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How to write stronger sentences with fewer adverbs

Use adverbs sparingly. At their best, they spice up a verb or adjective. At their worst, they express a meaning already contained in the sentence:<p>The …

Creative Writing

How to Write a Short Story from Start to Finish

by Joe BuntingI’m working on a new short story. However, it’s been a while, and I’m feeling out of practice, like I have to figure out how to write a …

10 Books About Motherhood You Need to Add to Your Reading List

When I became a parent, I craved stories about the experience of motherhood. I talked to friends about their anxieties, turned to relatives who might …

Two Questions For Choosing A Point Of View Character and Style

When writing a series, choosing both the point of view characters and point of view style are HUGE decisions an author must make.<p>AVALANCHE is the …

Creative Writing

The 25 Best Bedtime Stories of All Time

Getting kids ready for bed can feel like a constant struggle. One thing that makes it easier? A great read to trick entice them to put on their pj's …

How to Develop Story Ideas Into Amazing Stories

I often hear practicing writers ask, “What if I can’t think of anything to write about?” Sometimes they even have notebooks full of observations, but …

20 Creative Ways for Introverts to Make Money

Here are some job ideas for the thoughtful and independent introvert.<p>Introverts listen more than they talk, think before they speak, prefer spending time with a tight knit group of friends, colleagues and family over massive parties and constant networking. Introverts thrive in much different ways …

“The Couch to 80k” Writing Boot Camp: Take a Free 8-Week Podcast Course to Start Writing Fiction, or Even Finish a Novel

We've all read fiction, but how to go about writing it? Nobody has the definitive answer, and there, in the multiplicity of possible approaches, …

9 Writing Skills You Need to Have To Be Successful | Times Square Chronicles

9 Writing Skills You Need to Have To Be Successful<p>Which writing skills lead to success? How to develop them?<p>Read about writing skills; how to …