Mood in Literature: Definition and Examples

Mood in Literature: Definition and Examples

It's pretty easy to tell when you're in a good mood, bad mood, need-more-food mood... but even your favorite stories have moods, too, and they impact how you feel while reading. What was the last story to make you cry? Laugh? Feel nostalgic, optimistic, or frightened?...

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Stranger Things Gifts: The Best Merchandise for Superfans

Stranger Things Gifts: The Best Merchandise for Superfans

Can't get enough of Stranger Things? The Netflix original series released its 3rd season this summer and the company is expected to confirm a 4th installment in the coming weeks. Luckily, you don't have to sit around waiting anxiously for the next season to get...

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How to Start a Book Club: 4 Tips for Success

How to Start a Book Club: 4 Tips for Success

Do you love books and sharing your favorite reads with friends? Are you interested in discovering new books and meeting new people? If you fall into either of these categories, you might consider starting or joining a book club. What Is a Book Club? A book club is a...

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Theme in Literature: Definition and Examples

Theme in Literature: Definition and Examples

Anything that is worth reading was written with a purpose, a message that the writer wanted to share with the world. We can see this in everything from short poems to children's books. (Don't tell me you're not moved by Dr. Seuss!) Some writing might be a bit more...

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19 Paid Online Coding Courses

19 Paid Online Coding Courses

Whether you want to make use of more advanced features for your blog, start a website for your business, create digital art, or simply add an in-demand skill to your resume, a coding course can be extremely beneficial. We've compiled a list of some of the best paid...

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Motif in Literature: Definition and Examples

Motif in Literature: Definition and Examples

Do you ever notice that some ideas or images keep popping up as you read a book? Most likely, that's more than just coincidence. If an image or idea is recurrent throughout a work of literature, it might be a motif trying to tip you off to the bigger picture behind...

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Passive Voice: What Is It and When Is It Acceptable?

Passive Voice: What Is It and When Is It Acceptable?

The passive voice is often villainized by editors and identified by grammar software as a bad writing habit that should be avoided. While it’s true that the active voice can make your writing stronger and more direct, the passive voice isn’t necessarily a grammatical...

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2019 Readers Choice Award Winners

2019 Readers Choice Award Winners

We just wrapped up another amazing Readers Choice Awards Contest in 2019, and we're so excited to finally announce the winners! Why We Started This Book Awards Contest No matter how you choose to publish a book, we think what authors do is amazing and we want to...

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36 Business Writing Courses for Your Career Growth

36 Business Writing Courses for Your Career Growth

The goal of effective business writing is to increase productivity, reduce costs, and improve the quality of communication. But thanks to social media and the rise of digital communication, many of us have forgotten (or simply never learned) how to write quality...

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