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What do Mark Twain’s The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series have in common? They both feature memorable use of character accents and regional ...

Jan 17, 2020


“Kill your darlings” is a common piece of advice given by experienced writers. You kill your darlings when you decide to get rid of an unnecessary storyline, character, or sente...

Jan 17, 2020


Poetry is often associated with rhyming. Though the medium contains non-rhyming forms, learning to incorporate rhyme into your work is an essential skill for any novice poet to ...

Jan 17, 2020


Before you start your first draft, you should spend some time crafting believable characters and making sure you understand their backstories in addition to their wants and need...

Jan 17, 2020


Great fiction writers, screenwriters, playwrights, and even non-fiction writers weave subtext through their work to communicate a more layered and nuanced message than what appe...

Jan 17, 2020


A good metaphor is a valuable tool for a writer and one of the many literary devices that can evoke powerful images and connections in a reader’s mind. There are many different ...

Jan 17, 2020


For some authors, one of the harder parts of the creative writing process is knowing how to come up with story ideas. It takes more than just waiting for lightning to strike—a w...

Jan 17, 2020


The term “page-turner” denotes an informal category of books including thriller novels, action-adventure stories, mystery books, suspense writing and any other type of story tha...

Jan 17, 2020


Journalists all over the world contribute to most major United States news outlets and help spread international news. These reporters are called foreign correspondents.

Jan 16, 2020