Heart Maps: Helping Students Create Craft Authentic Writing Heart Maps: Helping Students Create and Craft Authentic WritingBy Georgia Heard (Heinemann, 2016 – Learn more) Reviewed by Linda Biondi Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart. William Wordsworth The 15 Punctuation Marks in Order of Difficulty Ever wonder why you can’t figure out when and where to stick a comma? It’s probably because commas, by far, have more rules and applications than any other punctuation mark. But why do so many people use the semicolon incorrectly? Comparatively, it should be one of the easiest punctuation marks to master. And why doesn’t anybody seem to use the en dash? For more specific rules and examples on how to use these punctuation marks, visit the punctuation portal.
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And Pretty Words All in a Row: Tightening Your Narrative Focus By Janice Hardy, @Janice_Hardy First drafts are typically messy. We let our creativity guide us and the story goes where the story goes. It’s not uncommon for a first (or even second) draft to be a bit all over the place. Eventually we’ll get to a point where it’s time to tighten, not only the prose, but the narrative as well. It’s time to look at your narrative focus. 10 Best Creative Writing Prompts You get better at any skill through practice, and creative writing prompts are a great way to practice writing. At the end of every article on The Write Practice, we include a writing prompt so you can put what you just learned to use immediately. And we invite you to share your writing with our community so you can get feedback on your work. The Write Practice is more than just a writing blog. It’s a writing workbook, and we think it’s the best one on the Internet (of course, we’re a bit biased). Free Guide: Want to become a writer?
Top 10 Rules of Punctuation The Arts While there are no hard and fast rules about punctuation, there are good style guidelines. This is a list of our ten most commonly used punctuation marks and a guide to their use. 10.