Word Choice: Earn vs. Urn | Proofed’s Writing Tips
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Word Choice: Earn vs. Urn | Proofed’s Writing Tips

“Earn” and “urn” sound the same, making it easy to get them confused. But these words are spelled differently and mean different things. To make sure you don’t mix them up in your writing, then, check out our guide below. Earn (Receive Something Due) “Earn” is a verb that usually means “receive money for work”: Read more

Deep POV: 6 Key Details to Use in the Beginning of a Book (and Beyond!)
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Deep POV: 6 Key Details to Use in the Beginning of a Book (and Beyond!)

The article Deep POV: 6 Key Details to Use in the Beginning of a Book (and Beyond!) appeared first on The Write Practice. So, you’ve got an intriguing story idea and you’re picturing some of the scenes in your mind, eager to get them down on paper and begin wowing readers. But unless you ground Read more

10 Reasons Why I Love Writing Flash
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10 Reasons Why I Love Writing Flash

By Sudha Balagopal I wrote big, then went small. I discovered the art of writing small fiction or flash fiction after having two short story collections and a novel published. My first flash piece was published in 2016, when the form cast the initial spell on me, fascinating me with its versatility, immediacy and energy. Read more

Building Great Characters: A Guide for Writers
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Building Great Characters: A Guide for Writers

Take a gander at the above picture. What can you infer about the man in this photo? Go ahead, take your time. All set? Alright, let’s compare notes. I think this character is a fun-loving guy. Seems like he’s outdoorsy, in good shape, probably a runner, maybe even a former (or current) track and field Read more

5 Tips for Writing a Brilliant Business Report | Proofed’s Writing Tips
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5 Tips for Writing a Brilliant Business Report | Proofed’s Writing Tips

Companies use business reports to analyze information and inform decisions. But how do you write an effective business report? We have a few tips to share: Plan your business report based on what you want to achieve. Structure your report carefully so that it is easy to follow. Make your report easy to skim read Read more

6 Writing Tricks That Grab Readers’ Attention
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6 Writing Tricks That Grab Readers’ Attention

How To Grab Readers’ Attention In any storytelling technique, the first word, phrase or sentence is usually what grabs the reader’s attention. This phenomenon is especially true in fiction where you have an opening that immediately draws the reader in. In content marketing (aka blogging!), this phenomenon is known as the ‘hook’ appeal. Hook appeal Read more

Show, Don’t Tell: The Secret to Great Writing with Show and Tell Examples
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Show, Don’t Tell: The Secret to Great Writing with Show and Tell Examples

The article Show, Don’t Tell: The Secret to Great Writing with Show and Tell Examples appeared first on The Write Practice. You’ve heard the classic writing rule, “Show. Don’t Tell.” Every writing blog ever has talked about it, and for good reason. Showing, for some reason, is really difficult. Yet, it’s also one of the Read more

Grammar Tips: Subject and Object Complements | Proofed’s Writing Tips
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Grammar Tips: Subject and Object Complements | Proofed’s Writing Tips

In grammar, a complement is a word or group of words that completes something. Many phrases and clauses need a complement to make sense. As such, knowing how subject and object complements work can help you to write clearly. Subject Complements A subject complement follows a linking verb in a clause to describe or reidentify Read more

Serialization Storytelling- Part 2 Vella
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Serialization Storytelling- Part 2 Vella

By John Peragine There has been quite the buzz about Kindle’s new offering- Kindle Vella. It has not launched quite yet. Insiders tell me it will be in June 2021. But, authors can start creating stories right now. So what is Vella, and why all the hubbub? Vella allows you to create stories as a Read more

Negative Adjectives: Over 800 Examples You Can Use
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Negative Adjectives: Over 800 Examples You Can Use

Contents: An adjective is a word that describes a noun. Use adjectives to enhance comprehension of a person, place, or thing to add emotional wallop. Used as a technique, adjectives add specificity and emotional charge to your writing. In fiction, an emotional connection with your reader ignites a bond that makes them care about your Read more