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Variety is an important factor in the reader's level of interest. This tab shows graphical distributions of sentence type, length, and word length. Each is a moving average, with word length weighted to the sentences before and after. Remember that rolling waves are good, flatness is boring, and choppiness is jarring. Flow can be altered by adding, removing, lengthening, shortening, combining, or splitting sentences. If you don't see the peaks and valleys in the graphs, try tilting your head to the right.

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Heather Franzen ~ Art and Ilustration Scaredy Cat is my first picture book, part of a series of short stories that I call Stories Without Words. Readers are given the freedom to create their own narratives and interpretations. I began this project in late September 2012, starting with story development and character design. My deadline was October 31, allowing myself only one month to complete the 47 pages. 100 Mostly Small But Expressive Interjections David Bier Thanks for this – what a fun post considering there’s no actual narrative in it! Cecily Some of these interjections are quite culturally and age specific, so if people need to be told what they mean, they should probably not be using them.For example, to many Brits, va-va-voom is not old-fashioned at all, but instead is firmly linked to the long-running ads that footballer Thierry Henry made for the Renault Clio. Himanshu Chanda Whoa ! What a biiiig list. And yes this ones really great.

Self-Publishing Basics: An Unabridged List of the Parts of a Book The history of book printing goes back to the first bibles pulled sheet by sheet off Johannes Gutenburg’s presses in Mainz, German in the late fifteenth century. The first books were attempts to replicate the handwritten books of the time, which varied widely. Over the centuries publishers have gradually established conventions about the way books are constructed. A Gutenberg Bible s Poetry for Kids - Free Online Rhyming Dictionary for iPhones, Laptops and More Try RhymeNow Free Edition for iPhone/iPod Touch Writing a poem? Crafting a song? Creating a rap? Need to find exactly the right word? Then RhymeNow Free Edition is the tool for you.

Creative Writing Prompts This page contains a list of prompts for writing classes/activities for when you need a bit of inspiration for a writing idea. I will try to update it regularly with new ideas, so keep checking back! If you have any great ideas for prompts for creative writing that you have used in class, please share them in the comments and I will add them to the list – thank you!

Always innovative Toronto Public Library lets us check out humans as well as books In comfy green chairs in front of a massive and sunny window overlooking Bloor Street, several different conversations are taking place between pairings of strangers. A CBC journalist is telling someone about the stories he's covered. A Tibetan Buddhist monk is talking about his journey to Canada and about the importance of peace. I'm talking to 19-year-old Brandon Hibbs about his life.

Self Publishing, Book Printing and Publishing Online REVISED: February 13, 2014 Lulu is a community for creators of remarkable works. We provide the tools for you to publish your work for personal use or for sale and distribution to others, a marketplace for the purchase of goods and services, and a site where you can participate in forums and discussion groups with like-minded creators. The following terms and conditions have been developed to not only protect your work and your privacy, but also to describe our commitment to you as a community member as well as your responsibilities as a content creator. Visual Dictionary, Visual Thesaurus Visuwords™ online graphical dictionary — Look up words to find their meanings and associations with other words and concepts. Produce diagrams reminiscent of a neural net. Learn how words associate. Enter words into the search box to look them up or double-click a node to expand the tree.

Mystery Objects This is a really simple yet effective writing lesson. There is nothing like some unusual objects to spark your students’ imagination! Aim: For students to write a short story inspired by an object (and to have the opportunity to review question forms). 10 Words to Cut From Your Writing As Mark Twain famously wrote, "I didn't have time to write a short letter, so I wrote a long one instead." His point? Strong writing is lean writing. When you want to make your writing more powerful, cut out words you don't need--such as the 10 included in this post: 1. Self-publishing a book: 25 things you need to know Note to readers: I originally published the article back in 2008 and have updated it a few times, most recently on June 13, 2012. This article primarily addresses self-publishing a print book, though many of the tips apply to e-books as well. For specific information about publishing an e-book, see my companion article, "How to self-publish an ebook." I know, I know. This is a column about cutting-edge electronics. So, apologies to gadget-heads as I take a brief sojourn into the land of self-publishing, which has become a lot more high-tech than a lot of people realize.

Synonyms Dictionary at SnappyWords.com It’s an online interactive English dictionary and thesaurus that helps you find the meanings of words and draw connections to associated words. You can easily see the meaning of each by simply placing the mouse cursor over it. Why use Snappy Words visual dictionary? Easy to use dictionary and thesaurus. Learn how words associate in a visually interactive display. Get ideas to help write content for your blog, article, thesis or simply play with words!

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