Improve your characterization skills with the tips in this post.
Every writer has a "voice." It's a unique signature that combines the use of diction, punctuation, and syntax. Is this "voice" identical with writing style? How can a new writer cultivate his or her own unique voice? If you already have an author's voice, what can you do to polish it and take it to the next level? Read this article to find out!
Use the inverted pyramid to increase engagement, boost SEO, and escalate your social media presence. This is a time-tested writing style that gets to the point.
Every author has a unique voice. It's just a matter of finding it. In this article, fantasy writer Kyle Massa offers his tips on how to discover your authorial voice.
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.
“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.
How do you write a story that moves your readers?
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.
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.
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!
Pleonasms are common in speech but should be avoided at all costs. Do you have what it takes to diagnose and eliminate them from your writing?
While acronyms add a colloquial flair to writing, they are easy to misuse. If we’re not careful, improper usage will cause readers to cringe in pain.
Imagine a kindly, bespectacled woman with fresh, minty breath hovering over your shoulder as you pour words out on the screen. Her critical task is to help you make every word choice the best and to guide you to clearer, more concise sentences. She has your literary best interests at heart.
Legendary writing advice from a legendary comedian. Jerry Seinfeld has a lot to teach writers of all genres.