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6 Ways to Painlessly Proofread Your Work

6 Ways to Painlessly Proofread Your Work

“You wrote a great story, but it needed a proofreader.” No one likes to hear that their writing is full of mistakes. Whether we’re submitting to a website or writing a story for family, we slave over our words. We don’t want our masterpieces diminished by typos.

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How to Use Details in Action Sequences

How to Use Details in Action Sequences

“Be specific,” they say. “It will help your story,” they say. This is good advice, but it’s not always true. “Be specific” does not mean “be specific with every word you write.” The wrong kind of details won’t help, especially in action sequences. Painting a vivid image is all about balance.

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Enliven Your Story’s Descriptions by Infusing Them with Character

Enliven Your Story’s Descriptions by Infusing Them with Character

A unique setting isn’t about how you describe it, but about how a character perceives it. Everything in a story revolves around characters, including setting. Descriptions are not foreign elements that must be incorporated solely because characters need a place to plant their feet. Showing the setting through the eyes of a character gives it purpose, direction, and meaning.

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5 Stylistic Mistakes Most Writers Overlook

5 Stylistic Mistakes Most Writers Overlook

Writers tend to treat the fine points of writing like chemicals in a science lab. Some jumble style and grammar in an intellectual test tube, uncertain which combination will produce the desired effect. Others avoid the subject because they’re worried it might encumber their creativity and make their writing monotonous.

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