How to Write For Kids: 7 Tips for Charming Young Audiences

How to Write For Kids: 7 Tips for Charming Young Audiences

Writing for children may seem like child’s play—but the truth is, their honesty and innocence means that kids won't pretend to like something, and you can’t tell them to like a book when they don’t.  In order to be a success, kids will need to like your book...

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Hanged or Hung: Choosing the Correct Past Tense

Hanged or Hung: Choosing the Correct Past Tense

When two words seem to mean the same thing, it’s easy just to pick one or the other. But sometimes, choosing the wrong word can have embarrassing consequences.  One tricky pair of words is hanged and hung. They both sound very similar, right? In this post, we...

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Anaphora: How to Use Strategic Repetition in Writing

Anaphora: How to Use Strategic Repetition in Writing

The best authors know how to make use of literary devices to help their writing pack more punch. One of these tactics includes using strategic repetition of words and phrases.  Most teachers would discourage you from repeating words, as it can easily get...

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2020 Writing Contests: Where and How to Enter Your Work

2020 Writing Contests: Where and How to Enter Your Work

Whether or not you’re an experienced writer, joining a writing contest is a great way to get more exposure for your work and challenge yourself to grow. You might even win a little cash, too! The good news is that there are many contests out there looking for a...

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How to Use the Future Perfect Tense: Tips and Examples

How to Use the Future Perfect Tense: Tips and Examples

As a writer, knowing how to use the different tenses of verbs is a crucial skill that must be mastered in order to communicate your ideas clearly and accurately.  The perfect tenses are some of the more complicated tenses, but they play a critical role in...

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21 Beautiful and Inspiring Books About Immigration

21 Beautiful and Inspiring Books About Immigration

Sometimes, when it’s hard to imagine what other people are going through, reading a book can deepen your understanding. Some of the best stories are about challenging journeys, and stories about immigrants and their experiences are no exception: they serve to not only...

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How to Get an Internship: 7 Steps for Early Success

How to Get an Internship: 7 Steps for Early Success

In the past, a college degree was often enough to set you apart and guarantee a high-paying job in your field of expertise. However, as more and more Americans graduate from two- and four-year universities, a degree alone doesn't quite cut it anymore. Internships...

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10 Youngest Child Authors Who Prove Age Is Just a Number

10 Youngest Child Authors Who Prove Age Is Just a Number

Publishers and moviemakers are always on the lookout for their next hit. Who’s to say they won’t find it in someone still in grade school?  Child authors show us that there's no minimum age requirement to sit at the bestseller's table. From epic fantasies to...

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