The Value of a Dictionary — Carolyn Wilker

graphic for dictionary post-resized-600.jpgWhen did you last open a dictionary? Was it to make sure you`ve spelled a word correctly? To check the meaning of a word you didn’t know? Or to make sure it was the right word for the context. If you didn’t have a dictionary on your desk, did you search an online dictionary

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3 Sweet Tips for Creating Delicious Headlines — Pam Mytroen

ice-cream-sundae-resized-600.jpgCherry on top or the whole sundae?

Jeff Goins, writer, weighs in heavily on the power of a headline:

“So often, the headline is the most neglected part of writing an article. People (writers) just gloss over it without taking much time to consider it. In their minds, it’s the cherry on top. No, Friends. It’s not. The headline is the sundae.”

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3 Editing Tips to Eliminate Extra Words — Carolyn Wilker

You’ve looked through the guidelines and editor’s notes a second time after researching, outlining and writing the article, and you realize there’s one thing you missed, or forgotten. There are at least a hundred more words than the editor wants.

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Success After 600 Rejection Slips — Nikki Rosen

the call of the wild-resized-600.JPGI read the book in school and loved it. It was a story set in nature….of a wolf….and seeing things from the animal’s perspective.
But the story wasn’t only about an animal…it was about human nature…and violence, decency and redemption.

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How to Write a Cozy Mystery Novel — Brenda Wood

So you want to write a mystery novel? There is a really simple formula making the rounds now.

Betsy, the heroine (yes it is always a she) just moved to a small town from the big city, leaving her jilted lover behind. He will harass her at some future point by interrupting her new love affair and/or attacking her verbally and/or physically. He will leave in disgrace, having repented and finally seeing the error of his ways.

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Writers and Idioms — Carolyn Wilker

You might recognize this saying, a feather in your cap, or you may have never heard the term.

Meaning of the Idiom

hat copyAccording to the Oxford Dictionary of Idioms, a “feather in your cap” came from the late 17th century and originally meant a sign of foolishness

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Welcome to the InScribe Blog on Writing…

Welcome to the InScribe Blog on Writing…

Articles are published weekly on Thursdays.

Our contributors are experienced writers and they are eager to share their expertise and knowledge with you.

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