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37 ESSENTIAL RULES OF WRITING BY LAURA HANCOCK (2)

37 ESSENTIAL RULES OF WRITING BY LAURA HANCOCK (2)

    37 ESSENTIAL RULES OF WRITING BY LAURA HANCOCK (2)CONTINUATION FROM LAST POST

21. I.e/e.g.

The abbreviation i.e. means “that is,” whereas e.g means “for example. “I am a writing snob, i.e., I read Strunk and White for fun,” versus, “I think you should read a book on writing, e.g., Strunk and White’s ‘The Elements of Style.’”

22. A/an

Quick one here: Use “a” when the word begins with a consonant, and “an” when it begins with a vowel. “A banana,…

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37 ESSENTIAL RULES OF WRITING BY LAURA HANCOCK

37 ESSENTIAL RULES OF WRITING BY LAURA HANCOCK

37 ESSENTIAL RULES OF WRITING BY LAURA HANCOCKWhen it comes to blogging for business, few things are more important than nailing the voice of your brand and bringing it to your ideal client. Few things other than grammar, that is. Whether you are a copywriter or a fiction writer, controlling the English language is of the utmost importance. For your reading pleasure, I have assembled 37 grammar rules/misused words—or common mistakes that…

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Writing and Editing Tips - Part 6: Common Grammatical Errors

Writing and Editing Tips – Part 6: Common Grammatical Errors

Originally posted on Alison Williams Writing:

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Following on from last week’s post (here), I thought I’d share some more common grammatical errors. Keep these in mind when writing and you’ll find that correct usage becomes second nature.

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Why the exclamation marks? Because this is one of the things I absolutely hate! And I mean hate. I don’t know why it winds me up as much as it…

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Writing and Editing Tips Part 5: Grammar Rules - Using the Right Word

Writing and Editing Tips Part 5: Grammar Rules – Using the Right Word

Originally posted on Alison Williams Writing:

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Writing is a tricky business. There are so many elements to consider – developing wonderful characters that grow as your plot moves forward, writing realistic yet entertaining dialogue that moves your plot along, developing a plot that keeps your reader enthralled and desperate to learn more, penning breathtaking scenes, inventing beautiful…

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Writing and Editing Tips Part 4: Exposition - the good, the bad and the boring.

Writing and Editing Tips Part 4: Exposition – the good, the bad and the boring.

Originally posted on Alison Williams Writing:

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Despite the fact that I quite often highlight great tracts of text and write ‘EXPOSITION’ over them in bold, (actually I’m much more polite than that about it) exposition is, in fact, extremely important. Indeed, exposition is part of every narrative; without it your reader would have no idea what was going on, where anything was, or who the…

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Writing and Editing Tips - Part 3: Editing and Proofreading your Work

Writing and Editing Tips – Part 3: Editing and Proofreading your Work

Originally posted on Alison Williams Writing:

Novels, short stories, articles, even blog posts, all need a thorough proofread and edit before submitting or publishing. Of course, if you’re writing a novel, then it really is worth considering hiring an editor –  see my previous post here. However, everyone needs to edit and proof their work at some stage. This can be a tricky job and one that…

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Writing and Editing Tips - Part 2: Beating Writer’s Block

Writing and Editing Tips – Part 2: Beating Writer’s Block

Originally posted on Alison Williams Writing:

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Writer’s block – we’ve all heard of it, and lots of us have experienced it, whether it’s just that horrible half an hour of looking at a blank piece of paper or empty screen while our brains refuse to perform, or the more serious, crippling months or even years of inability to create that has afflicted some of the greatest writers. I know there…

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