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Basic Rules for Writers

Are there simple basic rules for all writers? I’ve been asked that question many times. There are books written to help writers write. Some are very good. The Chicago Manual of Style and A Handbook for Scholars are invaluable resources. … Continue reading

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Speaking Tips for Writers

Make your introduction brief. Like less than 30 seconds. If someone introduces you, skip the introduction completely, because you were just introduced. There’s nothing that stalls a presentation or performance more than a two or three minute monologue before getting … Continue reading

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Foreshadowing, a Useful Writing Tool

First, foreshadowing is hard, and it’s a tricky concept to grasp which doesn’t help matters. This should help you overcome this struggle. So what is foreshadowing? Simply put, foreshadowing is like “clues/hints” put in place BEFORE an event happens or … Continue reading

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Now Available…

Ezra’s Story; Saving Canis lupus Raymond Greiner List Price: $11.95 5″ x 8″ (12.7 x 20.32 cm) Black & White on White paper 130 pages ISBN-13: 978-1548658595 (CreateSpace-Assigned) ISBN-10: 1548658596 BISAC: Fiction / Action & Adventure The historical development of … Continue reading

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Writing Nonfiction

Eight preparatory steps necessary to successfully write a nonfiction book. Choose your topic. The first thing you want to do as you prepare to write a nonfiction book is choose a topic for your project carefully. This may seem like … Continue reading

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“To Be” or not “To Be”

How to Eliminate “To Be” Verbs Identify−Students need to memorize the “to be” verbs to avoid using them and to revise those that they have used in essays: is, am, are, was, were, be, being, been. Teach students to self-edit by circling … Continue reading

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Using the BISAC Subject Codes

What does BISAC stand for? BISAC is an acronym for Book Industry Standards and Communications. What are BISAC subject codes? The BISAC Subject Heading List (BSHL for short) is an industry-approved list of subject descriptors (or headings), each of which … Continue reading

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