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When adjectives end with –ing they are called participles. Sometimes while using participles they might dangle in a sentence with no proper subject in consideration, or with the wrong subject present in the sentence. Picking the order from the driveway, the car drove ahead. In this sentence it is not specified...
Grammar tips - double negatives
A double negative is the use of two forms of negation in a single sentence. Two negations while used in the same sentence may mean only a single negation, while the second negation intensifies the other. Ideally, two negatives should cancel out each other and produce an affirmative response....
How And When To Use A Comma

How and when to use a comma

One of the most important punctuation marks is a Comma, the little tailed thing. A simple comma can alter the meaning of a sentence to complete opposite. Hence, knowledge of comma is obligatory for everyone. So, let’s see how a little punctuation mark like comma can be used. Compound sentences When...
How to build a novel’s setting
Among the basic elements of novel writing after plot and character development, setting is the most important issue to consider. It is unarguably an important essence of a novel, without which the whole book might seem even after a good plot and character development. And, therefore a setting for...
How To Find Out What Genre My Book Fits Into?
A common problem faced by novice writers is figuring out which genre to put their books in. Even if the writer is well acquainted with the genres, when it comes to their own piece of work, confusion is explicable. There are already many mainline genres, and sub-genres, while new...
How To Name Your Characters Right
Naming your characters can be a job as difficult and head-boggling as devising the plot, or the theme, or the overall character development. The names need to be accurate, suit the character’s personality and setting in both time and space. You need names as awesome as Gandalf the grey/white,...
What Is Meant By Conflict In Terms Of Novel Writing?
A conflict is an essential part of building your story for a novel. Without a conflict the story becomes plain, baseless and boring. So, what exactly is a conflict? Conflict can be any event, phenomena, or even a person that contradicts the protagonist’s path, or make a change in...
What Are The Elements of Novel Writing
A question that has bewildered novice writers for centuries is how to create an impressive beginning. In this article, I’m going to talk about the basic elements that form the structure of a novel. If you get these elements correctly there is a possibility that you could begin yourself a...
How To Create An Attractive Plot For You Novel
“Plot is no more than footprints left in the snow after your characters have run by on their way to incredible destinations.” ― Ray Bradbury, Zen in the Art of Writing When you plan to start a novel there is nothing but a blank sheet before you. It is up to...

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How to improve your writing skills with these simple but effective tips?

"How can I improve my writing skills?" Whether you're an emerging writer, or an established author, whether a student or a working person, you must...

How Can I Improve My Writing Skills?

How can I improve my writing skills? This is a common question that one might ask, or might be asked. Whether you’re a student,...
How And When To Use A Comma

How and when to use a comma

One of the most important punctuation marks is a Comma, the little tailed thing. A simple comma can alter the meaning of a sentence...
Grammar tips - double negatives

Grammar tips – double negatives

A double negative is the use of two forms of negation in a single sentence. Two negations while used in the same sentence may...
Book Review - It Happens for a Reason

Book Review – It Happens for a Reason

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My theory about Jon Snow of Games of thrones/asoiaf

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