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.
What to Include in a Cover Letter to a Literary Agent
You want to get published but don’t have an agent. Getting into print can be tough. Here are some tips to make your initial contact with a literary agent more effective.
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.
7 Steps to Write a Good Thesis Statement
The good news is that once you learn how to write a thesis statement, writing is no longer mysterious. It becomes much easier to tackle research papers, essays, and even other types of writing. When you can write a thesis sentence, you know exactly what you are planning to say in your paper.
How to Write a Good Thesis Statement: Write, Refine, and Revise
To write a good thesis statement, you’ll need to avoid the pitfalls of being general, imprecise, confusing, or incomplete. Here are quick strategies for writing a thesis statement.
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.
How to Instantly Improve Your Writing: Use These Tools
This article shares some online tools that can help improve your writing. Some are free, and some have a fee. Take advantage of them to elevate your writing to the next level.
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.
Why and How to Avoid “Very” to Become a Better Writer
The repetitive use of the word "very" makes your writing weak and boring. Strong writers will replace "very" with specific and interesting words. Here are 101 words to use instead.
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 little partial 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.
5 Crucial Points to Consider When Writing a Personal Manifesto
In this article I discuss my own experience with writing a personal manifesto as well as five crucial points to consider when writing your own.
22 Incredible Tips to Help You Write Better Essays & Novels
To become better you have to work harder and harder each day. Learn more than 20 writing tips to help you become a better writer with time and effort.
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.
Ten Confessions of Writing a Good Book
Writing in itself can be a lot of work if you do not know what to write on. But when you do know what to write on, you begin to worry if it's going to be a good book. There is help; worry no more as I am about to unleash ten confessions that made me a successful writer that I'm sure will guide you.
A Writer’s Perspective on What I Learned Reading 52 Books in One Year
Setting a reading goal helped me gain confidence and become a better writer. What can you learn by reading more books?
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?
Should You Write Your Life Story? Consider Details, Marketing, Publishing and Laws
Writing your life story is a great thing to do. We have too few stories of ordinary lives. One of the best lifestories I ever read was that of a very ordinary life. I have never forgotten it
How 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
This article offers examples and ideas for creating good research topics. Several lists of Ideas are included, with additional suggestions for how to make an interesting paper.
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.