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Articles by Hannah Yang

Hannah is a speculative fiction writer who loves all things strange and surreal. She holds a BA from Yale University and lives in Colorado. When she’s not busy writing, you can find her painting watercolors, playing her ukulele, or hiking in the Rockies. Follow her work on hannahyang.com or on Twitter at @hannahxyang.

20 Most Common Grammar Mistakes (and How to Fix Them)

20 Most Common Grammar Mistakes (and How to Fix Them)

Whether you’re writing an email, an article, or an entire book, you want to make sure your writing is free of grammatical errors. This article helps you avoid the 20 most common grammar mistakes.

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Best Adjectives to Describe a Person

Best Adjectives to Describe a Person

Adjectives are a useful tool for bringing your characters to life. Use our list to find the right words to describe a person, adding detail and specificity to your writing.

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These: Definition and Meaning

These: Definition and Meaning

“These” is a determiner or pronoun that we use to point to a specific group of people or things. Here's how to use it in your writing.

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How to Write Poetry: A Beginner's Guide to Poetry

How to Write Poetry: A Beginner's Guide to Poetry

Have you wanted to try your hand at writing poetry but worried about where to start? In this article, we outline five tips that will get you up and running, even if you've never written poems before.

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Worldbuilding Basics: A Beginner's Guide to Creating a Fictional World

Worldbuilding Basics: A Beginner's Guide to Creating a Fictional World

How do you build a compelling fictional world that feels as immersive as our own? This article will give you a comprehensive guide for building your own fantasy or science fiction world.

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Predicate: Definition & Meaning (with Examples)

Predicate: Definition & Meaning (with Examples)

The predicate is the part of a sentence that contains the verb. Read this article to learn about the different types of predicates and how to use them in your writing.

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How to Write an Inciting Incident for Your Novel

How to Write an Inciting Incident for Your Novel

Read this article to understand what an inciting incident is, what great examples look like in popular fiction, and how to write a compelling inciting incident for your novel.

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APA Citation Format Guide: Everything You Need (with Examples)

APA Citation Format Guide: Everything You Need (with Examples)

APA Style is one of the most common formats used for papers related to the social sciences. Learn how to use APA Style to format your paper correctly.

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Watershed Moment: Definition, Meaning, Examples

Watershed Moment: Definition, Meaning, Examples

The term “watershed moment” is an idiom that refers to an important event that changes the direction of history. Learn how to use it in your writing.

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What Are Reflexive Pronouns?

What Are Reflexive Pronouns?

A reflexive pronoun is a pronoun that ends in -self or -selves. Learn how to use reflexive pronouns correctly in your writing.

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Compound Sentences: Definition & How They're Used (With Examples)

Compound Sentences: Definition & How They're Used (With Examples)

A compound sentence is a sentence with at least two independent clauses. Learn what a compound sentence is and how to construct one.

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Man vs. Technology: The Conflict Between Man and His Creations

Man vs. Technology: The Conflict Between Man and His Creations

Man vs. technology conflict is a powerful tool for authors to explore existential questions and create fast-paced action. This article will define the term, discuss examples in literature, and show you how to use this conflict type in your own writing.

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Direct Characterization: What It Is and How to Develop It in Your Writing

Direct Characterization: What It Is and How to Develop It in Your Writing

Direct characterization refers to the way a writer explicitly describes a character's traits in the narration of a novel or story. This article will teach you how to use this literary technique to enhance character development in your writing.

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Skills to Put on a Resume: 100 Best Examples of Hard & Soft Skills

Skills to Put on a Resume: 100 Best Examples of Hard & Soft Skills

Hiring managers are looking for specific hard and soft skills on your resume that will demonstrate your ability to succeed in the role. Learn from these 100 best resume skills examples what skills you should include to make your resume shine.

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Subjective vs. Objective: What's the Difference?

Subjective vs. Objective: What's the Difference?

The word "objective" describes information that’s based on verifiable facts, while "subjective" describes information that’s based on personal opinion. Learn all you need to know about using subjective vs. objective in your writing.

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