7 Legal Tips for Writers

7 Legal Tips for Writers

Plenty of writers make it through their entire careers without any legal troubles. But there are plenty out there who don’t. And while we tend to think of the big and the bad suits like defamation and copyright infringement, there are many kinds of legal trouble you can get into regarding your finances or contracts. In this article, we review 7 tips to protect your career and keep things running smoothly.

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Does It Sound Right?

Does It Sound Right?

We could spend every waking moment learning grammar rules and still not have them all mastered. And that would leave zero time to actually write anything. Luckily for each of us, there’s a surefire way to avoid learning the majority of grammar rules while still adhering to them.

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Changing Passive Voice to Active Voice

Changing Passive Voice to Active Voice

What is the passive voice, anyways? As writers, we know that the passive voice is bad. But why? And if it is so bad, how do we fix it? We take a look at what the passive voice is and a new feature to fix it in ProWritingAid.

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Growing The Writing Cooperative

Growing The Writing Cooperative

“The Coop” is more than just a Medium publication — it’s a community. And it’s growing. The motto of The Writing Cooperative is, “Helping each other write better”. This phrase ultimately guides all that we do.

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How to Tell Personal Stories That Will Touch Readers

How to Tell Personal Stories That Will Touch Readers

How do you write a story that moves your readers?

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Me or I: Setting the Record Straight

Me or I: Setting the Record Straight

When to use “me” instead of “I” is an important rule to learn. Selecting the wrong pronoun will ruin your writing and turn readers against you. Unlike “who” vs. “whom”, learning when to use “me” or “I” is very easy to learn.

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Let’s Get Possessive

Let’s Get Possessive

Defining possessive nouns is tricky. There are several unique rules that can confuse even the most seasoned writer.

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Fiction Archetypes that Sell Like Wildfire

Fiction Archetypes that Sell Like Wildfire

Fiction writers don't start from scratch. They can utilize existing character and story archetypes, personality and emotional types, and the goals and the fears of each type. Combining them in a strong storyline is almost a guarantee for creating best-selling works.

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To ‘to’ or not to ’too’: that is the question!

To ‘to’ or not to ’too’: that is the question!

Getting tripped up on the differences between “to” and “too” happens often. When do you use a single “o” and when do you use two? While this is one of the most common grammar mistakes, the rule is easy to master.

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How to Write With Conviction

How to Write With Conviction

Do you have what it takes to write an amazing persuasive essay? Follow this updated version of the hamburger method and start persuading your audience!

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