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Zero and Its Synonyms

The word zero has a small but distinctive set of synonyms, which are listed in this post. Zero is the word for the symbol 0, representing the absence of magnitude or quantity and the value between positive and negative numbers. The word also represents the lowest point or the starting …

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Albatross and Alcatraz Island

Even speakers who have had the misfortune of never studying Coleridge’s long poem Rime of the Ancient Mariner (1798) are acquainted with the figurative meaning of the word albatross: “A source or mark of misfortune, guilt, etc., from which one cannot (easily) be free; a burden or encumbrance.” Is Sarah Palin becoming an …

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3 Cases of Mixed Metaphors

Efforts to describe something idiomatically with the use of metaphor—a word or phrase that figuratively provides an analogy—more than once in a sentence will likely distractingly interfere with reading comprehension, so avoid using more than one metaphor in a sentence, or at least ensure that they are complementary. Discussions after …

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Break Writer’s Block: Choose Your Audience

“Daily writing tips…” a student may be reading wistfully. “Oh, I’d be happy if my main need was tips for improving my writing. But I have to write a paper for school, and I don’t even know what to say. I can’t even get motivated to start.” This kind of …

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Writing A Great Book Description To Hook Readers

How to write a stunning book description When you are facing the task of writing your book description, the most logical thing to do seems just to read the book at then sum it up – prepare its gist and describe your impressions, give your ideas and opinions on various aspects, …

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How To Make People Care About Your Book: 5 Tips

The latest revolution in the book publishing industry is the ebook, and it is right up there with the printing press. Suddenly, you could get any book you want at a lower price and environmentally-friendly format (no paper) any time you want it without leaving the house. Just put in …

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Ten Common Punctuation Mistakes You Need to Avoid Making

Ten Very Common Punctuation Mistakes  Having a good command of the language you are writing is always important. Grammar and spelling mistakes are never accepted, especially if you can easily avoid it. Not much attention is spent on punctuation check, even though the proper use is necessary. You could totally …

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How to Write Dialogue and Make It Sound Great

Writing great dialogue is not as simple as it might seem. There is no great screenplay without good screenwriters. Many screenwriters work for days, weeks and even month to come up with great dialogue. The importance of good dialogue is undeniable. For authors, it’s the same. You need to take …

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How To Find Great Book Titles For Your New Book

Do you check your book title ideas before you publish? The importance of finding ideas for good book titles for a new book is often overlooked by self-publishers. It is easy to think that the fiction title you have selected is fantastic, unique and attention-grabbing. But I wonder how many …

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How To Become An Author And What You Need To Start

You can dream of becoming the next bestselling author, but let’s do a reality check first You can write, but that doesn’t make you a writer. You’re a writer, but that doesn’t make you an author. You wrote a book, but that doesn’t make you an author. Almost everyone can write. …

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