Fifty Writing Tools: Quick ListUse this quick list of Writing Tools as a handy reference. Copy it and keep it in your wallet or journal, or near your desk or keyboard. Share it and add to it. I.A million first stepsWe have released over a million images onto Flickr Commons for anyone to use, remix and repurpose. These images were taken from the pages of 17th, 18th and 19th century books digitised by Microsoft who then generously gifted the scanned images to us, allowing us to release them back into the Public Domain. The images themselves cover a startling mix of subjects: There are maps, geological diagrams, beautiful illustrations, comical satire, illuminated and decorative letters, colourful illustrations, landscapes, wall-paintings and so much more that even we are not aware of.
Punctuation RulesCapitalization is the writing of a word with its first letter in uppercase and the remaining letters in lowercase. Experienced writers are stingy with capitals. It is best not to use them if there is any doubt. Rule 1.e.g./i.e.When you mean “for example,” use e.g. It is an abbreviation for the Latin phrase exempli gratia. When you mean “that is,” use “i.e.” It is an abbreviation for the Latin phrase id est.Start group-writing activitiesStudents Join now to get your very own Boomer. Get writing on BoomWriter today and you could be a published author! Join Now
CAPITALIZATION RULESCapitalize . . . 1. the first word of a sentence 2. proper nouns names of relatives (to indicate family relationship) when used with name names of relatives when used as proper name | EXAMPLE titlesWhat Did the Founding Fathers Eat?By Chef Walter Staib, host of the PBS series “A Taste of History” and Proprietor of City Tavern Chef Walter Staib of A Taste of History at the White House For President’s Day this year, I am reflecting on the first five presidents of our nation.
78 Tools for Writing and Previewing MarkdownMarkdown is a text-based markup language created by John Gruber in 2004 as a way to write in an easy-to-read format that can be converted into HTML. It uses a very simple formatting syntax of familiar punctuation and characters, which makes writing content for the web a faster and more intuitive experience. As Markdown grows in popularity, new tools and applications have sprung up to cater to writing, converting and previewing the markup language. From tutorials, WordPress plugins and books to dedicated Markdown Service Tools for OS X, there is a wealth of excellent resources available. This post concentrates on 78 of the best tools and applications for writing and previewing Markdown, including resources for Windows, Mac OS X, iOS and the web. Are there any Markdown tools we may have missed?