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How to write attention grabbing sentences: active vs passive construction #amwriting

With the huge number of novels available these days, it’s important to grab your readers’ attention immediately or they may never read past the sample pages Amazon offers. There’s lots of advice out there on writing those all-important opening lines – start with action, suggest something unusual, be controversial etc. – but I want to […]

Subtext #amwriting

Originally posted on Life in the Realm of Fantasy:
A good story is far more than a recounting of he said, and she said. It’s more than the action and events that form the arc of the story. A good story is all that, but without good subtext, the story never achieves its true potential.…

Do WOMEN write better than MEN? Survey by grammerly.com, #grammar checker #writing

Men versus Women Who are the better writers? And the survey says: This survey was conducted by grammarly.com As well as their service, check out their many educational sites: Grammarly on Facebook Grammarly on Twitter Grammarly on Google+ Grammarly on Pinterest Grammarly on LinkedIn Grammarly on Wikipedia   And remember these important writing rules:

50 Ways to Say ‘Villain’

Originally posted on Writers Write:
by Mark Nichol from Daily Writing Tips 1. Baddie: a bad person, especially a villain or a villain’s underling in a novel, a film, or a television program (usually lighthearted) 2. Beast: a reprehensible person, especially one with coarse, violent habits 3. Black sheep: an amoral, dishonorable person 3. Blackguard: a reprehensible person 4. Brute: a…