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Quiz in Formal Communication, with Answers and Explanations

Vocabulary Quiz #9: Formal Communication by Daily Writing Tips Image: Photofunia

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F Is for Fact-Checking

Originally posted on Write Through It:
Fact-checking is much in the news these days — or perhaps it’s the absence of it that’s much in the news. It used to be, and may still be, that top-quality magazines had fact-checkers…

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Self-editing: What are your options?

Originally posted on A Writer's Path:
? by Katie McCoach You’ve finished the first draft of your novel, now it’s time for revisions. We know that you’ll need a professional editor soon, but before that, what can you do…

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13 Week Rewrite: Week Seven – Temptation

Originally posted on MDellert-dot-Com:
This week, you’re rewriting up to the midpoint of your story. At this point, your protagonist experiences a temptation to retreat back to the familiar rather than going forward into the unknown. This temptation is a…

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Self-Publishing: Five Time-Saving Tools

Originally posted on A Writer's Path:
  ? by Hope Ann A writer’s life is filled with so much more than the mere creating of stories. There is editing and proofreading. Marketing and newsletters. Blogging and graphics. We can…

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I Watched As Filters Messed Up My Story

Originally posted on Dan Alatorre:
Yeah, we’ve all done it. You’re writing a story and the words are flowing and when you look up… it’s full of filters. What? What are filters? Glad you asked. . Using my unreleased manuscript…

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When Characters Become Sentient

Good characterization creates sentient beings who start to have minds of their own. It’s good for the author to listen, for they may have ideas that actually make the story better, as long as these ideas work with the whole. … Continue reading

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10 Tips For Editing Your Short Story

Originally posted on A Writer's Path:
? by Writer in Wedges So you have written your short story and cannot wait to release it into the world. But before doing that, it is important to take some extra time…

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Three Important Steps To The Writing Process

Originally posted on Allison Maruska:
I visited a rather unique place last weekend. It’s a temporary exhibit at the Denver Art Museum, and seeing as my family and I 1. Love Star Wars, and 2. mostly haven’t been to the…

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Lessons I Learned with My First Book

Finishing a first book is like ramming an icebreaker ship through unforgiving ice. Or making a path through three feet of snow. Or knowing the direction to travel through the woods but spending most of the hike looking for the … Continue reading

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