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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Can Unpublished Authors Get Literary Agents?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

Writer’s Relief, Inc. Writer’s Relief, Inc. is a highly recommended author’s submission service. Established in 1994, Writer’s Relief will help you target the best markets for your creative writing. Visit their website at http://www.writersrelief.com to receive their FREE Submit Write Now! newsletter (today, via e-mail), which contains valuable leads, guidelines, and deadlines for writing in…

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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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Should You Make Book Comparisons In Your Query Letter?

Should You Make Book Comparisons In Your Query Letter?

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Are You Ready For Publication? 10 Signs That You’re On The Brink Of Breaking In

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Verb Review #5: Adverbial Clauses

Clauses function as one of three parts of speech: adverb, adjective, or noun. This review is about adverbial clauses (also called “adverb clauses”). Reminder: A clause is a group of words that contains a finite verb. A finite verb shows tense. For example: sing, walked, was thinking, is living, etc. Finite verbs are also called…

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Etymons and Lemmas

If you understand the meaning of etymon and lemma in the two following statements, you may want to skip this post: Papyrus is the etymon of paper. An etymological dictionary gives the etymons or etymologies of its lemmas. An etymon is the antecedent form of a word. It’s the word or any of the separate…

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Poets and Writers Beware

Poets and Writers Beware

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Top 10 Confused Words in English

1. affect / effect These two words have specialized meanings in psychology, but in ordinary speech and writing, affect is most often used as a verb meaning “to act on or to cause a change” and effect as a noun meaning “a change that is the result of some action”: How will the move to…

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Who vs. That: Rule or Stylistic Choice?

On this language site and others, readers often question a writer’s choice of that instead of who to refer to a person. Here are some typical comments: As the word “that” [in this sentence] refers to human beings, shouldn’t the relative pronoun be “who”? English is my second language, and it hurts to see the…

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