Tag Archives: literature

Advice for aspiring writers:

“Read, read, and read some more! Make sure you read a wide variety of stories: fantasy stories teach you about making up completely new worlds, crime-solving stories teach you about handling a complicated plot, stories with lots of characters teach … Continue reading

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Answers to Questions About Semicolons

  Here are three questions readers posed about use of prepositions and our responses. This sentence showcases my burning semicolon question: “That’s a great trick; best I’ve seen in ages.” I know the second clause in it contains no subject … Continue reading

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Quick Tips for Short Story Success

(From the Web Editor) 1. The main character should FACE a problem/challenge and not BE the problem. Having a main character who is deeply flawed and whom you will “fix” though the story plot does not work for young people. … Continue reading

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New Title Available from PTP Book Division

Literature affects our world in many ways, historically dating far back in human history. Before the written word, an assigned orator told stories and ancient cave drawing depicted narratives using figures and symbols. The stories and essays presented in this … Continue reading

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