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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.

Then vs. Than: How To Use Each Correctly

Then vs. Than: How To Use Each Correctly

"Than" and "then" are two words that sound alike but have different meanings and uses. In this article, learn how to use "than" versus "then" correctly.

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Affect vs. Effect: Which One Is Correct?

Affect vs. Effect: Which One Is Correct?

It's easy to confuse affect and effect. Affect is usually a verb, meaning to impact or change. Effect is usually a noun, meaning the result of a change. Learn more in this article.

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How to Develop Must-Have Customer Service Skills

How to Develop Must-Have Customer Service Skills

Your customer service team is the number one touchpoint for your customers after a sale. But providing great customer service is an art form. Here are 5 of the top skills your team needs to give customers the best experience every time.

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Customer Service Scripts: When (and When Not) to Use Them

Customer Service Scripts: When (and When Not) to Use Them

Customer service scripts can be a great tool for your team to cut down on response times and boost your QA scores. But like most tools, they need to be used carefully. Read our guide on how to write great customer service scripts and when (or when not) to use them.

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Em Dash: What It Is and How to Use It

Em Dash: What It Is and How to Use It

Use an em dash to set off parenthetical information. In this article, we explain what an em dash is and how to use it.

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Novel Outlining: 4 Ways Maps Can Help You Plot Your Story

Novel Outlining: 4 Ways Maps Can Help You Plot Your Story

Maps don't have to be just a pretty feature for the front of your book. They can help you plot a detailed, realistic story. Here are four ways you can use maps to plan your novel.

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Our Favorite Google Extensions, Apps, and Add-ons to Make Teaching Easier

Our Favorite Google Extensions, Apps, and Add-ons to Make Teaching Easier

Google has changed the education game, but are you using it to its full potential? Check out these 12 amazing Google apps, extensions, and add-ons to use in your classroom.

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5 Fun Writing Exercises to Help You Craft Amazing Characters

5 Fun Writing Exercises to Help You Craft Amazing Characters

If you're tired of generic character inventories and you need fresh ideas to create realistic, compelling characters, try these five writing exercises.

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8 Great Books to Celebrate Women's History Month All Year Round

8 Great Books to Celebrate Women's History Month All Year Round

March was Women's History Month, and we discovered some incredible reads. Check out these eight great fiction and non-fiction books to enjoy all year round.

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8 Things Fanfiction Teaches Authors and Readers About Writing

8 Things Fanfiction Teaches Authors and Readers About Writing

Fanfiction might conjure images of nerdy teens and bad love stories, but it's actually a passionate world of writers. Here are eight valuable lessons we can learn from the fanfic community.

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How to Use Dan Harmon's Story Circle to Plot Your Novel

How to Use Dan Harmon's Story Circle to Plot Your Novel

Dan Harmon, creator of Rick and Morty, has created a plot structure that works for almost every story. Here's how to use the Story Circle to plot your novel.

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3 Best World-Building Apps for RPG Gamers and Fantasy Writers

3 Best World-Building Apps for RPG Gamers and Fantasy Writers

What do tabletop gamers, game designers, and fantasy authors have in common? They all need the perfect world-building program. Here are our three favorite apps to build the world of your dreams.

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20 Great Writing Prompts to Liven Up Your Classes

20 Great Writing Prompts to Liven Up Your Classes

If you and your students are tired of the same old essay prompts, check out this list of 20 fresh topics to get kids excited about writing again.

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British English Versus U.S. English: What You Need to Know

British English Versus U.S. English: What You Need to Know

Sometimes the differences between British English and American English are confusing! This article looks at the four key areas of difference and how to ensure consistency of usage in your writing.

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5 Ways Bilingual Writers Can Benefit from Writing Apps

5 Ways Bilingual Writers Can Benefit from Writing Apps

A good writing program does more than check spelling. It can be a valuable tool for bilingual writers and non-native English speakers. Find out how you can improve your writing and how ProWritingAid can help in this article.

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