Points of a Story: 6 Key Plot Points That Every Story Needs
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Points of a Story: 6 Key Plot Points That Every Story Needs

The article Points of a Story: 6 Key Plot Points That Every Story Needs appeared first on The Write Practice. One thing writers have told me consistently is that knowing story structure and the major plot points—or points of a story—makes writing great stories easier. But what are the main points of a story? How Read more

How to Choose PhD Supervisors | Proofed’s Writing Tips
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How to Choose PhD Supervisors | Proofed’s Writing Tips

So, you’ve decided to immerse yourself in the world of academia and study for a PhD? Unless you’re taking on a PhD studentship with an allocated supervisor (these are common in STEM subjects), you’ll need to propose your own project and find your own PhD supervisors to oversee your work.  Choosing a suitable supervisor may Read more

How to Cite a Lecture or Lecture Notes in APA | Proofed
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How to Cite a Lecture or Lecture Notes in APA | Proofed

Lectures are useful sources of information in academic writing. But how do you cite a lecture or lecture notes using APA referencing? In this post, we will explain the basics of in-text citations and reference list entries for published lecture notes, video recordings of lectures, and unrecorded lectures. Citing Published Lecture Notes in APA Referencing Read more

What is a MacGuffin?
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What is a MacGuffin?

by Eldred Bird In my last WITS post, Everything has a Story, I mentioned “The Maltese Falcon”. This movie revolves around what is arguably one of the most famous examples of a plot device known as a MacGuffin (sometimes spelled McGuffin). So, what is it? Definition of a MacGuffin Webster defines a MacGuffin as an Read more

9 Massive Career Mistakes to Avoid Making as a Writer
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9 Massive Career Mistakes to Avoid Making as a Writer

How To Avoid Career Mistakes Afraid of career mistakes? You are not alone … Being a writer is not the easiest of career path choices. You can be the most talented and hardworking writer out there, but if you make any of these ten career mistakes your career will hardly get off the ground. Here Read more

Word Choice: Need vs. Knead | Proofed’s Writing Tips
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Word Choice: Need vs. Knead | Proofed’s Writing Tips

The words “need” and “knead” sound identical, but they don’t mean the same thing. In this post, we explain how to use these words correctly in your writing. Need (Require Something) “Need” is most often a verb that means “require something because it is essential or very important.” For example, we could use it in Read more

Navigating a Story Identity Crisis
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Navigating a Story Identity Crisis

by Karen Debonis If I had a dollar for every time I asked myself, “What is my memoir really about?” I’d probably have enough money to hire a pricey publicist. Although at the rate my manuscript is coming together, I may never need a publicist. My endless work-in-progress has been “finished” five times since I Read more

5 Lies Writers Torture Themselves With About Their Careers
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5 Lies Writers Torture Themselves With About Their Careers

Lies, Lies, Lies Following my previous post about the lies writers tell themselves, I thought it would be good to do a follow up. This time I’m concentrating on the lies writers tell themselves about their CAREERS. Ready? Then let’s go … 1) ‘I’m running out of time’ Lots of Bang2writers fret about this very obvious Read more

How to Write a Farewell Email to Co-Workers
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How to Write a Farewell Email to Co-Workers

You’ve handed in your letter of resignation, and even if a formal announcement hasn’t been made, word has probably got around the workplace that you’re leaving. Even so, it’s good manners to personally say goodbye to your colleagues, and sending a farewell email is the perfect way to do it. Follow our five top tips Read more