Month: February 2021

Poetic Forms – Haiku

February 23, 2021

This week we will highlight an ancient yet popular poetic form that originated in the beautiful country of Japan. Haiku is an ancient Japanese poetry that evokes natural imagery and definite yet unstated emotional response in short unrhymed lines. They come in various short verses, and the most common form is a three-line poem with […]

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3 Tips for Writing About Controversial Topics in Fiction

February 21, 2021

Readers love controversy.  Fiction writers, on the other hand, may find it challenging to write something contentious and provocative. Writing a fictional piece about a controversial issue can be challenging because many readers have strong feelings toward them. Here are pieces of advice to help writers pen controversial yet moving fiction. 1. Stick to the […]

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Shadow Research and Writing Something Outside Your Experience

February 20, 2021

A great novel is compelling and relatable. As writers, we often create something that is solely based on our personal experiences. However, that is not always the case. We can still effectively write something even if it is something we haven’t experienced.  Shadow research in writing is crucial to tell and portray a story or […]

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When to Capitalize Job Titles?

February 18, 2021

When to capitalize a job title is a tricky question in writing.  There are certain circumstances where you need to capitalize a job title. The standard rule of thumb is that job title capitalization depends on its placement in a sentence and its intended use. Here are some instances where you need to capitalize a […]

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