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Nouns—The Parts of Speech (1)—Writing Essentials

April 30, 2014 by Fiction Editor Beth Hill

The basics on nouns, how they can be used, and how they can be identified.

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Treating Dependents and Subordinates Properly

July 12, 2013 by Fiction Editor Beth Hill

Help for setting up and using dependent (subordinate) clauses. Tips include when to use commas.

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Narrative Modes in Fiction—Telling Your Story (Writing Essentials)

June 24, 2013 by Fiction Editor Beth Hill

A introduction to the narrative modes of fiction—action, dialogue, description, exposition, and thought—and a brief discussion of how they can be combined in novels.

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Sampling, Borrowing, Homage, and Plagiarism (Writing Essentials)

November 1, 2012 by Fiction Editor Beth Hill

Plagiarism is an issue for writers and teachers and anyone with ties to the writing profession. A look at plagiarism—what it is and how to avoid it.

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Defining Genre Part 2 (Writing Essentials)

October 29, 2012 by Fiction Editor Beth Hill

This is Part 2 of Defining Genre. Included here is a breakdown of the major fiction genres and sub-genres.

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Defining Genre Part 1 (Writing Essentials)

October 27, 2012 by Fiction Editor Beth Hill

Fiction genres have conventions that allow readers to know what they can expect from a novel in the genre. An in-depth look at fiction genres, including reasons for writers to use genre conventions as they write. An article from the Writing Essentials.

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