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Articles by Krystal N. Craiker

Krystal N. Craiker is an author and freelance writer. She is the author of the Scholars of Elandria fantasy series. When she isn't writing, you can find her playing board games and volunteering. Krystal lives in Texas with her husband and two adorable dogs. Visit her website or follow her on Instagram.

Infinitive Phrase: 24 Examples & Definition

Infinitive Phrase: 24 Examples & Definition

What is an infinitive phrase? An infinitive phrase can enhance your sentence in several ways because it can function as a noun, adjective, or adverb. Find out how to use them with these 24 infinitive phrase examples.

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Dependent Variable: Definition and Examples

Dependent Variable: Definition and Examples

What's a dependent variable in research? How do you identify a dependent variable? Check out these explanations and examples to learn exactly what a dependent variable is and how to use it in your research reports.

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Stream of Consciousness: What Is It & How To Use

Stream of Consciousness: What Is It & How To Use

Stream of consciousness writing has a long history, and it is still used today. This guide covers everything you need to know about stream of consciousness, including how to use it in your own writing.

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Man vs. Man: What Is This Type of Conflict in Literature?

Man vs. Man: What Is This Type of Conflict in Literature?

Man vs. man is a type of external conflict in literature and storytelling. Here's what you need to know about this type of conflict, along with great examples of bestselling man vs. man books and movies.

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Chekhov's Gun: What It Is and How to Use It in Your Writing

Chekhov's Gun: What It Is and How to Use It in Your Writing

Anton Chekhov said that a rifle on the wall in chapter one should go off by chapter three. In this guide, find out all about the principle of Chekhov's gun in literature and how to use it in your story.

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What Is a Metaphor? Definition, Meaning, and Examples

What Is a Metaphor? Definition, Meaning, and Examples

What is a metaphor? Find out everything you need to know about this figure of speech, from metaphor examples to the different types of metaphors.

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Simple Sentence: Definition & Meaning (with Examples)

Simple Sentence: Definition & Meaning (with Examples)

Simple sentences are one of the four type of sentence structures in English. A simple sentence is a sentence that contains only one independent clause. Check out the simple sentence examples and explanations in this article.

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Independent Clause: What It Is Explained with Examples

Independent Clause: What It Is Explained with Examples

An independent clause expresses a complete thought. What does this mean, and what's the difference between an independent and dependent clause? Here's everything you need to know about independent clauses and how to use them in your writing.

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Fantasy Characters: 4 Common Traits & Ideas on Creating Them

Fantasy Characters: 4 Common Traits & Ideas on Creating Them

Even if your fantasy character has magical powers and pointy ears, readers want to believe your character is real. Here are the four things you need to know to craft realistic, relatable fantasy characters.

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What Is a Possessive Noun? How to Use Possessive Nouns in Your Writing (with Examples)

What Is a Possessive Noun? How to Use Possessive Nouns in Your Writing (with Examples)

Nouns that show ownership or belonging are called possessive nouns. There are also 13 possessive pronouns. Discover the difference between singular and plural possessive nouns and pronouns, including when and where to add an apostrophe.

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Man vs. Nature: Handling Conflict in Writing with Examples

Man vs. Nature: Handling Conflict in Writing with Examples

Man vs. nature is a type of conflict that remains popular in literature and in Hollywood. This guide to the man vs. nature conflict tells you why it's still relevant and includes examples from movies and books.

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What Are Subjects and Predicates?

What Are Subjects and Predicates?

Subjects and predicates form the basic parts of a sentence. But these can get tricky, especially when you get into elements like compound subjects and complete predicates. Here's everything you need to know about using subjects and predicates in your writing.

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Sociopath vs. Psychopath: Get It Right

Sociopath vs. Psychopath: Get It Right

Hollywood has sensationalized the terms psychopath and sociopath. Many people use them interchangeably, but there are some key differences. Find out the difference between sociopath vs. psychopath and learn how to use them correctly in your writing.

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50 Examples of Oxymorons

50 Examples of Oxymorons

From Shakespeare to Fall Out Boy, oxymoron is a versatile literary device. What is an oxymoron? Find out the definition and dozens of examples in this article.

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Character vs. Supernatural Conflict in a Story

Character vs. Supernatural Conflict in a Story

Person vs. supernatural is a type of external conflict that has existed in fiction and storytelling for thousands of years. Find out everything you need to know to write this type of conflict and check out our favorite character vs. supernatural examples from literature and pop culture.

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