As writers, we have a tendency to change up how we refer to time as we progress through our work. It’s a pain to go back and change all that; but, you gotta do what you gotta do to ensure your writing is understood how you intend it to be. Tense can have a major effect on just that.
Category: For Students
Articles, Resources, & Tools for Students
A STU•DENT is someone who researches, studies, and writes about a particular topic and/or area, formally (for an assignment) and informally (for kicks).
But, you don’t have to be paying for classes to enjoy these blog posts about how to study, its effect on our lives, and story understanding.
Posts “for students” are going to look at studying and its role in the world and storytelling. Not only will they address studying itself, but also:
- our personal and professional need for it;
- how it helps us to understand the world;
- how we study in a creative manner;
- what is typically ignored in formal studies; and
- current trends in educational systems.
Being a student (formally and informally) myself, I pose ideas based on my research. With this, I encourage you to find out more, continue to be a lifelong learner, and connect it to your life. Just like the definition, they will hopefully inspire you to research, study, and write about the topics. In the perfect world, from it, you’ll learn something new every day.
As I started to work on my character development, I had to keep in mind that dialogue is a key feature to understanding a character. How they speak can reveal much of their demographics–let alone the content of their conversation. If you didn’t know that, you know it now.
Grammatically, these are the top two errors to look for when you start editing your drafts. You want your writing to be clear and engaging. Help us to experience everything, but don’t give us a headache.
If you want to be a good writer, you have to keep reading. So, I aimed for a book a month before last year and that really worked for me. This year I want to aim for two a month. What am I reading that abundantly? My To Be Read (TBR) list includes the following…
To be a good writer, you have to be a good reader. That’s why I started keeping a reading journal. It’s an excellent tool to keep the reader in me alive!
If you establish these other 5 elements along with the other three, you’re on a roll for a well-crafted story for others to enjoy for years.
All readers need to know allusions. I found five common allusions you will find any smart character in anything referencing. Y’know, the cool-kid knowledge.
There are 350+ literary elements, depending on how you define it. When telling a good story, you only need to focus on conflict, context, and character.
If you ask the right questions, you get the right answers. These 4 stories made me question life philosophy, and I’ve never been the same!
These are key setting context details that affect our writing and how the readers will then picture the setting (because imagery is essential), make sense of the conflict (because obstacles to one person may...
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