How to Write About Food: Earn Money From Your Hobby
Do you love food and eating out, and want to earn your living by writing about them? Here are some tips to get you started.
Good Research Topics for High School Students
The best high school research paper topics are narrow enough to fit within the limitations of the assignment, but broad enough that there will be adequate information available. The topics on this list have both of these qualities.
How to Include a Ghost in Your Fiction Writing
The following guide gives writers helpful information on how to build ghosts in their stories. It covers reasons why ghosts appear in stories, special traits they have, and how stories about ghosts have changed over time.
How to Write About a Winery for a Fiction Story
Wineries make for beautiful settings in stories. It can be hard to get the right information to accurately describe them. I've created a guide for you with free resources about wineries. I've also included important details you'll want to note about your wine setting.
How to Design a Fictional House for Your Story
The following is a guide on how you can design a house or other living space for your novel. This guide has information on the general and specific things you may want to consider for the house. There are also resources listed for where you can get inspiration.
How to Write Fiction About a Town or City You've Never Visited
One of the most important parts of a novel is the setting. Books often center around a particular location. If you're writing about a town, there are some ways you can learn about it without having to travel all the way to it.
How to Promote Your Book Online
Getting published doesn’t end the promotional process. If you want to sell books and make a living as an author, you have to build your online presence and promote your work regularly to generate interest, increase sales, and grow your audience.
How to Submit Short Stories to Magazines or Anthologies
This article details the general submission guidelines when submitting your short stories to magazines or anthology collections.
How to Write a Curse or Prophecy in Your Fiction Writing
Developing a curse or prophecy in fiction is challenging. As the author, you'll need to work out the specifics to create something that is believable. Curses and prophecies will inherently cause your audience to have expectations.
8 Key Takeaways From the Google Technical Writing Course
A common question in technical writing forums is whether to take up a course to master the nuances of technical communication. A course like the Google Technical Writing Course can help kickstart your technical writing journey. The best part? The training is entirely free.
How to Publish Your Book on Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP)
A step-by-step guide on publishing your manuscript on Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) on Amazon.
How to Create a Fantasy or Sci-Fi Race From Scratch
This article contains steps to making a strong, interesting, and believable fictional race for your book, video game, or D&D session.
100 Things I Learned After Writing 100 Articles on HubPages
To celebrate 100 articles written for the HubPages platform, I've listed 100 lessons I'd like to share.
Avoid Basic Romance Writing Mistakes
I've read. I've written. I've asked. I've researched. And the result is a collection of faux-pas that amateur romance writers commit. Agree? Disagree? Share in the comments. Read on for some of the common mistakes that beginning romance writers often make. Learn to avoid them yourself!
How to Write Your First Feature Length Horror Screenplay
Learn how to bring your terrifying stories to life with this helpful guide on writing your first feature length horror screenplay.
How Reading Improves Your Writing
Trying to get better at writing, but don't know how? Has anyone ever told you that reading improves your writing? It's true: the easiest way to improve your writing is simply to read! Here's how reading can improve your writing!
How to Write a Thousand Words per Day Without Really Trying
Consistency in writing seems a daunting task, but keeping score using free and accessible tools like Microsoft Excel can help move a writer toward a goal. Explained here is a method that results not only in significantly increased output, but improved writing skills through regular practice.
140 Chinese Magical Terms to Use When Writing Fantasy Stories
Looking for Chinese magical terms to imbue your fantasy stories with an oriental touch? Here’s an extensive list to choose from.
How to Write a Good Thesis Statement: 7 Steps You Need to Know
Once you learn how to write a good thesis statement, it becomes much easier to tackle research papers, essays, and other types of writing. Seven steps may sound like a lot of work, but once you master them, all your writing becomes easier.
Advice on Writing and Creativity From Famous Black Authors
Writing can be a completely daunting task that involves a lot more than technical skills and facility with language. To finish what we start, most of us need more. We need a perspective on writing that sustains us. This article looks at sustaining perspectives of legendary African-American authors.
Ideas and Tips for Making Your HubPages Article Longer
The article provides some tips for expanding the length of your article. Although I use most of these techniques, I also looked at other successful authors' articles to see what others are doing to develop in-depth pieces.
6 Actionable Ways to Make Progress on Your Manuscript
Struggling to start or finish your manuscript? Here are actionable plans you can take advantage of to work toward completing your masterpiece.
What Is a Book Foreword?
Do you know what a foreword is? It's an optional short chapter in a book’ that provides additional information or insight about the book or the author, written by someone other than the author. Learn how to use a foreword in this article.
Seven Practical Books on Writing Fiction
Trying to write better? Looking for good guidebooks? Writing fiction differs from writing an essay or an academic paper. It takes plotting, characterization, structure, style, voice, etc. Here are seven practical books on writing fiction to help fiction writers out there.
Five Levels of Psychic Distance in First-Person Fiction
A handy aid for writers—select the appropriate psychic distance in your stories according to how you want to affect your readers.
How to Write an Argumentative Essay About Water
One of my favorite questions from a reader was how to write an argumentative essay about water. Since lots of people argue about water these days, there are lots of topics to choose from. Here is how you would turn such an argument into an essay.
Ideas for Water Topics to Write About
Let's say you've been assigned to write about water. You get to choose your own topic, but when you try, you're completely stymied. What is it possible to write about that hasn't been written already? Here are 20 main topic areas, with subtopics you can pick from.
7 Tips for Writing a Speech for Someone Else
Writing a speech for someone else, like your boss or for a friend, can be challenging, but it doesn't have to be. By using a few of these tips, you will be able to craft the perfect speech to inform and entertain any audience.
Book Review Writing: Don't Be a Critic, Be an Etiquette Reviewer
Writing a book review is not always an easy task as most of us are not literary experts. Even if we are, we become a little biased and have our own preferences when writing positive and negative reviews. That makes the reviewing task tedious and non-reliable.
How to Write a Restaurant Review (10 Tips Plus Examples)
Writing a restaurant review is a great way to share your excitement about a favorite restaurant—or warn potential diners about a particularly disappointing experience. Learn how to write an effective and successful review!
How to Write a Grant Proposal for Your Organization (With Additional Resources)
A grant is a non-repayable fund provided by the government, foundation and trust to a non-profit organization. To ask for a grant, an organization needs to write a compelling grant proposal. Here are a few tips to help you with grant proposal writing process to win the grant for your organization.
How to Write a Travelogue (Tips for Aspiring Travel Bloggers)
A travelogue is a diary of a person’s journey to another place. It is both a narrative story describing personal experiences and a written report with helpful factual details. The aim of a travelogue is to entertain, entice, and inform anyone who might be interested in visiting a destination.
23 Online Style Guides to Browse Through When You’re Not Busy Writing
If you don’t have a writing-related hobby, may I suggest browsing through style guides?
Six Easy Steps to Write a Debate
Whether it's for school or for an external club, writing a debate is tough. There are many different things to consider; formatting, style, and the arguments themselves are just the tip of the iceberg. To help you remove the guesswork, this article explores how to write a debate in six easy steps.
Good Research Paper Topics You Can Really Use, With Examples and Ideas
Good research topics are broad enough to elicit good information, yet narrow enough to be manageable in a short paper. This article contains topics that are narrow enough to handle in a research paper, but broad enough so that you can locate excellent information.
How to Choose an Awesome Pen Name
Many writers chose to publish their work under a pen name to protect their identity, save themselves from embarrassment or fulfil their desire to have a secret identity. This article lists 4 fool-proof methods to chose your very own professional, unique and memorable pen name.
How to Use Tone, Style and Pacing to Write Effectively for Focus and Readability
A fellow writer asked about the variation of words and paragraphs and the impact of such combinations on tone and style. I explore this through examples from various writers and aim to encourage good writing practice and personal style.