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WhiteSmoke uses artificial intelligence to correct your writing errors

popsci shop<p>Produce perfect grammar, style, spelling, and punctuation<p>When you spend all day writing emails and reports, it’s easy to make typos. Unfortunately, it only takes one misplaced letter to cause serious embarrassment. WhiteSmoke is a top-rated app that uses intelligent algorithms to spot …

Artificial Intelligence

Don’t Procrastinate! Use These 8 Tips To Get Your Writing Back On Track

We’re all guilty of procrastination at some point — usually for tasks that rank low on our happy list, like scheduling a root canal or cleaning the …

Procrastination

Three things nobody told you about writing a book

Books are mysterious. Until you’ve written one, it’s hard to imagine how anyone ever manages to write one.<p>I wasn’t one of those kids who always …

Writing

Nine of the Most Violent Works of Literary Fiction

Most works of literary fiction aren’t heavy on the violence. After all, where’s the time, with all that wordplay and character development filling up …

Literature

Ginger Page is the 24/7 writing tutor you need on any device

Ever fielded a text or email so chock full of typos and grammar errors that it felt less like reading and more like code breaking? The sad fact is that the advent of quick, on-the-fly digital communication has done its fair share of damage to the English language.<p>Unfortunately, if you suffer from a …

How do you write a novel? Leading Irish writers including Sebastian Barry and Louise O'Neill explain...

We all have a book in us, but just how do you get it out on paper? Some of Ireland's best writers tell Caomhan Keane what it takes to get the job done<p>…

15 of the Best YouTube Channels for Writers

We write a lot about great blogs, courses, books, etc. for writers, but there’s a whole ‘nother realm of resources we’ve never explored with you …

Writing

How To Write A Novel: Step By Step

Thinking about writing a novel? Don’t know where to start? It’s not that hard, if you really want to do it. I guess that really is the first step. …

Do Your Characters Talk too Much? When to Use Indirect Dialogue

Shares 215<p>…and How to Solve 9 Common Dialogue Problems.<p><b>by Anne R. Allen</b><p>I’ve been looking over some of my much-rejected early work and discovered my …

So Christianity is no longer the norm? Going underground will do it good

Young people rejecting religion is not bad news for Christianity: the faith needs to embrace its weirdness and mystery<p>It’s quite a statement. “Christianity as a default, as a norm, is gone, and probably gone for good,” said Prof Stephen Bullivant this week, in response to figures showing widespread …

Game of Thrones

How to edit your novel

Editing your novel is one of the absolute most important things you will do as a writer.Nearly anyone can write a first draft. Very few possess the …

Writing

Top Websites for Fiction Writers to Share Their Writing

So you’ve written a story and don’t want to self-publish or have it sit in a literary agents slush pile? But also want to post your work online and …

18 Life-Changing Tips For Keeping A Journal

Maybe you should write these down...in your journal!<p><i>Note: Submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.</i>

Productivity

From Inspiration to Publication: 13 Best Websites for Authors and Writers

<b>Once upon a time… writers did the writing, editors did the editing, and publishers did the publishing. This is still the case with many fiction and</b> …

21+ Completely Free Stock Photo Resources

<i>This is a guest post by Max Therry, an architecture student who is fond of photography and wants to become a professional photographer. He is also</i> …

Web Design

7 Novels To Pick Up When You Need Creative Inspiration, But Don't Want To Read Another Book About Writing

I have a dark and terrible confession to make, internet: I'm not that into "how-to" books. Don't get me wrong, I've most certainly delved into the …

5 Authors on How, Why and Where They Write

<b>The most pervasive advice writers give and receive is “just write.” It’s insulting in its simplicity but it’s enduring because it’s true.</b> Translating …

Good Writers Borrow, Great Writers Remix

This morning I took my cup of coffee and laptop to a desk to work on an old short story I’ve been kicking around when I made the greatest mistake any …

Literature

So You Want to Read Portal Fantasy: Here’s Where to Start

Generations of readers have taken the journey through C. S. Lewis’ magical wardrobe and into the world of Narnia, and for good reason: It is a …

Ultimate grammar cheat sheet

If the very mention of the word sends you running from your keyboard, you’re not alone.Both native and non-native speakers find the quirks of the …

Public Relations

The best children’s books of 2017

<b>Age 0-4</b><p><b>Katinka’s Tail</b> <b>by Judith Kerr</b><p>(HarperCollins)<p>From the beloved creator of Mog and <i>The Tiger Who Came to Tea</i>, this feline adventure – featuring the snow-white Katinka and her unusual tail – will enthral toddlers with its gentle, gold‑flecked domesticity.<p><b>Pick a Pine Tree</b> <b>by Patricia Toht</b><p>Illustrated …

Books

Why Even New Writers Need to Prepare an Author Bio

Shares 238<p><i>Even new writers need to keep an author bio on hand.</i><p><b>By Anne R. Allen</b><p>The author bio on your social media, blog or website is one of the most …

How To Research A Historical Fiction Novel, According To YA Author Erin Bowman

You may only associate the term "world building" with writing science fiction or fantasy, but it is just as important when writing historical …

Get to Know the 12 Disciples of Jesus Christ

We find the names of the 12 apostles in Matthew 10:2-4, Mark 3:14-19, and Luke 6:13-16:<p><i>And when day came, he called his disciples and chose from them</i> …

15 Fantastic J. R. R. Tolkien-isms to Live By

"Short cuts make long delays."<p>This weekend marks the 44th anniversary of author J. R. R. Tolkien’s passing. The <i>Hobbit</i> and <i>Lord of the Rings</i> creator …

Literature

Eight rules for writing historical short stories

The idea, I suppose, first came to me 13 years ago, as I was driving across the country, touring for my first book – a set of linked short stories …

Creative Writing

Overused and Tired Words

A Tip for Effective Writing<p>When writing an essay, term paper, or report, you should always try to use words that convey your meaning both vividly and …

20 of the Best Free Online Tools for Writers

Several of my favorite writing tools that will boost your productivity<p>Once upon a time, the typewriter was the only piece of technology a writer had …

World's Top New Testament Scholar - Christians Need To Read The Gospels Through Ancient Jewish Eyes

I’ve written here about New Testament scholar N.T. Wright and his most recent book, <i>The Day the Revolution Began</i>. The book was published recently and is now being made available in an online course format. The book (and the course) will bring insights to even the most seasoned student of the …

Theology

Omniscient Narrator: How to Work with an Old-Fashioned Storytelling Voice – Marylee MacDonald Marylee MacDonald

<b>I am a student of fiction writing. This is one of the best discussions about using an omniscient narrator I have seen. This is one of those blog</b> …