Chris Mosby

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Step-By-Step Guide to Essay Writing

Writing an essay is like making a hamburger. Think of the introduction and conclusion as the bun, with the "meat" of your argument in between. The …

The best writing of the week, April 13

Your Sunday reading<p>We all know the feeling. You're sleepless in the sad hours of the night or stumbling around early on a hazy weekend morning in need of something to read, and that pile of unread books just isn't cutting it. Why not take a break from the fire hose of Twitter and RSS and check out …

Don’t Write What You Know

Why fiction’s narrative and emotional integrity will always transcend the literal truth<p>Every Wednesday, I teach an introductory fiction workshop at Harvard University, and on the first day of class I pass out a bullet-pointed list of things the students should try hard to avoid. Don’t start a story …

Writing and reading decrease our sense of... • literary jukebox

Writing and reading decrease our sense of isolation. They deepen and widen and expand our sense of life: they feed the soul. When writers make us shake our heads with the exactness of their prose and their truths, and even make us laugh about ourselves or life, our buoyancy is restored. We are …

How To Improve Everything You Write In 3 Minutes Or Less

Congrats! You're about to receive a makeover.<p>On April 9, Twitter announced plans to roll out a new site design, and everyone seems to think the renovations look suspiciously like Facebook.<p>Among the updates, according to CNN:<p>Much larger profile photo and header image.<br>• Sort a person's tweets based on …

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Made You Look: The Secret to Writing Great Titles

Why did you click on this article? Hopefully, it's because you were intrigued by the promise made in the title. From novels to blog posts, a title can entice a reader to open a book or click on a link...or encourage them to move on to the next one. Here's how to write titles that tempt instead of …

Writing

Tanya Landman's top tips for writing historical fiction

My fascination with history started when I was about seven-years-old and discovered Stig of the Dump. Strictly speaking it's not a "historical novel", but as anyone who's ever read it (and if you haven't read it go away and do so now!) will remember there are the magical chapters when - on …

How to avoid common mistakes in science writing

In science writing, as in life, a good checklist can prevent embarrassing mistakes. Here is one that will help you dodge some common pitfalls<p><i>The Wellcome Trust Science Writing Prize, in association with the Guardian and the Observer, is open for entries. The closing date is 11 May 2014</i><p>The most …

The Basic Characteristics of Effective Writing

Experiences in school leave some people with the impression that good writing simply means writing that contains no bad mistakes—that is, no errors …

8 Writing Strategies for People Who Say They Can't Write

If you want to launch and grow a business, chances are you're going to have to put words on the page. Probably many words on many pages. Which means there's no room for saying you "hate writing" or "can't write."<p>In many cases, the more important the writing task, the more the would-be writer …

Creative Writing

How to Write a Great Science Fiction Novel in 7 Easy Steps

<i>Max Barry's book Lexicon was voted fourth best science fiction novel of the year by Goodreads, and now he's put together a (mostly serious) list of</i> …