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Shakespeare’s 5 Rules for Making Up Words (to Get Attention)

Advertising. Bloodstained. Cold-blooded. Epileptic. Fashionable. Hobnob. Moonbeam. New-fangled. Puking. Swagger. Worthless. Zany. Those are just a sample of the many words William Shakespeare invented. In fact, some say he invented somewhere between 1,700 and 2,200 words — possibly more. It’s no surprise the English language owes a massive debt to Shakespeare. But Shakespeare doesn’t …

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Ernest Hemingway’s Top 5 Tips for Writing Well

Who better? Many business people faced with the task of writing for marketing purposes are quick to say: “Hey, I’m no Hemingway!” But really, who better than Hemingway to emulate? Rather than embracing the flowery prose of the literati, he chose to eschew obfuscation at every turn and write simply and clearly. So, let’s …

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11 Smart Tips for Brilliant Writing

Do you sound smarter when you use big words? According to a study published in Applied Cognitive Psychology, the answer is no. In fact, complex writing makes you sound small-minded. Just consider the title of the study: Consequences of erudite vernacular utilized irrespective of necessity: problems with using long words needlessly. Wouldn’t …

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Book Title Ideas: How to Choose the Perfect Title for Your Book

I get how frustrating it can be. Writing the book might seem like the most difficult part…and then you have to actually title the darn thing! When it comes to writing a book, coming up with reasonable book title ideas is surprisingly one of the hardest parts to complete. It’s difficult because titles are …

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Fantasy World Building: How to World Build for Your Fantasy Novel

You have dreamed about this—this world which is different from ours and actually worldbuilding for fantasy in general. It’s interesting, it’s riveting… Now you want to share this world that has been created in your head with the world.  It’s not easy to write and writing a book which is completely or mostly imaginary …

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10 Best Romance Novels That Have Gone Underappreciated

There are many romance novels out there. Some better than others, granted, but what makes some the best of the best? What gives them that je ne sais quoi factor we’re all craving, some of us even trying to emulate when writing a novel ourselves? I could go about this list in many different …

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Narrative Writing: How to Understand and Master It

Narrative writing makes up the bulk of what we know as storytelling. But it’s not as easy as simply telling the story…it takes a lot more than that to write and even publish a book with a heavy focus on narrative writing. If you want to… Learn more about narrative writingLearn why mastering narrative writing is …

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