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Articles by Kyle A. Massa

Kyle A. Massa is the author of the short fiction collection Monsters at Dusk and the novel Gerald Barkley Rocks. He lives in upstate New York with his wife and their two cats. Learn more about Kyle and his work at his website, kyleamassa.com.

The Eagle Problem: Why Authors Must Be Careful with Magic

The Eagle Problem: Why Authors Must Be Careful with Magic

Powerful magic is fun in theory, but it can ruin the logic of your plot. Kyle A. Massa covers one of the most infamous examples of this issue and the lessons authors can learn from it.

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Getting Through The Midpoint of NaNoWriMo

Getting Through The Midpoint of NaNoWriMo

We're halfway through National Novel Writing Month! Here are some tips on making sure you finish.

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Steven Pinker's 13 Tips for Better Writing

Steven Pinker's 13 Tips for Better Writing

Steven Pinker is an author, professor, and researcher who has some excellent advice for writers everywhere. In this post, Kyle A. Massa breaks down his 13 tips, offering commentary on each of them so that you can improve your writing.

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New ProWritingAid Feature: Edit Your Dictionary!

New ProWritingAid Feature: Edit Your Dictionary!

Want to edit the words in your ProWritingAid dictionary? Now you can! We'll show you how it works, where you can do it, and why it's a feature everyone's excited about.

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5 Amazing Apps for Mind Mapping

5 Amazing Apps for Mind Mapping

What is a mind mapping app? For that matter, what is mind mapping? In this article, we'll show writers everything they need to know about the world of mind maps.

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5 Fast Ways to Improve Your Writer's Website

5 Fast Ways to Improve Your Writer's Website

Want to make improvements to your writer's website? We'll show you how to reduce webpage clutter, improve your SEO, build with mobile in mind, and more.

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Dissecting the Trickiest Plurals in English

Dissecting the Trickiest Plurals in English

Are you getting these tricky English plurals wrong? In this post we cover plurals of all kinds, including regular, irregular, Latin, Greek, invariant, and more.

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When You Actually Should Use Passive Voice

When You Actually Should Use Passive Voice

There's an exception to every rule and it's no different with passive voice. Here are a few instances where you might actually want to use it.

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Crafting a Fictional Universe: Learning from Marvel Studios

Crafting a Fictional Universe: Learning from Marvel Studios

Want to create a fictional universe like Marvel's? You've come to the right place.

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What Is Irony and Why Do so Many People Get It Wrong?

What Is Irony and Why Do so Many People Get It Wrong?

What is irony? What's the right way to use it? Find out in this post!

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5 Helpful Tools for the Constant Blogger

5 Helpful Tools for the Constant Blogger

Do you love blogging? Us too! Here are some of our favorite tools.

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5 Tips My College Screenwriting Professors Taught Me About Writing Dialogue

5 Tips My College Screenwriting Professors Taught Me About Writing Dialogue

What can prose writers learn about dialogue from the world of screenwriting? Find out in this article!

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Series Arc: The Art of Telling Stories Over Multiple Volumes

Series Arc: The Art of Telling Stories Over Multiple Volumes

What are some ways to develop a story arc throughout a series? We'll show you!

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Do You Know the Key Differences Between UK and US English?

Do You Know the Key Differences Between UK and US English?

What are the key differences between UK and US spellings? We'll show you!

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The Best Way to Edit on Twitter

The Best Way to Edit on Twitter

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