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A metaphor is a figure of speech. They help to explain an idea or make a comparison. They describe an object or action in a manner that isn't literally true, but gives the reader a clearer view of the author's perspective. Here are some things to know about metaphors: Metaphors state that...
If you could use three words to explain your personality to someone, which words would you use? Maybe all that popped into your head was "I'm a person" or "Need a job." If so, you're in the right place. Writing a bio isn't easy; it's always a challenge to...
When you use the correct tone, your writing can become so much more than words on a page. Tone is what allows writers to build a new world with deeply complex characters. Author and sensitivity reader Dennis Norris II stated that if he remembers the language of something he...
When you write something, it needs to follow a certain flow. While this can certainly happen automatically, you can improve the flow of your writing by paying close attention to your techniques. Here are a few tips on helping you write with rhythm:  Keep Shifting Phrases and Words When writing, keep...
Getting right into it, the words between and among are very different. Here’s how: Between:  When referring to a one-to-one relationship, that’s when you can use between. Among: When referring to relationships that are not indistinct or nonspecific, you can use among. Now that you’re aware of the main difference between the...
Updated May 14, 2021 What are direct and indirect objects?  How do we identify them in in a sentence? Well, in short, a direct object is what receives the action that the sentence talks about. It is directly affected by it. While an indirect object is something/someone for which/whom this action is...
Writing Prompts Prompts are an excellent tool for writers to get started on their ideas. Even if you are not a professional, learning how to use writing prompts will bring your projects to the next level. What Is A Writing Prompt? Writing prompts can save you from writer’s block and help you...
Without even realizing it, you reach for them every day in your speech and writing. What are they? Conjunctive adverbs. And although you may not consciously think about them, it’s crucial to have a firm grasp on just what the heck a conjunctive adverb is. And understand how to...
Walking into DSW for the first time searching for a new pair of shoes can be overwhelming—so many options and styles to choose from! The same can happen to a writer as you start scrolling through that long list of font styles in MS Word. And with hundreds of...
Contractions in business writing… to use or not to use… that is the question. The art of business writing challenges you to strike that perfect balance between sounding friendly and approachable while maintaining a high level of professionalism. Contractions can be a useful tool to help you do just that....