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

5 Ways to Keep Your Protagonist Proactive
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5 Ways to Keep Your Protagonist Proactive

By Janice Hardy (@Janice_Hardy) Get your protagonist up off the couch and into the story. When I was six, I wrote a series called Dog City that followed the adventures of a team of dog archaeologists as they searched for a lost city of, you guessed it, dogs. It was all of four books, bound Read more

Cop Week, Part 2: Inspiration For Your Own Cop Story
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Cop Week, Part 2: Inspiration For Your Own Cop Story

Your Own Cop Story ConsultingCops.com are back for part 2, this time with inspiration for your own cop story. I think these snippets of info and suggestions are fascinating and offer some real food for thought. If you are writing a cop story, make sure you check them out … they’re the real deal! Don’t Read more

Cop Week, Part One: How Police Work
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Cop Week, Part One: How Police Work

All About Cop Stories  Want to write a cop story? One of the most popular posts on B2W in the past six months has been Top 5 Mistakes Writers Make With Police Characters. Since cop dramas and novels are so popular and savvy Bang2writers prize both accuracy and authenticity, it’s not difficult to see why. Read more

Children’s Book Week: 6 Types of Books for Children
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Children’s Book Week: 6 Types of Books for Children

Early May each year, publishers, parents, educators, and writers combine their powers for Children’s Book Week, an event that promotes literacy and the joy of reading among children. If you want to write a kids’ book yourself, though, it helps to know the conventions of books aimed at different age ranges. With that in mind, Read more

How to Write Faster: A Series on How to Finish a First Draft in 6 Weeks
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How to Write Faster: A Series on How to Finish a First Draft in 6 Weeks

The article How to Write Faster: A Series on How to Finish a First Draft in 6 Weeks appeared first on The Write Practice. Do you get nervous starting a book? Does it take you forever to write that book, and because of this, you eventually end up giving it up? Learning how to write Read more

What Triathlons Taught Me About Writing
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What Triathlons Taught Me About Writing

By Miffie Seideman When people find out I’m training for another Ironman triathlon, they usually ask me why I would spend countless hours working towards a single goal that I might not even win (or finish?). Wait until they find out I’m a writer! Honestly, though, triathlon is a wonderful sport. It’s full of very Read more

5 Short Story Collections You Should Read | Proofed’s Writing Tips
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5 Short Story Collections You Should Read | Proofed’s Writing Tips

May is Short Story Month, a time when we celebrate reading and writing short stories. As such, we’ve compiled a list of five short story collections we think everyone should read, from old classics to stories by innovative new authors. 1. Classic Short Stories Few short story collections can boast a roster of names like Read more

How to Marry Your Social Media and Content Marketing Strategies
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How to Marry Your Social Media and Content Marketing Strategies

When you think about social media marketing, content may not be the first thing that comes to mind. Yet it’s the very thing that makes it possible to market on social media. The posts you create, the images you share, the captions you write are all “content.” So without content, there’s no social media marketing. Read more