...because you know it's out there and happens more frequently than you could possibly realize. Plagiarism. It's a dirty little word, one that people frequently misspell and can't quite grasp its meaning. They ask, "Well, what is plagiarism exactly?" Really? I'll tell you exactly what plagiarism is.... Plagiarism is, in the scholarly realm, writing 3-4 words… Continue reading Let’s Talk About Plagiarism
Category: Writing Tip of the Week
Book Reviews 101
Let's talk about book reviews for a moment, shall we? Grab some coffee. This is a long lesson. You picked up a book, you read it, you loved or hated it, and now you'd like to write a review on it for whatever reason you may have. Maybe you enjoy writing book reviews. Perhaps you're good… Continue reading Book Reviews 101
In Dreams…Or How Ideas Come to Me
I like to keep a file or doc for ideas--blog ideas, book ideas, short story ideas--but today's post comes from one I'd posted on another blog a couple of years ago. I'm revamping it a little to suit today's needs, and I do apologize for the lateness of today's post. I've been kind of busy… Continue reading In Dreams…Or How Ideas Come to Me
Interviewing for a story: Data or Depth?
Author Linzé Brandon explains the pros and cons of doing research and conducting interviews for writing research.
Characters and Characterization
Characterisation or characterization is the process of conveying information about characters in narrative or dramatic works of art or everyday conversation. Characters may be presented by means of description, through their actions, speech, or thoughts.
Spelling – 27 August 2012
Jinxie delves into the wonderful world of spelling for you, and gives you some commonly misspelled and misused words.
Tale vs. Short Story – 13 Aug 2012
This week's Writing/Editing tip will be very short because I'd just like to share two very basic things with you that I learned in my literary criticism class a while back. These are also things I really need to remember, so I'm hoping that by writing them down, they'll stick. Hey, I can dream!
Writing/Editing Tip of the Week – Passive Voice
Since the spammers are being stupid now and only leaving me comments with links, which I won't EVER approve OR discuss outside of this sentence due to their subject matter (things best left for erotic tales and little blue pills), I will now have to switch topics. So there will be no more Spam Comment… Continue reading Writing/Editing Tip of the Week – Passive Voice