Write well. Write often. Edit wisely.
An examination of the storytelling modes to see how they effect story. Topics include narrative, dialogue, exposition, description, and narrative summary.
The basics on nouns, how they can be used, and how they can be identified.
Help for setting up and using dependent (subordinate) clauses. Tips include when to use commas.
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.
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.
This is Part 2 of Defining Genre. Included here is a breakdown of the major fiction genres and sub-genres.
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.