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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.

Phoneme: Definition and Meaning

Phoneme: Definition and Meaning

Have you ever wondered how many sounds there are in the English language? Phonemes are the basic sounds of a language. Learn all about English phonemes in this article.

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WYA Meaning and Usage

WYA Meaning and Usage

Find out what WYA means and when to use it in your writing.

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Busyness: Definition and Meaning

Busyness: Definition and Meaning

What does busyness mean? Find out all about the definition, meaning, and correct spelling of busyness so that you can use it in your writing with confidence.

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How Do You Spell 14? Spell This Number Correctly in English

How Do You Spell 14? Spell This Number Correctly in English

Number words are tricky. Here's what you need to know about how to spell 14 and when to write it out in a sentence.

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Can You Start a Sentence With a Preposition?

Can You Start a Sentence With a Preposition?

There are so many rules around prepositions that it’s easy to get confused. Can you start a sentence with a preposition? Find out in this article.

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How to Make Your Essay Better: 7 Tips for Stronger Essays

How to Make Your Essay Better: 7 Tips for Stronger Essays

What's the best way to improve your essay writing skills? Check out our top seven tips on how to make your essay better.

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How to Edit an Essay

How to Edit an Essay

Do you know the best way to edit an essay? Check out top six tips on how to edit an essay to perfection.

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What Is Incremental Plagiarism?

What Is Incremental Plagiarism?

Incremental plagiarism occurs when you insert "increments" of someone else's words in your own writing without giving them credit. Here's how to identify incremental plagiarism so you can avoid it in your writing.

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Vivid Verbs: How to Use Them (With Examples)

Vivid Verbs: How to Use Them (With Examples)

What are vivid verbs? Here's what you need to know about choosing the best verbs in your writing.

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How to Write the Date Correctly

How to Write the Date Correctly

With so many different ways of writing the date, it's easy to get confused. In this article, we cover exactly how to write the date in different formats.

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Daily Grind: Definition and Meaning

Daily Grind: Definition and Meaning

What does the daily grind mean? The idiom "the daily grind" is an old phrase dating back to the mid-19th century. Here's what this common phrase means and how to use it in your writing.

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Patchwork Plagiarism: What Is it and How to Avoid It

Patchwork Plagiarism: What Is it and How to Avoid It

Patchwork plagiarism and patchwork paraphrasing involve patching together words and ideas that aren't your own without proper attribution. Find out all about patchwork plagiarism and how to avoid it in your writing.

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WSP Meaning: What Does It Mean and Stand For?

WSP Meaning: What Does It Mean and Stand For?

Has someone ever texted you "WSP" and you have no idea what they meant? Find out what this internet slang abbreviation stands for and how to use it.

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The 4 Types of Irony

The 4 Types of Irony

What are the four types of irony and how are they used in storytelling? Learn all about irony in literature with popular examples in this article.

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Simple Subject: What Is It? (With Examples)

Simple Subject: What Is It? (With Examples)

What is a simple subject in a sentence? In this article, we'll discover what a simple subject is and how to use it in your writing.

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