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Guidelines for writing Poems, Stories and Tales

How do you write a good attention grabber for a style analysis essay?

Here are 7 writing hooks that make readers want to find out what you will say in the rest of your essay. Interesting Question Hook. Strong Statement/Declaration Hook. Fact/Statistic Hook. Metaphor/ Simile Hook. Story Hook. Description Hook. Quotation Hook. How do you write an attention getter for an analysis essay? 5 Best Attention-Getters for Your […]

Avoid blending Fantasy and Sci Fi

Can you mix fantasy and sci-fi? Science fantasy is a hybrid genre within speculative fiction that simultaneously draws upon or combines tropes and elements from both science fiction and fantasy. Why are scifi and fantasy lumped together? Fantasy is stuff that absolutely does not exist on planet Earth, except in someone’s Imagination. Sci-Fi is someone’s […]

Screenplay vs Novel

Script writing involves a heavier reliance on spoken dialogue (the exception is voiceover, which filmmakers tend to use sparingly). In novels, characters are revealed through description and internal monologue, whereas screenwriters develop their characters through action and dialogue. Is it better to write a screenplay or a novel? A novel usually contains more words than […]

Misspelling and punctuation how to improve?

How can I improve my spelling and grammar punctuation? 7 Tips to Improve Your Grammar Skills Read. Reading may be the number one way you can improve your grammar skills. … Get a grammar manual. It is useful to have a thorough reference book nearby that you can consult when writing. … Review the basics. […]

Introducing a character in the third act?

How do you introduce a character in third person? How to start a novel in third person: 7 tips 1: Choose between third person limited, objective and omniscient. … 2: Begin with character action and description that raises questions. … 3: Avoid introductory character descriptions that read as lists. … 4: Remember not to use […]

Linear beginning or flash-forwards?

Are flashbacks linear or nonlinear? Traditionally, the flashback for a writer means a chunk of previous story that the writer drops into the narrative. This is non-linear narrative and we are so familiar and accepting of it, we don’t even notice, unless the writer does it badly. What is a flash-forward in a story? a […]

What do “p” and “pp” mean in the context of an index?

“p” is often used as an abbreviation for “page” and “pp” for pages, with or without a period, as in “found on p.Sep 10, 2014 What does P and PP mean? The APA style of referencing, which I have most frequently used, requires that p. is used for single page references or citations (Book Title, […]

What are some strategies to integrate historical facts to a storyline?

How do you turn history into a story? Here’s how to go about writing your own historical fiction with a healthy balance of historical accuracy and creative writing chops: Freewrite to brainstorm ideas. … Find an interesting way into a time period. … Do your research. … Build a world. … Don’t get bogged down […]