Tools That Will Help The Writing Process Writing can be a difficult task for many students. Some have trouble getting started, others have trouble staying on task, and many struggle with both. Staying focused when you’re sitting at your computer and somewhat uninspired can be a disaster waiting to happen – there’s a lot of stuff to waste time with on The Interwebs! The Internet can be a huge distraction, but it can also be the tool that helps to make you a more efficient and better writer. Citelighter Citelighter is a great way to build your bibliography simply – so you don’t spend all of your time worrying about correctly formatting a bibliography in APA, MLA, or Chicago formatting. Write Monkey Write Monkey helps to make the writing process cleaner by providing the user with a distraction free writing environment, and by streamlining keyboard and mouse use . Focus Writer Focus Writer is a great way to keep yourself free of distractions on your screen. Omm Writer This tool is only for Mac users. WriteRoom
Writing Romance into stories | The Eternal Scribbler I got a question on my deviantART page asking me about writing romance in a story. So thought it would make a great subject for my next post. However let me make this clear, I am not a Romance Writer. Final point, this post is not about writing sex scenes. Okay, on with the post! A place for Romance Make sure there is a place for romance in your story. What can ruin a story is when romance is shoved in. This can seriously ruin the flow of a story and piss off your readers. Not every book needs romance, if you want that in then you need to plan it. Organic Romance So, you’ve planned your novel and worked out the romance. For example, if you have two characters that are starting to fall for each other – it might be best to let them learn about each other before you throw them into bed. Emotion Writers can often forget to write the emotion. This is where knowing your character is important. Your characters personalities and their development will dictate their romance. Friends and lovers Change
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