Category Archives: Writing Tips

Word Choice

As writers, we are familiar with the blinking cursor on a blank page. The quest for the right word to describe something seems never ending. The way a writer chooses to begin a scene, s/he is constricted by the choices s/he makes. For example, if I start a scene with a romantic sequence, I can

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Second Person POV

There are about a million articles about First-person and Third-person POV, so we’re not going to contribute to that (at least not for now). Let’s instead talk a little about Second-person POV. It is one of the most difficult points of view to master – the reason it’s so rare in fiction. It usually is

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Passive and Active Voice

The debate over passive voice and its antonym has reigned over for decades. Many writers – established and new – consider passive voice as incorrect and something that needs to be re-written. According to an article appearing in the Scribophile Academy, there are a lot of misconceptions about what passive voice actually is. According to

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Writing Style

The task of selecting a good book to read is becoming more arduous. With ebooks proliferating in the already crowded market, the reader’s chore is far beyond picking a genre. Critics‘ recommendations are not always reliable. The difficulty of being objective, now coupled with rewards given for writing good reviews, can lead to unwarranted praise.I discovered

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