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idioms

Nine Idioms Traced To Their Origins

We use idioms all the time — after all, these phrases came into use because their figurative meanings can really make a point. But the origins of many common idioms are not easy to guess.
dialogue tag

Dialogue Tags: When “Said” Doesn’t Say Enough [Infographic]

"Said" is usually the best solution when attributing a statement to a character, but there are times in your book or short story where a more specific qualifier would do a lot to paint a complete picture.
dystopian novel

Writing Dystopian Novels In Dystopian Times

Given the current environmental and social climate — and the worldwide pandemic — you'd think people would avoid dystopian fiction. Not so...
best sentences

Pick The Best Sentences In Your Favorite Books (and try to match the quality)

What makes a standout sentence to you? Studying works you love can help you focus on writing great sentences that make an impact on your story and your readers.
story world

Creating Your Own Rules: How To Build A Story World

Rules are weighty and can produce some of the most significant sentences you'll write. They build your story world, immerse your reader, and produce consequences.
writers and coronavirus

The Coronavirus: The Elephant In The Room

As a writer, what do you do if your book is set in the present, but the Coronavirus pandemic thwarts your story? Adapt? Ignore? It's a question on a lot of writers' minds. We'd like to hear from you.
clear message

Dramatic Times Call For A Clear Message

Writing about of-the-minute events, politics, and movements can be highly intimidating but deeply necessary. Do the work and make your voice heard.

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