Alison Gely

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Commonly Confused Words: How To Avoid These Grammar Gaffes

<i>By Writer's Relief staff:</i><p>There are some grammar guidelines that, no matter how often you review the rules, some writers are still going to mess up. And not just fresh-faced, inexperienced writers, but also seasoned authors who know their way around a style guide. One of the most common grammatical …

How to Create a Character Sketch Using Scrivener

How do you create compelling characters?<p>Nothing is born in a vacuum. Characters don’t emerge fully formed. Creating compelling characters is a …

Writing

Write your best with Grammarly.

Write Confidently EverywhereGrammarly helps you write mistake-free on Gmail, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and nearly anywhere else you write on the …

Creative Writing

100 Writing Practice Lessons & Exercises

by Joe BuntingWant to become a better writer? Perhaps you want to write novels, or maybe you just want to get better grades in your essay writing …

Creative Writing

Aspiring writer? J.K. Rowling has some advice for you

<b>J.K. Rowling is one of the biggest inspirations for people who dream of making a living from writing.</b><p>She started the <i>Harry Potter</i> series while dealing …

6 Monsters Killing Your Writing Ability

When was the last time you sat down to write, and all you could generate was the flashing cursor on your screen? Has it ever happened to you? Recently, I was writing a post for my site and encountered a severe case of "what am I supposed to write next?" I identified these six monsters and took …

Creative Writing

Essay Writing Ideas, Topics, and Publishing Tips

Tips for developing essay writing ideas<p>Around here, we’re usually so focused on fiction, poetry, and journaling that we often forget about another …

Automating Layouts Bring Flipboard’s Magazine Style To Web And Windows

Good layout design frames a story and impacts how you are informed by the content. For example, in the hallways of Sports Illustrated, editors hang up every page of the print edition to be reviewed and manually tweaked before publication.<p>When you read Flipboard, articles and photographs are laid …

20 "Forgotten" Words That Should Be Brought Back

Languages are living things that shift and evolve over time. If you look at the history of the English language, from Anglo Saxon through the Great …

Self Control

If You've Never Used These English Idioms, You're Probably Not a Native English Speaker

Idioms that English speakers are accustomed to may be difficult for ESL students to understand. Here are 20 of the most common ones, and what they …

Celebrated Writers on the Creative Benefits of Keeping a Diary

<i>“You want to write, you need to keep an honest, unpublishable journal that nobody reads, nobody but you,”</i> Madeleine L’Engle counseled in her advice to aspiring writers. W.H. Auden once described his journal as <i>“a discipline for [his] laziness and lack of observation.”</i><p>Journaling, I believe, is a …

10 Writing Tips From Stephen King

Have you ever felt so truly inspired to write a novel—and then had no idea what to write about? Have you ever felt the crippling doubt that comes …

Study Tips for Visual Learners

Having an idea of your <b>learning style</b> can help you to grasp material more easily and to remember it for longer periods of time. If you’ve determined …

3 Literary Devices You Should Be Using in Your Writing

by Emily WenstromLiterary devices can be great tools in your writer’s arsenal to help you illustrate your stories and points in a way that invites …

Creative Writing

Strengthen Your Story Concept: Interest, Story Generators, and Playing What-If

Translating an interesting idea into a good story starts with finding the story in the idea. It’s very easy to be excited by something and want to …

3 Tools, 1 Unique Process

Turn reluctant writers into students who love to write<p>Help your students reach their full potential as writers by stimulating their critical thinking …

Vocabulary