How Passive Voice Turns People Into Criminals

How Passive Voice Turns People Into Criminals

Passive voice can be dangerous, especially when it comes to how society views responsibility within a crime. We take a stand against passive voice once and for all.

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Writing Fiction? Watch Out for These 10 Common Mistakes

Writing Fiction? Watch Out for These 10 Common Mistakes

Struggling from a case of writer's block or wondering what's blocking you on the path to publication? Read on to ensure that you're not making any of these fatal writing errors...

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Webinar Replay: The Anatomy of Prose: How to Breathe Life into Your Story with Sacha Black

Webinar Replay: The Anatomy of Prose: How to Breathe Life into Your Story with Sacha Black

Do your characters feel... lifeless? Learn how to breathe life into your story and characters in this upcoming webinar with author Sacha Black.

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Color or Colour: Things to Check When Writing for a British Audience

Color or Colour: Things to Check When Writing for a British Audience

As someone who lives and runs a business in the UK and has travelled extensively in the US, I can tell you from first-hand experience that there’s a world of difference between the way Americans and Britons do things. Here's how to adapt your writing to a British audience.

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6 Ways to Develop Your Authentic Writing Voice

6 Ways to Develop Your Authentic Writing Voice

Struggling to find your own unique authorial voice? Follow these six steps and you'll be writing your authentic self in no time!

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Our Favorite YouTube Channels for Writers

Our Favorite YouTube Channels for Writers

Have you discovered the AuthorTube world? Here are ten of the best writing channels on YouTube.

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7 Legal Issues Writers Should Avoid at All Costs

7 Legal Issues Writers Should Avoid at All Costs

Plenty of writers make it through their entire careers without any legal troubles. But there are plenty out there who don’t. In this article, we review 7 tips to protect your career and keep things running smoothly.

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Edit Your Funding Application, Increase Your Bottom Line

Edit Your Funding Application, Increase Your Bottom Line

We all know that you can work for the greatest organization in the world, doing the most amazing things, but if your fundraising application is poorly written, you aren’t going to get the funds. Here are 7 ways an editing tool can improve your writing and ultimately increase your bottom line.

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Why You Should Try Epistolary Storytelling

Why You Should Try Epistolary Storytelling

Epistolary storytelling is a fun technique for any writer. Here's what it is, what to do with it, and why it's fun.

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The Secret to Unique, Memorable Writing

The Secret to Unique, Memorable Writing

With so much content out there today, it's hard to catch people's attention. The key to increasing engagement? Get personal. It's your one true advantage.

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Action Beats: The Author's Multi-Tool

Action Beats: The Author's Multi-Tool

Action beats are often used in lieu of dialogue tags to show body language and to denote who is talking. But action beats are also useful for showing characterization, setting, and even world-building!

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Autocrit vs. ProWritingAid: How They Stack Up

Autocrit vs. ProWritingAid: How They Stack Up

How does ProWritingAid stack up against online editing tool AutoCrit? We've carried out direct comparisons according to a number of criteria. Spoiler alert: ProWritingAid offers more levels of writing analysis than AutoCrit and costs less!

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Starting a Sentence with “And” or “But” – Should You Do It?

Starting a Sentence with “And” or “But” – Should You Do It?

You can forget what you were taught in school – it is okay to start a sentence with "and" or "but" after all. Here's why.

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5 Tips to Writing Eye-Catching Headlines Readers Need to Click

5 Tips to Writing Eye-Catching Headlines Readers Need to Click

Writing a headline that converts doesn't have to be difficult. Use these five tips to help you write eye-catching headlines that your readers won't be able to resist.

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How to Revive an Old Writing Project

How to Revive an Old Writing Project

Check back through your archives. You'll probably find a project you abandoned, and maybe you'll want to return to it. If so, here's how!

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