Writing With Confidence – 4 Steps To Becoming A Confident Writer

November 8, 2011

Writing with confidence is something you will have to build up overtime, but it doesn’t come easily, it requires dedication to the cause. You need to get to a point where you feel great about your writing, and know that it is on a par with writers you admire. Here are 4 key steps you […]

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Writing Books For Children Under Ten – 5 Things To Consider

October 31, 2011

1. Define Your Age Group You need to decide just how old the children that will read your writing are going to be. This will determine the difficulty level of wording and grammar you use. Decide on your target age group and check your work frequently to make sure you’re focusing on that child 2. […]

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How To Write A Letter To Someone You Don’t Know

October 28, 2011

 The traditional way to address someone you don’t know in a letter has always been Dear Mr. or Dear Mrs./Ms, but then, what if you don’t know whether the person you are writing to is a man or woman. For example, names like Drew, Jordan or Alex could be man or woman, and of course, […]

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Cockney Rhyming Slang

October 25, 2011

A Cockney is someone born within earshot of the bells of St Mary le Bow church in Cheapside, London. Commonly, this is known as being born within the sound of the Bow Bells. Opinion over why cockney rhyming slang was developed is divided. Some say it enabled thieves to speak among themselves without being understood, […]

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What Is Creative Writing?

October 24, 2011

The term creative writing is bounded around with the presumption that everyday people, and us writers for that matter, know what it is. However, it isn’t simply about writing something interesting or “outside the box”. The term creative writing is used broadly, but actually refers to the expression of feelings and emotions, often in a […]

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Redundant Writing – Phrases To Avoid

October 21, 2011

We are all guilty occasionally of redundant writing, and in truth it isn’t easy to avoid all the time. But there are redundant phrases that can make a writer look a little silly at times. Redundant refers to verbosity and duplication, which is fine in everyday speech, but unforgivable in professional writing disciplines. Here are some redundant […]

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What Is An Oxymoron?

October 10, 2011

 Sounds like a wart removing cream of some description, I know, but actually it’s a figure of speech that combines two apparently contradictory terms. Oxymoron is adapted from the 5th century Latin “oxymoron”, which is derived from the Ancient Greek oxus, meaning sharp, and mōros, meaning dull. The plural can be either oxymorons or oxymora. The most common […]

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How To Become A Better Writer – One Word At A Time

October 7, 2011

How many new words have you learned since you left school or college? I am guessing a handful, perhaps 10-20 at the most. I am guilty, too. It took me ages to get my behind into gear and start leaning new words that would improve my writing. It’s insane when you think about it. You […]

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How To Cure Writer’s Block In 5 Easy Steps

September 30, 2011

1. Don’t Try Writing Crazy right? My number one tip is not to write. This might rile the purists but it works for me. I do a release on writing; I just let it go. There is no point in forcing yourself to do something you aren’t inspired to do. Writing is about creativity and […]

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10 Greek Words Used In English Writing

September 27, 2011

The Greek language has had considerable impact on the English dictionary, and while it is normally Latin that gets a favorable mention, today we honor some great Greek words used in everyday English writing. 1. Kudos To give kudos is to offer fame, glory or high recognition of achievement. Note that in American English usage, […]

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