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Each month we post a new writing exercise with examples.
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Prepositions Can be Confusing
Are you confused by Prepositions? Prepositions can be mystifying. We hope this article will clear up some of the mystery. A preposition shows the relationship between its object and another word in the sentence. We say prepositional phrase because a preposition needs a noun to make sense. The noun completes the phrase. Example: Up Read More »
How to Tease Your Readers With Hints
Category: tension/conflict I love hints. They are one device to keep the reader engaged in your story. A hint can point your readers in the direction you plan to take your character or it can be a diversion to keep the reader guessing about what will happen. I like to keep the readers wondering, so they Read More »
Villains, How to Create Sensational Villains
Every great story requires conflict. Villains are a fantastic source of conflict. A villain is something or someone who complicates life for the main character. In order for the hero/heroine to be strong, honorable and passionate, the writer must create a villain who is just as strong, evil and passionate. The more we despise Read More »