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Sizzling Summer Writing Prompts

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9 Query Letter Phrases That Get Results

9 Query Letter Phrases That Get Results

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80 Idioms with the Word Time

80 Idioms with the Word Time

Considering that time is such a critical element in our lives, it’s no surprise that the word time should crop up so often in English idiomatic usage. Here’s a list of phrases that refer directly to time. 1. a devil of a time: said of an ordeal 2. a legend in one’s own time: one…

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Grammar Quiz #3: Possessives

Grammar Quiz #3: Possessives

All but one of the following sentences demonstrate incorrect style for treatment of possessives according to The Chicago Manual of Style; revise sentences as necessary: 1. I walked over to the Smith’s house. 2. The assignment is to identify and discuss “Great Expectations”’s theme. 3. I went to my aunt’s and uncle’s anniversary celebration. 4….

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Formatting Book Titles in the Digital Age

A reader wonders why he is seeing book titles presented in all capitals: I’ve even seen publishers and editors do it, so I started thinking maybe I was misinformed. Typing book titles in all caps is a peculiarity of the publishing industry. According to The Chicago Manual of Style, the practice originated in the days…

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The Weird World Of Writer Superstitions

The Weird World Of Writer Superstitions

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Leaf Peepers, Hot Apple Cider, And Autumn Writing Prompts!

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Can Unpublished Authors Get Literary Agents? You Bet! Here’s How

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Top Ten Confused Words [C-D]

The words in the following list represent misunderstanding of the words’ meanings and not simply an inability to spell them correctly. This post covers words starting with the letters c and d (the a-b list is here). 1. canvas / canvass The OED and M-W both show the spelling canvas as a variant spelling of…

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