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5 Essential Writing Tools Every Writer Needs Today

It doesn’t matter what you write; you need the right tools Writing and publishing today is a long way removed from typewriters and carbon paper. The days of sending typed or printed manuscripts are over. Every word you write now is digital, electronic and published via the Internet, exchanged by …

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Do You Know These 18 Weird Words For Everyday Things?

Writers always love to extend their vocabulary You are using your extensive vocabulary of English words all day and every day. But there might be a few gaps in your English language knowledge. With well over a million words, our language is extremely rich. But who can remember all of …

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The Best Writing Programs And Software To Get The Job Done

What are the essential writing programs for you? There are so many choices when it comes to writing software. Depending on your type of writing projects, you can often find many free options that will do the job very well. For bloggers, article writers, students and short story writers, there are …

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The 5-Step Process that Solves 3 Painful Writing Problems

I once asked the Copyblogger community to name their biggest writing challenges. From the many responses, a pattern developed: How to get startedHow to cut the fluffHow to finish These three issues are really symptoms of the same painful problem, which boils down to not clearly understanding what you’re trying to accomplish …

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When Do You Use A Colon vs Semicolon?

Colons and semicolons are stronger than a comma Getting these two punctuation marks grammatically correct in your writing can be a little challenging at first. But it is not that difficult. They are closely linked to the comma in that they signal a kind of relationship between separate clauses in a …

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Knowing About Writing Styles Can Help You Write Better

What are the different styles of writing? There are six general types of writing styles. They are descriptive, expository, persuasive, narrative, poetic and technical. When you understand the differences between each one, they will help your word choice and sentence structure. In other words, you can keep to a specific …

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How To Polish Your Writing In 5 Quick And Simple Steps

Improving your writing skills with some finishing touches Discovering how to write well is a matter of learning, checking, editing and proofreading. When you start writing your first draft, concentrate purely on getting all your ideas down. You shouldn’t worry at all about spelling and grammar checking at this stage. …

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What are the Romance Subgenres? (And How to Pick One)

You might think you know how a romance story goes. Boy meets girl. Boys fails girl. Boy gets girl. Seems simple enough, right? Not so fast. The landscape of romance is extremely rich and diverse, with many branches of subgenres and subcategories. And, though that elusive Happily Ever After is a staple …

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