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improve your writing skills
"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 have come across this question more often than not. It's the most common question most aspiring writers have. In fact, people might want to improve...
How To Make The Table Of Contents In A Word Document
Table of contents not only gives your reader an idea about the length and content of the book, it also helps them easily navigate through the book as they wish. Table of contents is placed usually after the Title/copyright page. In this article we’re going to discuss the methods...
How To Format An E-book For Smashwords
It might prove to be a big headache for a first time writer to get his/her e-book published at smashwords. Why, the smashwords’ meatgrinder rejects the manuscript straightway if not formatted appropriately. Smashwords has even made available a detailed Style guide for such writers to get their book formatted...
How To Sell Your Self-published Book
With more and more authors coming to the business, it had become too difficult to get published even if you’re excellent at what you do. However, a solution was found to this problem. Self-publication. Now, before you decide to get yourself published through a self-publishing platform there is one thing...
Dont-dangle-your-participle
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
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...
If you ask me one thing to name which is the most important element of a novel, then I would name character(s). A well-formed character can set itself in the heart of a reader and force them to love them, live them, at times hate them, think like them,...