Call me a nerd, but . . .

Posted by Janie Sullivan on August 20, 2011 in General Writing, Grammar, Writing Contests, Writing Tips |

OK, I admit it. I am a bit of a fanatic when it comes to punctuation. I think it is important to use it correctly and when I see miss-placed apostrophes, or commas out of whack, I get a tiny bit annoyed. That is why, when I saw this month’s “Add Power to Your Pen” […]

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Non-Fiction Writing Tip #8

Posted by Janie Sullivan on May 16, 2011 in General Writing, Non-Fiction Writing, Writing Life, Writing Tips |

Language Just because the piece is non-fiction, that does not mean the language needs to be boring. You can spice up your non-fiction with strong verbs and interesting word choices, as long as they fit the style of the article, add meaning to it, and keep the reader interested. Some methods you can incorporate into […]

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Writing Dialogue that Speaks

Posted by Janie Sullivan on June 17, 2010 in Fiction Writing, Writing Tips |

1di·a·logue According to Mirriam-Webster’s Online Dictionary, dialogue is a conversation between two or more people.  So, how does a writer create dialogue? In a fiction story, dialogue is often the glue that holds the elements of the story together, or a method for the writer to introduce characters, define characters, tell a story, or give […]

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