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How to Do Anthropomorphism Like Brian Jacques

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Have you read any of the Redwall series by Brian Jacques? If you haven’t, it’s a delightful YA series featuring a host of animals behaving like humans, with characteristics, emotions, and sword fights straight out of the Hero’s Journey. And Good vs. Evil in every book. It’s full-on anthropomorphism wielded by a master.What is anthropomorphism?

What You Need to Know About the Pacing Check

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Pacing is what moves your story forward quickly and slows the action down so your readers can catch their breath and learn more about your character’s thoughts. Think about time unfolding in your novel and the time your scenes span. Now think about how pacing differs depending on what your story needs at the moment.

5 Tips for Generating Original Content for Your Blog

How to Create and Stick to a Writing Schedule

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Don’t like math? Skip this article then because figuring out a writing schedule to stay productive involves a few numbers.

Why Writing Helps you Figure Out What You Believe

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Where do you stand on the current political environment or the latest hot button issue? What’s your opinion on where your country is headed? What do you really believe about your current leaders?

DELETE: Extra Content for Plagiarism Checks webpage

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Plagiarism is using someone else’s ideas, thoughts, and words without giving them proper credit. The word "plagiarism" is from the Latin root for "kidnapper." It means theft of someone else’s words, work, or ideas and passing them off as your own.

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The Oxford comma has been the deciding factor behind $10 million lawsuits. Need more reasons to start using the Oxford comma? Click here!

What’s with ProWritingAid’s Word Count?

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You may have noticed that ProWritingAid’s word count differs from others, like MS Word, Scrivener, Google Docs, and even Grammarly. There’s a very simple reason for it: each program counts words with apostrophes, numbers, hyphens, commas, periods, and other characters differently.Examples

How I Write While on the Go

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Traveling, even that for work, enriches our lives and provides ample material for our writing. The key is to capture those moments without getting overwhelmed in the moment. Your writing will grow as will your ability to reflect on the experience.

The Essential Reading List: Romance

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Continuing our Essential Reading series this year, we’re focusing on romance novels, from the classics to the breathless reads of today’s masters. We scoured several sources, but the two main ones upon which we built this list are National Public Radio’s "Happy Ever After: 100 Swoon-Worthy Romances" and Goodread’s "Best Top Romance Novels of All Time." Let’s get right to the meat.1. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

How to Do Anthropomorphism Like Brian Jacques

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Have you read any of the Redwall series by Brian Jacques? If you haven’t, it’s a delightful YA series featuring a host of animals behaving like humans, with characteristics, emotions, and sword fights straight out of the Hero’s Journey. And Good vs. Evil in every book. It’s full-on anthropomorphism wielded by a master.What is anthropomorphism?

What You Need to Know About the Pacing Check

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Pacing is what moves your story forward quickly and slows the action down so your readers can catch their breath and learn more about your character’s thoughts. Think about time unfolding in your novel and the time your scenes span. Now think about how pacing differs depending on what your story needs at the moment.

Are You a Night Owl or an Early Bird?

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What is the best time to write—early in the morning or late at night? Or in other words, what kind of "fowl" are you: a night owl or an early bird?

Does it sound right?

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We could spend every waking moment learning grammar rules and still not have them all mastered. And that would leave zero time to actually write anything. Luckily for each of us, there’s a surefire way to avoid learning a majority of grammar rules while still adhering to most of them.

Why be perpendicular when you can be parallel?

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Parallel structure is a vital tool for all writers. When structure is parallel, the reader’s flow is uninterrupted. When structure is perpendicular, the reader is is thrown off and the content weakened.

11 Types of Queries that Win Writing Assignments

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A freelance writer is an entrepreneur, who's responsible for generating new leads, getting clients, and producing deliverables. For this, you'd need to make yourself known to editors and corporate clients. One of the proven methods is by pitching them.

In this article, we'll discuss the 11 types of query e-mails to send out based on the types of publication and their business statuses.

How to Create and Use a Novel Character Bible / Deep Character Background Animates Your Novel

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How to create a character background bible for a novel and use the details to create conflict, enhance tension, and keep readers reading.

A Name By Any Other Name Can Change Your Story / Title Your Novel for Maximum Visibility

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Steps to choosing a title for a novel. How to brainstorm titles, compare them to other titles in your genre, and test for feedback from readers.

Is Your Novel Idea Worth a Book?

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Try these six story exercises to test your idea for a novel. Avoid wasting time on an idea that doesn’t work before making a commitment to an entire novel.

Is Your Web Writing Ready for Conversational Search?

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Learn how to write content for the new conversational search on voice devices to provide the one answer customers want. Author Zara Altair provides a strategy and eight steps to get started.