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Writing Exercises to Improve Your Craft

Writing Exercises to Improve Your Craft

Outstanding fiction and nonfiction writers have something in common: they have mastered the art of wordsmithing, the ability to choose just the right combination of words to exude the intended reaction from the reader. This is a skill that takes time to develop and...
The Importance of Mastering Tone in Writing

The Importance of Mastering Tone in Writing

Mastering tone is all about understanding your audience. When a writer develops a deeper understanding of this audience—their motivations, interests, and ideals—then effective communication becomes more natural. Specific lines in novels and stories can hold...
Easy Ways to Polish Your Writing

Easy Ways to Polish Your Writing

Rough drafts are meant to be just that—rough. No one has produced a masterpiece on the first go. Beloved staples of the literary canon have undergone countless iterations, subjected to scrutiny and fine-tuning that some might see as insanity. One example of this...
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How the Pandemic Has Changed the Way We Write

How the Pandemic Has Changed the Way We Write

The pandemic has changed the way we do just about everything, including the way we write. That might not come as much of a surprise to you if you are a writer, but it’s still an interesting fact. Physically, there isn’t much of a difference between the way...