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Grammar tips: How to use end punctuation when writing a direct quote

The business of integrating direct quotes into writing confuses many people, so let's take a brief look at the rules. Perhaps the first thing to remember is that punctuation goes inside the quotation marks. So, to state this as a direct quote: “The first thing to remember is that... More

Analysis of how to write an article

Writing an article is a social activity. That may sound strange, especially if you do your writing while sitting all alone in a room. But there are three parties who partake in the experience of the article - you, your publisher, and your readers.To analyze something means to look into it more... More

Reasons attitude impacts successful writing

Having the right attitude leads to greater writing success. Writers with a bad attitude, or who are negative in their outlook, have less success than writers with a more responsible, open minded and positive attitude. [1] A responsible attitude to writing prevents misleading information being... More

How to create an online magazine

With the introduction of page turning software it is now possible for just about anyone to create their own online magazine that looks as visually appealing as any publication found at news stores. There are also a number of websites dedicated to hosting online magazines, offering anything from... More

How to avoid going off subject while writing an article

Writing an article features some tricky aspects that experienced freelancers are usually able to overcome. Beginners can easily fall in these traps, spending more time on rewriting and editing the problematic parts of the text.Going off subject is one of the most commonly committed mistakes. As... More

How a script writer should watch a movie

As a screenwriter, it's important that you watch movies as often as possible. You can learn things from good, bad, and mediocre films, as long as you watch them critically and pay attention. If you have the time, ideally you should watch a movie twice. The first time should be watching it like... More

How expansion of vocabulary aids citizen journalism

A writer with a limited vocabulary is like an artist with a small palette. It makes it hard to spread out to new topics, new styles or techniques, and new audiences. Words are the tools of description and the means for creating interest. They can create variety and anticipation or monotony and... More

How to recognize good writing advice

Writing advice seems to be everywhere - it's certainly easy to find.  What can be hard, though, is know which advice will help you, which advice won't help you, and which advice might actually harm you by sending you down the wrong path. The best advice for you will be advice that fits in... More

How to write a novel series

Constructing a multiple-plot story over time While creating a single novel can be an ambitious project in itself, there are some extra actions you can take if you already have a series concept in mind. If you prepare well from the very beginning, you'll save a lot of time and energy long-term as... More

How to Use ‘i.e.’ Versus ‘e.g.’

Commonly confused. The abbreviations "i.e." and "e.g." are commonly confused. This zone will clear up the difference once and for all so that you can use these abbreviations correctly and with confidence. [donate]Instructions ... More